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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 20:05

Curious, another allotmenteer grows only purple veg: peas etc, seemingly trouble free.

Yes, I'm sure sticky hanging tape would work in the greenhouse. Worth a try.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 19:06

Oh, Fruitcake, a whole week    lucky you !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 19:04

Re white fly, fellow allotmenteers on my site are plagued too. One has a cordon of string on canes  around his sprouts to which he has attached sticky wide parcel tape along the string. He regularly shakes the plants and any flies fly onto the tape! Says the sprouts are not badly affected and they looked solid, well formed.

A slow week  on my plot. Clearing an area for compost bins. Will start with posts and wire frame until I can get more solid sides. Use one for leaves for now (plenty of those about!)

Dug trench and planted  gooseberry bushes. Reading with interest about required soil for blueberry bushes, mixed recommendations on that thread, so will keep in large pots for now.

This weeks aim is for more ground to be dug, the compost bins in place and decision as to where to have cutting beds.

All looking good 

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: Yesterday at 18:42

Yes, and some have to be dipped in boiling water. I watched a few of her video clips (from the ' how to' info on here), also checked her web site for recommended good growers. Have quite a list!





dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:37

Agree with Fairygirl.

Cangranma, checking there is info about new legislation for dangerous dogs in public places and a section for owners of common land, rights of way etc. Nothing, as far as I can see, for private land.

Legal advice is essential in this case.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:40

   thank you Beaus, you're very kind. 

Apologies for late response, have been off-line for a week - all ok now.

Just catching up for now, seems there is a lot going on - all good 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 07:14

Hello Woo2  and welcome    and good morning.

You will certainly get all help and encouragement here - a great thread!  Look forward to your photos.  


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 00:09

Thank you GWRS, have just re-read the thread from p.1. a bit overwhelmed but can see that things cant be rushed.

Zoomer4 and Deano, great plots  it is exciting!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:33

  ok thanks Gardengirl, thinking one large bed for staple veg with smaller ones almost ornamental, say, purple podded beans/large cabbages with herb/companion plants.Visited local walled fruit and vegetable garden and was taken with the planting there

 obviously overgrown now.

Impressive place.


Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:14

The coffee morning was a success even though it had to be put off for a week (neighbour having building work completed) and autumn turned into the monsoon season!   

Everyone enjoyed the coffee, tea and cake, plants to swop, a surprise lucky dip, garden to explore and lots of chatting about gardens. Donations to local hospice.

So, photos to give the general idea

 scoffed cake in the kitchen (not a crumb left), chatted in the sitting room, then the sun came out  so we wandered around the garden - a lovely morning   




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