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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:11


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:45

Alan, its always worth going to the trouble to insulate, you never know if the weather will turn frosty or not (we had none last year but I still took the precaution).  Even if we get no frost temperatures can still dip quite low. I keep a little paraffin heater on standby too.

Latest Thriller........Gillian Flynn

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:02

I'm reading Norman Mailers " Ancient Evenings"... not for the prudish reader is all I will say about it  !!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 14:56

Thanks Mel, good idea about the shed. My broad beans and sun flowers were horizontal too

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:25

Went up to the plot last night to find my walk in  growhouse all mangled up from the high winds the night before. Never mind, it was wishful thinking that it might survive the winter, so I will take apart and store it until March.  Just glad it was anchored down or it would have ended up on next doors chickens


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:10

Oh no is it nearly that time again!!!

Bubble wrap with big bubbles is best. Plastic fixings I got from B & Q. (or failing that sellotape and bulldog clips)

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:38

Hi GWRS we had such lovely weather yesterday, I planted garlic and onions. I recon they have floated away today in this rain lol

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:37

It cant be winter yet, still so much colour in the garden!!!

Got masses to do  coz the allotment took over this summer. Still got loads of bulbs and my foxgloves to plant,  I need to re plant a few mistakes and want to re design a border thats too narrow. I love getting out in the colder months as its easier to do the hard digging etc.

Plus this wind is knocking all the leaves of so will bag up for compost.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:15

Ohh good luck BizzieB, its such an exciting moment, enjoy!! 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:24

Just got back from Homebase (incinerators are still about £35 there) Got a bargain grape plant though at half price for £3.99 , this will get planted on my plot as its full sun.

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Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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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

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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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