Latest posts by GWRS

Using horse manure

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:14

Morning , the good news it is not horsetail , I have some on the bottom of my allotment , the worse possible weed to have in my opinion but don't know , I would cut it down any way before it seeds 

personally I would avoid it , in case it regrows from the roots 

I trust you are keeping well , packed ready for hols ?

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:01

Hello , got apple trees on allotment but not ready yet 

Our cauliflowers where starting to blow so o/h harvested them and put in freezer 

Allotment going well , have planted kale ( first lot got eaten) ,turnip , winter radish ( these in past not done well ) , broccoli & spring onions all now with nets over 

Pruned out old summer fruiting rashberry canes yesterday afternoon 

Going to plot on Sunday , 2nd early potatoes need digging up 

Potted up some cape gooseberrys , never grown these before , will need to overwinter them and hopefully get some fruit next year 

O/H to pickle shallots this weekend and make gooseberry and rhubarb jam not done it before , made some gin & gooseberrys jam for first time last week , fabulous 

off to a garden sculpture exhibition shortly

Hope alls well with you 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:43

Nice pictures everybody ,

Papi Jo nice , excellent border , just being nosey is that some kind of " bird table " ?


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:34

Good morning , lovely day off to Doddington Hall to see garden sculptures

Dovefromabove enjoy show looks good 

DD glad move going well

We put washing in back conservatory in bad weather works well 

Have a good day everybody 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:10

Good morning glad you had a nice day , sounds like you have a busy but enjoyable weekend to come , look forward to seeing your pictures

Off to a garden sculpture exhibition soon

Have a good day 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 19:40

Aster , for my shed 8 by 6 I cleared and levelled ground , put weed membrane down and small slabs for the sheds bottom beams and put gravel over rest of membrane , then when shed up put chicken wire around bottom to stop our furry friends from living under neath

Did lay slabs in front of shed for a sitting area and put gravel around sides and back 

What ever you do best of luck , a shed makes a big difference 

Been up to plot to day to prune Summer Rasberry canes 

Also took up some cheap bark clippings for putting around fruit trees 

Planning on going to plot on Sunday 

Hope alls well with everybody 

ps.sun flowers are enormous ,will put picture on site 


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:19

Good morning all , rained overnight and still raining , but garden / allotment really needed it , forecast to be nice from tomrrow 

Should have filled water butts 

Allotment was bone dry 

Bushman glad you have found so where , plenty of time to think about gardening 

Have a good day everybody 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:00

Good morning , Happy Birthday

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 22:17

Hello all , lots of repotting in g/h and tidying up , pleased with self 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:53

Hello all , I keeping getting Blackcurrant & blackberries mixed up , one day I will get it right 

I have also got 2 small blueberry bushes at allotment but never had any fruit , perhaps one day !

Plus a Brown Turkey fig tree which is growing nicely gets loads of figs but not enough sun to ripen them 

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