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A quick question for Allotmenteers?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 10:22

It must be difficult when a plot holder develops ill-health - maybe the committee etc turn a blind eye to things getting overgrown in the hope that the person will make a good recovery and return to keeping their old allotment as it used to be - but it must be hard to decide when to say, 'I'm sorry, but it doesn't look like you're going to recover so now you must give up the allotment' - a bit like the kiss of death for some people. 


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:38

That's the way I used to plant leeks


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:32

Good morning Verdun

WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Packing as we speak Dove! Just have to explain to the cats feed the birds and water the garden! 

Will the cats really feed the birds and water the garden? How fantastic


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:07

Think we should stick to bluebells


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:06
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Morning all! 

... Now prepping for visit to Doves for a couple of days of child exploitation garden labour! 


But we have the makings of bacon sarnies and other luscious rewards


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 07:42
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

The bed is about 60ft wide and about 20ft deep at the deepest part. I'll try to get a photo when I get back from work.

That's not far off the acreage of my back garden!!!


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 07:19

I've had no sign of anything unusual either - but I do have a blue-tit family using my garden as their larder, as well as the robins, chaffinches, long tailed tits, great tits, greenfinches, wrens, goldfinches, dunnocks etc etc etc - if it moves they nab it at the moment


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 07:17

Morning Clari

I can clamber in and out of bed as much as I like in the mornings - the only thing that wakes OH in the mornings is the alarm!  Strange 'cos he's a really light sleeper in the night - but in the mornings?  Completely sound asleep


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 07:14

Information about leatherjackets here

You can apply nematodes now - see here

Good luck


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 07:05

ps.   Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! 

Keep an eye out for magpies

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