Latest posts by Forester2

Bee boxes

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:59

There is a hole in the ground at the end of my allotment which bees have been flying in and out of for a couple of months.  I noticed this week that all activity has stopped.  Does anyone know what they were actually using the hole for?

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 15:24

Has anyone tried the green plastic grids that you can jam down into the grass and allow the grass to grow through but give a certain amount of 'hardstanding' for vehicles?  Just wonder if they work or not as an alternative to paving?

Moving a lupin

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:37

Thanks Verdun - if only I had a GH - I do have one of those flimsy plastic mini grow houses so that will have to do.

Moving a lupin

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:48

Verdun - will the seeds that I grew into small plants this year be safe to put out in the ground to overwinter? 

Plant name?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:46

I was given a huge clump by a friend who said they spread like crazy.  With that in mind I separated a few & put them in a decorative plant pot and gave the rest to friends with a warning.  Mine has started to flower and looks very attractive.

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:26

I have lots of small lupin plants grown from seed this year.  I have kept them in the wheelbarrow for protection against slugs and snails.  How do I over winter them ready for planting out next year?  I don't have a greenhouse, shed, or conservatory so should I plant them in the ground now? - (with lots of slug pellets).



Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:28

Yes, go and enquire - there is no harm in asking and someone might be happy to share with you.  It is hard work though, but if you love gardening you will be hooked and if you share you will be encouraged by the other plot holder and won't let them down.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:49

I shared a whole plot with an elderly gentleman and we had exactly half each.  What are you proposing to do Caroline?  Share with a friend?  Split crops?   Mine worked as we had our own section.

double helping of Monty

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 13:49

And a nice practical section on how to make your own container/trough out of concrete, sand etc for a miniature rock garden.

My Strawberries are all being eaten

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 18:58

I have my strawberries in a walk-in fruit frame, but despite that protection from the birds, many of the strawberries I cropped today have been chewed by slugs.  The birds don't seem to eat any of the raspberries though, and none of our allotmenteers need to cover those in netting for protection.

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