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Latest posts by ginagibbs

something eating my broccoli

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 15:11

You need to net them tightly or pigeons will have a feast,

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 12:31

Check out Seans Allotment, he has done an interview with the winner

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:10

Naughty cat Fruitcake. Next doors kept pooping in my raised beds so i have sprinkled some holly leaves over it.No more poop

Looking forward to my precious day off tomorrow. Painted a piece of plank with my plot number on and a post, ready to go up at last. Does everyone else have to put a number up on their plot?

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:06

Oh dear poor JoJo fell apart! Nice to see Rob win, he seems a nice guy. Roll on Gardeners World, any ideas when thats back on?

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:54

JoJo to win, she really thinks about what she needs to do and I like her spirit.  Its been very enjoyable so far, nice excuse for  glass of wine and a sit down in the evening!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:27

 Hi GardenGirl. Did think of the step over apple tree option, but as I am always tripping up and my plots on a slope, i could'nt face the hazard  lol

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:57

Our council are a bit strict re fruit trees. You cant overshadow another plot so you have to plant them in the middle. I've planted 2 apple trees to go over an archway over my centre path which I will prune to keep small. 

Wish I was there today instead of at work, its so lovely and sunny outside

Horsetail on allotment

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 09:28

Watch the film on youtube, its very thorough

Horsetail on allotment

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:24

Hi  again Clare, I have just watched on youtube a very interesting informative film on Horsetail. It contains a high percentage of Silica which is great for skin, acne, wrinkles, used as a hair conditioner,  aides bone density etc. Its also good for urinary and kidney conditions like gout etc. They suggest making a tea out of young horsetail plants. Might give it a go to get rid of a few wrinkles !!

On another site, a gardener used it as I suggested above,  but also to prevent tomato blight and powdery mildew on courgettes etc. Boil plants for 20 mins and add a cup full to 2 gallons of water and spray your plants. its not all bad then !!

Horsetail on allotment

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:11

Hi Clare, you can also boil the stems, diluted makes an effective anti fungal spray for your roses (according to Jo Swift in his allotment book) 

We have it on our allotments unfortunately. Those plots that are the most cultivated and looked after dont seem to have as much as the neglected ones, so I live in hope!!


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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 15:34

New Allotment

What to look for 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 12:05

tomato blight

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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