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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.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 12:56

A few of my gardening friends were discussing cost of keeping allotments.How prices had risen in the last 10years.Mind Boggling.But still worth it!!!

New Garden!

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:43

Simon being an old gardener with old fashioned ways I would plant the good old spud they will more or less grow in any soil with a bit of help. Good luck wi yer new garden.

Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:32

I have a resonably sized generator and it operates a small radiator in my allotment GH which is 12by10 no problem at all.

Discussions started by Brian Cooper

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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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 16:06

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Is it a Flower garden, kitchen garden allotment or a window box 
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Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 20:04

T.V. ad products.

Flower Power is its name' 
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Last Post: 17/03/2013 at 21:21

What about a seperate section for absolute beginers.

Having a spot for new gardening folk. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2013 at 16:52

aminopyralid what is it.?

why will it effect horse manure with relation to potatoes? 
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