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Latest posts by Alan4711


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 09:44
are we talking about Christmas already oh no !!!!!too soooooon, i avnt got a winking smilie


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 09:36
2 things i forgot ,as Stacy says a good load of manure left on top the worms will do the rest and if poss have some left over just rotting away for later thats what we did,nt do but will on the next allotment, also go round the allotment and see who has the best one , he or she is the one to get to know ,gardeners love to be told there garden/allotment is looking good and love giving advice when asked , starting is so exciting and were moving very soon and already have an allotment waiting and like you starting again,oh and also you might want to know if anything has been planted last or this year because of crop rotation were going to have to do it again like you,,cant wait,


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 20:26
simply ease some soil away and look as timing them is not always right, i did this also with just 3 large red spuds, they were just stunning and got nearly 5 LB a spud, avalooksee


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 19:21
Hi Pump ,this year we grew potatoes in 5 of our large raised beds, all well manured and weed free, raised beds are just so easy to use no matter what you want to grow ,once built and ready they are just so easy to maintain, but you have to watch the moisture levels as raised beds drain and dry quicker, earlies would be just right for a start and Charlottes were the allotments top spud this year ,our Winston were rubbish Kestrel ok, Cara main ok, good luck,, Alan4711


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 17:35
LIL you are dead right , get the plot clean and tidy ,will you need a shed ,plan what grows best in that area,raised beds or not, what soil have you got, what veg can you grow that costs most to buy in the shops, go to the charity shops they're full of good gardening books very cheap, and dont rush to plant too soon ,and enjoy ,have you got a kettle!!! most important we think and plan best sitting and looking at the allotments we have get the feel of it, And get on with your neighboring allotmenteers your going to need them sooner or later i promise you ASK and ASK its all free, we started with winter approaching and planned for the coming season that worked well ,, good luck Alan


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 17:19
Hi some reasons why flowers dont set,soil not kept moist,,try to mulch the soil in early midsummer,,early morning/evening misting helps to keep the humidity around the flowers and help to set,,alkaline,chalky soils is best for beans,if you have neutral or acidic soil it pays to water the crop once with hydrated lime,,also to pinch out the growing tips of the plants when they are 6 to 8 inches high,resulting side shoots usually set better,, ( RHC allotment hand book ) just got it from charity shop ??16:99
got it as a pressy for ten bob (50 pence for the youngsters if there are any on ea)
no charge for all this info folks Alan4711 b lucky


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:37
with things like this so often things arise that the norm has never heard off, our purchase going through is also on an unadopted road and everyone sorts things out between themselves,however our solicitor has found out half the road is a bridle path and ""its illegal to drive over one "" however nobody knows who owns it and its been driven over for over 70 years so it seems were ok as we need to go over it to get to our property, the cleaning and repair of the road is all shared and so forth,and luckily they are all obviously looking at there properties they are all keen Gardeners so are bound to be nice easy going neighbors (PLEASE)
off to the car boooot Alan


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:26
Hi most of my info iv got from here and off the net,RHS and some other,there are also for helping out ,some are good ,but loads of help there ,iv only just started growing them so i,ll keep an eye on this good luck Alan


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:08
wow, iv listed every one of them and they sound peerrrrrfect,many thanks for all that great info im very surprised at that response just what the wine ordered have a nice evening everyone Bye 4now,


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 13:41
Hi all , i would appreciate any info for choosing plants (perennial ) for an evening spot that the old owners on returning from Cyprus made themselves its an evening sit in"" bottle of wine area"" as they called it, table and seats and suchlike and very nice, it gets good light and sun from 10 am ish onwards and catches the last of the sun in the evening, a very pleasant well protected spot, so we would like to add some big mediterranean type pots with new nite time aromas if poss maybe climbers ,im not sure if there are plants that smell nice at nite time,, anyway im giving it a tryandc and luckily we have a really good G/C nearby i can order them from many thanks and good luck,, Alan

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