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Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:38

I talk to me plants thats how my wife found out I was the lunatic she always suspected I was.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:57

Hey up Jim Macd.Sorry so late replying to your message about me rhubarb the champagne early is sweet with scarlet stalks it forces very well.The Strawberry comes from the U.S of A a mate on our allotment gave me a crown 5years ago its deep red colour is maintained after cooking and the flavour is really top of the class.Sorry to rabbit on but I love my rhubarbs love growing it love cooking it and yes I love eating it!!! Regards Brian.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:18

I have 3 varieties Timperley early Strawberry Rhubarb and Champagne all excellent flavours. 

DIY Potting Shed

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 16:19

Sarahandrob try Gum Tree.com I got a smasher for £15 quid.Also your local Double Glazing firm for scrap windows.Best O Luck.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 16:06

Hello Clarington I have just read your post with interest.When I asked if people counted the cost of gardening  I made a small wager with some of my allotment friends that not many people would be bothered. After seeing the first replies I said in a post that folks who gardened did it for love and beggar the cost I meself have gardened for more years than I can think of.I havent bought any veg in years or soft fruits I am type 2 diabetic but the exercise I get digging plus cycling to me plot keeps me fit and I like think sane.My wife thinks I'm nutsbut she loves me really.I'm 74 this year. Keep up the gardening Clarington and as Winston Churchill said Keep buggering on.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:12

Being the one who asked the question about cost of this hobby what comes over from the replies its not a hobby its LURRV.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:38

Must be getting on to spring decided to spring clean me shed.Certainly in need of it the mice are running around in overalls.Also sorted whats left of last years seeds done quite well still have quite a few in date.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:55

Forester2 are you allowed a hose pipe from the tap to your plot?Worth checking on.Philippa you have an allotment costing you 20pence a week a lettuce in Tesco will cost you a fortune. Good on yer lass best O luck.Regards Brian.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 15:25

Does your rent per year include water charges? Forester2 if it does its a bargain. Having not been able to have a shed is unfortunate but as me grandad used to say. Tha canrt have  everething in life can tha. He was a Yorkie as well.Regards Brian.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:36

Forester2.Over the past 10 years my allotment cost plus seeds plus compost not including my labour I give that for the pleasure of doing it.The cost has risen 60percent.Thats not bovine excretment.

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Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Does everybody on this Forum keep count of how much they spend per year? 
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What Type of Garden is Yours.

Is it a Flower garden, kitchen garden allotment or a window box 
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T.V. ad products.

Flower Power is its name' 
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What about a seperate section for absolute beginers.

Having a spot for new gardening folk. 
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aminopyralid what is it.?

why will it effect horse manure with relation to potatoes? 
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