Latest posts by cotty1000

Allotment diary.

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 12:47

I have recently acquired some land that needs a lot of work doing to it. I am hoping to construct a framework before Christmas so I can jump right in next year.

Trouble is I have never done anything like this before,owned greenhouses or grown my own, so it will be a steep learning curve.

I hope to share it with you and ask for your expert advice too.

Which flowers do I sow now?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 20:32

I am really excited now with potentially 6 feet tall ammi majus and bushy snapdragons.

They go on the list

Which flowers do I sow now?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 13:58

I am thinking of oryala(is that how it is spelt?),cornflower, corncockle,cerinthe and possibly some scabious.

Are sweet peas better plants sown now or in spring? I didn't get round to growing any this year

Which flowers do I sow now?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 13:32

I am looking for your advice to get a head start on next year.

Which flowers do I sow now for early blooms or better success

Buying advice

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 10:55

Needs a lot of work!

Getting a turf cutter when all the grass and nettles have been trimmed 

Buying advice

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 05:14

I will check out all those websites. 

The land is about 50 square feet.

I have some big pots that I could put the blueberries in.

Buying advice

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 22:23

I would love some help and advice on when and where is best to buy fruit trees and fruit plants.

Potatoes as well. I am buying books for advice to grow but need experience on where to buy.

I am getting my girls involved (10&6) and they want to grow strawberries, apples, blueberries,sweetcorn, carrots. I love potatoes so will grow loads and tomatoes to make sun dried, hopefully.

Any help will be gratefully appreciated. I grow flowers normally so this is all new to me. And I want to make the experience fun for my girls, as well as rewarding.

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 20:54

I thought it would be the other way around. In that case it will be polycarbonate.

Yes I will have all three. Just need a bit of hard work now to turn the land into something useful. Full of nettles and rubbish at the moment. I was impulsive with getting the greenhouses but 3 for £60 isn't bad

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:23

Over the course of the weekend I moved 3 greenhouses, one polycarbonate, two aluminium.

It was very hectic and tiring. Thanks for your advice. I feel like a proper gardener now!

Well I have to reassemble them all first and replace glass that broke during transit but i will get there.

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 12:47

Great advice.

Thanks so much

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