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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

New TV programme

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 19:29

Me too. Will have to record so I can catch up on my days off work.

Overwintering Yourself...

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 19:25

Most of the above for me too. New plot on the allotment needs refencing so OH to help with that. He's just built me a two bay composter at the weekend. The rest of it needs digging over completely as the previous tenants hardly touched it for months. have made a good start though.

May try and redesign the back garden a little and plan it to have more colour next year. Large apple tree also needs pruning. I have still got 4 clematis to go in but can't decide where to put them.

Will also refer to seeds catalogues. 


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:25

Just finished watching the Remembrance festival on TV.  Very touching and emotional. It touches us all some how, some way. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:24

What gorgeous colours acers are.  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:15

Cosmos, a few dahlias,  one clematis which i can't remember name of. Catsear, scabious, zinnia and the winter pansies I planted last week. Not alot though. I need to find a few a few later flowering plants for next year. I'm a bit of a beginner realky regarding seasonal plants etc!


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:08

Evening all. Or perhaps goodnight. Fab day on the allotment. Managed to get a good bonfire going to burn a few odds and ends. Got a big chunk of the new plot dug over, although it was a bit wet. Found one of our mini greenhouse had blown on to someone elses allotment during the week!  chose to dismantle it for the winter.

Weather was good until we left and then it started to drzzle. Very windy now. 

My three clematis arrived in post from GW offer. Just got to decide where to put them now?

what utter confusion!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:57

I am dead against the social scene on the internet and do not do face book etc. I logged on this forum for gardening advice pure and simple.  Was astounded by the amount of upset on the other threads. Guys! It's an advice forum! Most of you don't even know each other. Just stick to gardening, don't get too involved. Lifes too short. 

New allotment overwintering

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:13

I couldn't get fresh manure so I got some bags of manure from Marshalls which is much lighter and easy to use. Its about £20 a bag.  I use chicken pellets just before planting or during the growing season.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:44

Hi everyone.  Very productive day today.  Dug over more of the new plot.  Had a small bonfire.  Cut the grass in the garden and swept up the leaves.  I'm knackered.  Needed to get much done as they give rain tomorrow so at least it feels as if I acheived something this week. 

However, am now off to the gym for a bit! I must be mad!!

Pruning apple tree

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:15

Thanks fidget bones

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Greenfly in my greenhouse!

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48 perennial plant offer

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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

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what utter confusion!

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Pruning apple tree

In need of advice 
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Clematic trouble

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

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