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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 19:53

BizzieB , blueberry bushes must be planted in Erisaceous compost put mine in open pots with some in the bottom of the hole ,  you can confirm this from the RHS site

great idea about sicky tape for sprout white fly , wondered if you could use those yellow sticky things that go in the g/h  interestingly I have some purple sprouts and they are not effected , wonder why , is it the colour ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 18:16

Hello everybody made to the Alotment today , nice and sunny in Lincolnshire today a bit windy but not to bad 

did 6 hours and loads of jobs , very pleased with self , just having a beer , looking foreword to dinner , strictly results and downton 

hope you all had a nice day 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 18:07

Salvias look stunning often thought about growing them , perhaps next year 

Strictly 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 18:04

Interesting to see who is in the dance offs

Strictly 2014

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:41

Just watched it , recorded while out , looks like Judy & Anto will be hear for another week , really didn't known what to make of it 

thought the couple dressed as pearly kings did well

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:31

Some really nice pictures

very impressed with the poppies at The Tower of London

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:24

White fly , didn't want to use sprays but white fly a real problem on sprouts and kale everybody seems to be the same this year , don't known why ?Any body known ?

ginagibbs , I did an asparagus bed last year for the first time but the allotment holder next door pointed out " asparagus  Beatle " nasty little things that sucks the life out of the plants so had to kill by hand and spray , beware next year !

turnips that's another thing to put in the slow cooker

have you tried growing squash , amazing crop this year 



waste of time and money

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:57

Hello , I wondered if you are using really old seed ? Shouldn't matter but Could  be a problem 

i always scratch the soil first and also water it once the seed is down a couple of times

also have you been putting down " feed and weed " after sowing this would I thought affect it 

hope that helps a little

pulled my first parsnip yesterday.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:35

Hello , yes I leave mine in until the frost but always good to Dix on up just see , then pop it in a slower cooker with lots of other veg and it is fine

never thought of letting one go to seed will do that this year just to see

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:47

Whole chickens , we cook it in a "chicken brick" , a clay pot we bought years ago which you soak in water before cooking , it takes hours and the chicken just falls to pieces and nice and moist but can't leave it for ever 

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