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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:30

Plant pauper , yes now with you , my DIY skills are not good but I am sure you will succeed 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:57

As ever nice photographs 

just got in and watching last night of proms 

weather forecast next week not looking to good 

Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:54

I now plant carrots inside a pallet collar and cover with fleece until the greenery pokes through , then remove the fleece so far it has worked fine 

the pallet collars are like what you have for a raised bed but the soil at the bottom of the bed , hope that makes sense 

tried planting with garlic and onions , works well until you harvest garlic and onions 


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:47

Hello , just got in , we to on sofa watching last night of proms , coffee and liqueurs 


Is lawn edging popular?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:44

Different edges for different borders and garden , there is no one solution , then add in different people's tastes and budgets . It is what makes gardening so interesting  

compost bins

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:37

LesleyK , we didn't want to but it is the only way to stop horse tail 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:34

Plant pauper , without sounding funny , for a slope you just need one side taller than the other or am I missing something ?

compost bins

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:45

LesleyK , our allottment has  bought some chemical weed killer for horsetail and it seems to be working , I used the last of it last week on a patch , needed to wear a respirator thou 

I have also found a spray in , only some g/c sell it 

I'll find out the names and put it on this site for you 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:35

Pat E , have you thought of adding spent compost from greenhouse to you raised beds ?

Before doing any seating area need to kill off the horse tail , a really terrbile weed !

Last couple of days just bought some garlic and onions for planting next month 

compost bins

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:29

Stainless steel hoe doesn't stop horse tail , in fact it can make it worse ! 

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