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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 17:10

Georgie, your garden is looking really lovely, and it's one of those nice pictures that enlarges when you click on it.

palaisglide

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 22:46

I thought I saw a reply from Andy the other day. A thread from someone wanting to know something, not a chat thread.

I think sometimes one is just busy and life takes over. Maybe more people on here in winter.

best-potato-to-grow

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 22:39

I like Charlotte, which are 2nd earlies. You can dig them early and they are good new potatoes, leave the rest in the good until they mature and they are like main crop but earlier and they keep well. They are also more blight resistant than some varieties.

new-garden

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 22:36

I'd paint the wall then put up some trellis then plant clematis. There's a good site that tells you all about them here  http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/

advice-please---choice-of-greenhouse-base

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 16:20

Good points from Smokin Donkey. I only use my GH from March when I start sowing in heated propagators, so warmth in winter isn't so much of a problem. I have a frame filled with sand with a heating cable in it which I put young tender plants in at night when it's cold.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:59

Morning all.

Went to a good dinner party last night, ate on Terrace outside, wonderful views, nice food.

advice-please---choice-of-greenhouse-base

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:41

It depends what you want to do with it. Mine is aluminium on an aluminium base which is concreted in. I kept half of it earth to plant into. Paving is good for where the potting bench and shelves are as it's easy to keep clean.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 09:38

Morning all. I'd like some of your rain Stacey, hasn't rained for nearly 2 weeks.

Going to harvest onions and do a bit of weeding in veg garden.

Going out to dinner with friends tonight. They live nearly an hour away so 1 of us must go steady on the wine.

weedproofing-an-allotment-or-at-least-part-of-it

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:46

Whatever you use it should let water through, black plastic is no good. I use a sort of woven fabric, which isn't cheap, but it lasts. I cut long thin holes for planting peas in rows, far apart big crosses in it for planting courgettes, cucumbers and butternut squashes and fairly close together crosses for planting onion sets, crosses a little further apart in rows for French beans. I leave the fabric in the winter and remove in the spring for digging and manuring, then replace it, rotating for crop rotation. I don't use it for potatoes because of earthing up or leeks because of trying to dig them up in winter. Great for tomatoes too. It keeps the moisture in and I haven't noticed any extra pest problems. In fact I think there are fewer slugs because they dn't like crawling over it. Mine comes in metre wide rolls and you peg it down with big metal staples or tent hooks.

Why don't you ask the other allotment holders where they got theirs?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:35

But GG we need rain really badly. Water bill will be huge. It's metered. Grass went yellow and there was a huge storm but that was nearly 2 weeks ago, no rain since.

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