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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:14

Gardengirl , sheds I did splash out and have a new one and got the company to put it up , I am not really into DIY that much , a local firm in Lincolnshire did it 

I did prepare the surface , menbrane , slabs and gravel plus I put chicken wire around the bottom to stop rats and mice from living underneath 

It was a great investment , better to have a slopping roof rather than apex as there is more room , hopefully if maintained will out live me 

advice please

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:08

Tetley , I agree that clematis need to go in the ground

but may years ago our Garden society had a talk from a clematis breeder/ growers and she recommended doing a clematis ball which I did using small / cheap plants and it was fantastic , need to over winter in G/H and cut it back

 As you can see I have just done another one , hope it goes as well as the last one 

the pervious one unfortunately died following a really bad winter a few years ago , -11 in the G/H for weeks , in fact nothing survived even though the G/H was insulated 

That gardening 



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:55

 Hello , this my clematis ball that I have recently planted , had one a few years ago and we had a terrible winter -11 in the G/H for weeks and obviously it did not survive along with every thing else even thought it was insulated , the way it goes 

there are 4 small plants in there and before putting away for the winter I just cut everything back , hopefully it will blossom out  in time 

happy gardening everybody 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:00

Wondered have you been watching Chelsea Garden Design programme on TV ? I have really enjoyed it 

missed final last nignt will watch it on I player tommrow 

hope to spend day tommrow at A 

stagbettle , sounds like you have some nice A people 

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:47

Shirley  I am also very sorry to hear of your problems and wish you well

i have a couple of surgestions , rather than fencing plant some prickly plants eg pyracantha , also see if there is a local gardening society that might help in sharing the area with them as it is a woodland RSPB or local wildlife trust may be interested no harm in asking ! Nothing to lose 

do not give in  could you put some pictures on the site 

last idea as the people each side are horrible see if they would like to buy it at an hugely increased sum so you make a huge profit !


advice please

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:51

Lorna95 , I kept the label I will have look next time I am up at the A 

Allotment temperature tips & tricks

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:47

Hello B & Q sell shading that can be easy to fit inside of green house , much better than shade paint 

have you an automatic window opener , I'm no DIY person but I managed to fit one

I also water the path in really hot weather and put out bowls of water 

best of luck

advice please

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:40

Hello , mentioned I would put picture on of a clematis I have growing over a water cube on the Allottment

 Realy pleased with it

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:31

Ginagibbs , name not very clear on G/W site picture seemed like a good idea at time , it is called Neudorff 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:28


This is the weed killer I have been using successfully on horse tail , O/H originally got it off internet , we did find a garden centre that stocks it locally to us  

best of luck 

had a good day on A yesterday , put in a Oberlist and Jasmine , birthday presents

 Really day had yo put up the sun umbrella , really cold today

Gardengirl you seem to be getting on really well  keep it up but don't do to much 

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