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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:06

Fruitcake is that the chap in South Wales , if yes he is very good 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 07:57

Stagbettle , I also think your compost could be a bit damp 

i sieve some ordinary compost for seeds and add a bit of verimiculia for drainage 

I would definaetly put in some posts , string and tie on anything to show your boundary a parked car will really compact the ground 

Gardengirl chickens looking good , are they laying ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:15

Hello everybody , back of hols , lovely and sunny in Lincolnshire today 

Hopefully going to allottment tommrow , it will be interesting to see what's happened , also it is our AGM on Sunday so have to pay the rent for the year 

Fruitcake , have a special bucket with red lid ! I don't like spiders either so would recommend spraying shed with lots of fly spray just as you leave , works for me

Stagbetle , you will need to open the mini g/h when up they as I found you can get a lot of moisture / condensation Bricks in bottom as somebody suggested also if very windy site you could fix it to a post , I also have mine on slabs 

happy gardening everybody

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:10

Hello , I clean my water butts every year but it is the moss/lichen that comes off the roof into the butts that build up and gets smelly 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:07

Hello everybody , in Southampton going on Holiday tommrow so signing off for a couple of weeks 

Stagbettle , have you thought about adapting a shopping trolley for carrying tools ?

Fruitcake did you actually see the Fox , my dad when he lived in Birmingham use to feed foxes with any old bits of food or stuff you would put in bin , sorry to say that included chicken bones , old cat fund ect ect 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:38

Stagbattle , 5 rods , a good old English term ,  I'm still in feet and inched so how big is a Rod ?

My iPad really doesn't like your name keeps coming up with all sorts  of variations !

Friutcake hope the shed gets sorted 

been up to allotment this afternoon , lovely sunny day , dug up some Leeks , parsnip and cut a couple of sprout stalks , we prepared them for the freezer 

this morning bought 6 bags of Levington compost , seems a good price 2 x 50 litre bags £4.99 , getting ready when back off hols from this Thursday until 10th March , hopefully Spring will have Sprung 

happy gardening everybody 


When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:40

Hello had a problem with rotten fence posts and panels blowing out 

So got somebody to put in a new fence with concrete posts and concrete gravel boards and wooden panels in between , it was much Cheaper to get somebody in than buy all the material and do it myself  , also they took all the rubbish away

I took out as many plants as possible and just replanted , surprising how resilient plants are , after about a year you would not known what had been done

Just bite the bullit , there is never a good time 

best of luck whatever you decide 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 17:36

Hello , there is 50 full allottments , some are divided into halfs and couple of thirds 

We only have one problem plot holder at moment , when I say problem I mean a totally neglected plot she has now been given notice to sort it out 

We get horse manure and tree shredding delivered free , just help your self 

There is water on site but you buy it from the A committe , you can have sheds and greenhouses and keep 6 chickensWe have been real pleased with the place

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:33

Hello all , interesting how different allottment are 

Ours had a huge car park at entrance and can drive all round the site I park at the side of mine as always seem to take lots of bits up with me 

I would deffinatly be lost without a shed , I am impressed how organised those with out are 

Been raining all day hear 


Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:23

Companion planting is also about growing plants together that grow well but also those that do not grow well together 

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