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Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:53

Hello John B3

Which way does your veg plot face?  How much direct sunlight does it get? 

How do I deter/ catch thieves from my allotment

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:51
Andy19 wrote (see)

I would stay in the shed with a few pals just as pentillie post did but would catch one and send out a warning to them all.Take him home if under 18 years old for his dad & mum to deal with him hopefully. 

Not sure how you'd persuade him/her to go with you - if you use force/restraint that's likely to be Common Assault in my understanding. 

Scary looking tree branches in my garden

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:28

I always get a thrill when I see a well-lichened tree - there's something almost magical about them - I suppose it's that when I was a child the air pollution was so bad that the only place I saw them was in woods on deepest Dartmoor or West Wales.  

wildlife audit

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:24

I think this is what you're looking for GBpickle

Good luck 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:15

Just make sure it's well-watered this year while it's roots are getting established. 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:13

Good morning all   I had a pony when I was a child - rotten thing bucked me off and broke my arm and Ma sold it.  After that I rode other people's horses until my children were old enough for ponies and we got another, and a ride and drive cob for me  - didn't do dressage bless her - cantering a figure eight confused her so much her legs got tangled up!  Last time I rode was about 4 years ago, I went trekking on Exmoor - absolute bliss!!!  Sister and brother in law used to do eventing until bad backs (theirs and the horses') stopped that happening - since then they've just lots of mucking out and grooming, but just recently SIL bought herself a cob - I've not seen him yet but I might be tempted ................. 

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:02

How lovely to hear your garden described so beautifully Mike - I was there looking around with you 

I may ave contaminated the soil in my garden?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:21

Lead ceased to be used in household paint in the UK in 1963 - how old was the paintwork you burned?


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 20:34

Glad to hear it KEF  Ear's on the mend too 

Time for Gardeners World!

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:53

Our rhubarb is doing so well, this is the second year of cropping and I've already had three large crumbles-worth in the past 10 days or so 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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