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Latest posts by ginagibbs

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:42

Dont know why they should smell horrid. Chop the skins up and put them round your rose bushes, its good for them.

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:02

Just watched this on catch up (forgot it was on last night). Quite enjoyed it just to watch Monty, if nothing else !!!  Regarding costs, it does'nt surprise me that they spent so much, we just bought a bit of decking and some brackets to make a garden gate, cost a small fortune!!

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 13:49

Dove, is OH back yet, we are all getting worried

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:51

Very windy last night and first thing, plus showers here in Gloucestershire. Its now all blown over and not too bad, blue sky of sorts

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:49

Hi Snowy, I read somewhere that if you feed a small amount of tomato paste to the dogs feed daily, it does something to their pee that stop it causing the patches. Its only bitches that cause the stain, boy dogs, I belive are ok

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:46

Spent about 5 hours yesterday tidying the garden, planting bulbs and spring plants and moving a few perennials. (it got a bit neglected lately). Managed to get a couple of hours on my allotment doing a bit of weeding and digging and then hobbled home for a glass of wine and a hot bath. Fell asleep on the sofa halfway through Downton.

Decided to plant my asparagus at home instead, as I know there are no serious weeds and it does ok there.

White fly sticky tape sounds a good idea.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 14:37

  My tastes have changed too Fruitcake, I am mad about turnips now (never ate them before!!)


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 12:51

went to the plot last night as I finished work early . Picked some autumn raspberries(they didnt make it home) radishes , mizzuma and pack choi for tea. Feels good to come home with a harvest no matter how small.

Planted a sorrel and a strawberry and cleared away some beans. I will be back up on Sunday to try and dig a bed for some asparagus crowns.

Why are there so many white fly about at the moment, and why does my pretty little dog have to roll in fox poo when my back is turned?

Growing fennel bulbs...

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:38

They are also nice roasted with other veg Never tried to grow them, will they tolerate clay soil?

Asparagus V Horsetail

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:08

Hi all. I took on an allotment in June that has some horsetail. I want to plant some asparagus crowns and have earmarked an area suitable. It is currently covered in cardboard and is the last area that needs digging and weeding. I am sure the surface weeds will have died back, but the rhyzomes of the horsetail will still be deep underground & no matter how deep i try to dig them out, they will still lurk under the soil.

Having done as much weeding etc,possible, My thinking is, that if I dig the trench for the crowns, and install a layer of cardboard on the bottom and then the manure/soil mound put on top ,  would this be ok and sufficient in drainage etc for the asparagus + prevent the horsetail coming through? Alternatively, should I just use black plastic around the plants as they come through in Spring? Any other suggestions would be very welcome

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

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petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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New Allotment

What to look for 
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to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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tomato blight

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Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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