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Latest posts by AllotmentMax


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:48

Evening all. Very wet again here today. Just taken on a second allotment plot, but weather is holding me back from clearing it and getting it tidy. Not cold, but where is the sun? Anyone seen it? 

Off to eat home-made raspberry and apple crumble. Yum yum

Strange weather we've been having

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:25

Can anyone place a drinks order? Rum n coke would be lovely!

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:16

It looks fab and makes my front garden look very drab,  maybe a project next year!


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:53

Just hire one for the day.  It's probably much easier.  You will have to dig all the weeds up first though, because there's no use rotavating the weeds back into the soil. 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:50

I have the same problem, may have to resort to smashing my pots, but I don't really want to.  Will try brute force first.  I can't remember ever dividing mine, but this year is the first year they haven't done so well, so me thinks they need a bit of loving!

Planting garlic

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:47

Just planted my garlic today.  I have to say I'm going to try and plant some in spring too. Just finished using this years crop which I planted last autumn.  They weren't massive bulbs, but I made use of them all the same.  I did lose a couple through the winter too.

Self seeding foxglove...

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 00:05
I collected seeds too, but as you all say they have thousands of seeds so plenty to do with what you will. The bees love em too. I really love the cottage garden look they give and that's my aim for next year.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 17:05

Just been catching up on a MOB Rants thread.  Very interesting reading.  I haven't anything to rant about at the mo, but if I do I'll know where to go!!

On second thoughts, I do have a slight rant.  I had to go to the job centre yesterday to sign on (I gave up my job due to stress recently).  I can't believe how belittling it was.  They lady was fairly pleasant, but I felt horrible.  I have worked hard since I left school, I have three kids and after much thought handed my notice in, as I was making myself ill.  I decided my health was more important.  I am looking for another job and using my extra free time to spruce up my allotment, but anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:52

I planted out Marshalls bought small plants this year on my allotment, only 9 plants and they only grew to about 2ft high.  I only got about 4 cobs altogether.  Not very successful.  Any advice as I have never grown them before.

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:50

Aah I suppose that could be it, but I can't say I have noticed, but the blighters do like to come out at night don't they.  Oh well I will see how it goes.  Am looking forward to seeing it flower next year.  I can't remember it's name, but it had lovely pink bell type flowers on the picture.  I bought it at GW Live show this year, along with many others!

Discussions started by AllotmentMax

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?

Passion flower 
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