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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:47

Hello Edd

The only ones I have had is that big gh and 4 or 5 tier grow houses which I had to weigh down with bricks stop it falling over in strong winds, but I understand what you mean not great having to look after lots of plants when you don't have the room

How about trying something like this with pallets and plastic - I saw this while going around a garden thought that was a good idea and took a picture, the small gh are worth the money even for a few year

Zoomer that is good you have potatoes, my main crop was all scabby so did not get much think it was all the topsoil I added to the raised bed made the soil have to much lime in it,  will be adding lots of compost to it

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:42

I noticed a bag and a crate of Albert Bartlett potatoes so they are starting to come into the garden centres

I go to a potato show end of January in Hampshire to get my spuds for the garden raised bed and grow bags, then I can by a few separate spuds of different varieties

If I get my allotment next year I might be heading to the garden centres to get spuds if they still have them   


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:33

Edd they just like the ground they are put in and do really well

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:17

Ginagibbs that is not good damn weather with the winds, think it will be tape on the rips I have, hope you can fix yours I guess that is the poles as well and it can last another year    

That was a pic of mine when I set it up earlier in the year end of may time when I got it

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:23

Hello here is my one I made this year at Inexcess shop with help, the lady doing demo had a wire circle then uses straw to put around and wraps wire over it so you get a straw circle on top of the wire frame - then used a green plastic tape but you can use cut up bin liners wrap around so you have a green fat circle

Then place the fir tree bits on wrap wire around to secure them in place then the same with the holly just don't wrap as many times around with the wire fiddly and prickly bit - just make sure it is tight enough

Then it was adding fir cones using a bit of wire around the bottom and poking them in the plastic and straw base till they went in well and same with decorations I went with the bows, also added some plastic holly red berries they were on wire just poked them in 

Adding a pull string bow and done - make sure you do the shake test so nothing falls off

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:51

Roy the plastic gh has been fine most of the time just in the strong wind this week I have got the guy ropes up, I would put it up in spring time - going to grow cucumbers in mine next year

I want to put mine away more worried about the cold weather making the plastic not so strong -  like it did with the grow houses that I left up over winter a few years ago after a while the plastic just not as strong and can rip easily they only last a few years

I would just make sure the guy ropes are put on to support better - as they came in my pack as two ropes I cut one in half  to use either side from the front hocks and left one complete and put around the back of the gh to the hocks

Normally green houses are put up from east to west direction to get the best out of the light and not to cast to much shade on the rest of the garden/ allotment    

Also Ginagibbs has one on her allotment plot

Here is a pic of mine in the garden


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 19:06

Bob it is a big pampas grass thinking next year to lower it a bit as quite tall and needs thinning out - does make good mulch when shredded which is in the woodland area, it did like to get stuck to the back of my gloves while trying to put in the garden waste bag today before it went into the bin  


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:44

Hello all,  Lesley that is good you got your seeds

Did sawing of the pampas grass today bit that was in the way of my hanging basket and now garden waste bin full and out for collection tomorrow

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 17:58

Hello tried coir pots think ok, I want to try cow poo pots next year spotted them inexcess garden shop

Sounds as you have been busy Roy and your allotment is coming along nicely, you will have to keep us updated on your allotment plot


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:40

Thanks putting kettle on

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