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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

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

Pruning apple tree

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:44

I have a very large' Bramley Seedling' cooking apple tree.  It's still producing loads of apples.  I just need advice on when it is best to give it a really good prune.  It's so large I can't reach half the apples anymore.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:41

Weather much improved today after a dodgy start.  Got soaked this morning.  Sun shining now and have been able to get out in the garden.  Cleared away some dahlias, cut back and few bits and pieces and moved some too.  Looks much tidier.  Could do with cutting the grass but it's still a bit wet.  Hopefully get on with that tomorrow.  Need to get up the allotment too and make headway on the new ploy we've got.

Discussions started by AllotmentMax

Plant ID please

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Bloomin' pigeons!!!!

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Greenfly in my greenhouse!

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48 perennial plant offer

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 13:03

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

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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 08:03

what utter confusion!

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 15:52

Pruning apple tree

In need of advice 
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Last Post: 24/10/2013 at 00:18

Clematic trouble

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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 17:04

Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Passion flower 
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