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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Timing for seedling planting with this weather?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:14
I planted seeds today, but things are slower than usual due to the cold. Have covered all in fleece in hope of helping them along. Green house full of bedding plants tho'.

Talkback: Cats in the garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:05
Having been a cat owner I love them. But next doors cats love our garden more than their own. I just put twigs across my veg so they can't get to them. Plant your Borders full to the brim so there's no soil for them to mess in and no particular problem! The only thing is we don' get many birds as they all get scared off! They do seem to love lazing on the kids trampoline tho!! Well they would if we had any sun!!

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 20:57
My three children have challenged each other to a competition too. My friend has the allotment next to our so have given her three boys some seeds too. We have planted them all in various different places, including the garden so will see who comes out tops! I have promised the winner a prize. Feel it should be garden, flower related so any ideas appreciated?


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 20:52
Perhaps the old fashioned stamp and envelope is easier. Just received my two free Clematis from last months offer, no prob. Just got to find somewhere to plant them now!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:42
Well weather a bit changeable today, but have seen the sun briefly. A few showers, wind is chilly and I think it's going to be a cold night. Have set some more seeds, onion sets and leeks. All covered over from the cold, pests etc. Wish it would warm up now!!!!

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 23:05
Thanks for the tip. Will let them do their stuff naturally and see what I get. Half the fun is the waiting to see what happens! Will be great to eat home grown strawberries. I remember my nan always grew loads way back when I was little. She would have been proud of my 'slightly' green fingers!!!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 22:59
Yes, getting on ok. Just a beginner really, but loving it. We are about 10 miles from Cambridge.

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:58

Must admit, it's mainly a bit of trial and error as I don't know what kind of plants I have as a kindly neighbour at the allotment shared her runners with us.  We just planted them and hope for the best.  Some are under a cloche, some in the ground and others in a strawberry planter, so we will see what happens!

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:54
Kids have already planted a couple of sunflowers. Perhaps a bit early, but they are in fairly sheltered areas and about 2inches in height now. Going to plant some more, so we can use as cut flowers later on. Happy gardening!

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:50

Thanks, perhaps I'll try tubers instead!  Wish me luck.

Discussions started by AllotmentMax

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

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

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