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Latest posts by GWRS

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 10:00

Mike , why not welcome the cats , you could be pleasantly surprised !

by the way we don't have any cats as my wife does like them 

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 09:52

Some really interesting comments , never really thought about how cattle are fed before 

Half the world over weight and the other under   Strange oldworldwelive in



Posted: 26/11/2014 at 08:53

Slugs found a couple up the allottment yesterday ! It has been pretty mild so far 

I have a lovely bed of Hosta and very little damage due to the grit , I got a self sown one in another bed and that is just eaten alive in the summer , I like to think it sackrifies it self for the others 


hot composting

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 08:47

Don't do much composting at the Allottment because of rats , lots of people keep chickens which seems to attract them

However I have got a big plastic compost bin which I put stuff in , will be getting some more shortly and put them on steel mesh to stop the rats 

So going to start making some 

I have a question how does Dave check the tempeture ? Looks mighty fine compost

Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:49

I leave my glads in the ground over winter 

Dahlias blackened weeks ago but they are in pots so I just cut them down and put in greenhouse for over wintering , no watering , cover with compost and then repot in spring

So far never had any problems could just be lucky , live in Lincolnshire


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:41

i would recommend you put some grit in the pots now to deter the slugs

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:24

Good frost and freezing fog , cleared about 12-00 as I went up to the allottment

Soil still soft , turned out to be a nice day , gets dark so quickly left just before 4-00


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:20

Good half day at the allottment , got there at 12-00 , sun just breaking through mist , turned out to be a nice day 

Hard frost last night but soil still soft , weeded spring onions and spinach and a few other bits 

Created a new bed and path , still using the free bark chippings that we get delivered to the site 

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 10:53

I agree with Dovefrom about over use so it becomes the Norm , is a real problem 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 10:49

Liked Shirley Bassey and Barry Manalow in there hay day but there are both past it !

I still like the show good mix of Ballroom and Athletics

who remembers Terry Wogan when he hosted Come Dancing ? I think that was just Ballroom ?

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Carrot problem 
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Advantage or disadvantage of poly tunnels 
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White Beetroot 
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New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Planting and care 
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Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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