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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 18:34

Great piccies as usual. I love this thread.

Problem with strawberry plants

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 18:33

You could try them in hanging baskets. They need to be somewhere the pollinating insects can get to them too.  They may have got a bit hot and scorched the leaves.

Mysterious yellow spots!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:50

They look pretty healthy plants. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:48

Yes I think you are right. I now have around 10 different clematis,  some of which only went in last autumn so can't wait to see what they all look like. I have a lovely double headed lilac/purple one with lots of buds on it. Will take a picture of it when it comes into flower. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:52

Just catching up, some lovely photos of everyone's gardens.  Here's a couple of mine this week.

Wigeila I beleive

Lots of aquilegia in flower, spirea in the background

Clematis, not sure which one though?

Looking forward to this beautiful clematis, did not flower last year at all.

Potato vine.

Not as impressive as some, but work in progress all the same.


Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:43

Beautiful pictures.  Will have to try and get there some day.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:32

I work as a Senior Secretary at the moment.  Prior to that I worked in Social Care, but left due to the very stressful nature of the business.  But I have to say I am not keen on the current job and would love to retrain, but I just don't know what at.  After taking up our allotment a few years ago, I wish I had more time to garden!!!

Our lives take such a twist and turn, and what once seemed fulfilling is now something I dread each morning. Especially as the kids get older and more independent.

48 perennial plant offer

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:19

Thanks OL. Lets hope they are ok?..

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:17

Great pictures everyone. I will have to get out tomorrow and take a few. Tulips and iris in the front garden looking lovely.  Doronicum lovely spring colour.  Been reshaping the borders so hopefully will get some good piccies once planting is in,


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:14

Hope you are not on the waiting list too long. I know the list is fairly short here. When we got our 3 years  ago they had just set out 16 new allotments on a spare field behind the existing allotments. Rumour has it they were allotments around 50 years ago and then they went out of favour. Its great that home grown seems to be back in fashion now,

I'm particularly looking forward to making jam this year and perhaps trying chutneys. there's huge satisfaction from eating your own home grown produce. My parents have even set up a small raised bed and grown their own too. 

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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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?

Passion flower 
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