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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:20

On the allotment I have 2 Apple trees , plum and a quince all 3 years old , got a couple  of apples and 1 quince

intead to plant more next year 

I read that planting chives and Welsh onion around the apples , help keep the bugs away , so far they have , unless it is just luck

Book Lovers and Library Users

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:11

Don't use the main library much as I have to pay for parking , parking is cheaper than public transport

but there are 2 small libraries in villages close buy , 1 in a school and the other in a community centre , keep meaning to try and find them 

at the moment would prefer to pay a nominal charge per item

I live in Lincolnshire and the County Council are trying to off load them

age 61 

Winter Readings

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:01

Books , in Lincoln , Oxfam have a book shop so I always have a look when in Town and have bought a couple over the years , also I have look in a shop called Works , they have shops all over the place and have bought books their , the advantage is they are both cheap

when retired have to look after the pennies

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:41

Feel sorry for Anthon he always seems to get the no hoppers 

Such a nice guy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:37

DM pictures look good. , nice garden

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:35

Is it a dance show or is it entertainment , well I think it is a bit of both , just enjoy it for what it is a "TV Show"

agree with Scott going out but who is next , Judy Murray and her partner always look amazed not to be in the dance off , at least she is honest and said she is not very good

keep dancing

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:54

Let's have a few more pictures ? 

Pit is nice being nosey

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:51

Hello everybody trying to find " winter green manure " , rye grass or field beans any ideas who sells them ?


How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:47

Well done to Macavitythecat , very nice looking garden

My parents had a large garden and a big greenhouse , lots of fruit trees so always helped / hindered , Dadalso had an allottment at one time but to be honest I treated that as a great big playground 

Went I had my own houses also found it relaxing from the pressure of work , following early retirement had agreen house built , always wanted a bigger garden so got an allottment which has gone really well

Really nice to see pictures , will put my garden on when off Holiday 

Happy gardening everybody


Purple Carrots

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:26

When I picked my beetroot this year there was some white ones , never seen this before  but tasted fine

grew chickpeas this year , first for our allotments , they did really well , will definaetly grow them again

might try some different coloured items next year 

Discussions started by GWRS

Poly tunnels

Advantage or disadvantage of poly tunnels 
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White Beetroot

White Beetroot 
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Build a new fruit cage

Fruit cages 
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Brassica collars

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Gooseberry Bushes

New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 10:33

Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Fig trees

Planting and care 
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Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 15:20

Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 15:01

Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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