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Brian Cooper

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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.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:49

I only pointed out what Wendy could put in small space out of the way hung up.She does,nt have to do it like now.

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:08

I,ll bet you are daydaisy she went to the big allotment in the sky years ago I,ll bet St Peter is,nt too pleased about it. She had a tongue like an adder.Regards Brian.

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:38

I,m interested to know how you will heat it.Or is that a silly sod presumption that you have already got it sorted.Personally I have a good generator in me shed.Hope it works well for you Bob the Gardener.Regards Brian.

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:25

Organic or not Organic that is the question.I,ve been allotmenting for umpteen nifty years.I mostly use my own compost got in the usual way.But there aint no way it could be claimed to be organic.I put racehorse stable manure every two years on the plot and although I get a lot of winners veg. and fruit wise(get the joke) no way is my plot organic even though I don,t use propriety fertaliser except growmore in moderation.


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:46

Good evening forkers.I have had a good day on me plot digging manure in.Hope we have a few hard frosts to complete tjob.I also put some strawberries in the greenhouse (Camebridge Vigour) good early croppers but have to be looked after and kept a keen eye on.

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:20

On our allotments we have native cumfrey we draw lots to see who gets to mek it and stir it but by it dunt arf werk. I used to put a bucket full with no lid on at the front and back door of my house when mi mothering law were coming she did not stay long at all.Its good on plants as well.I am not taking the liquid Honest


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 14:09

Hey up Happymarion Greetings & Prosperity in your anniversary year.I like you am gerrin on in years.74 next October still keep me allottment up to scratch.Love it havent bought a vegetable for years.Very impressed with your garden pictures looks smashing lass and its a credit to you.Best wishes Brian.

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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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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