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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:51

Hello everybody trying to find " winter green manure " , rye grass or field beans any ideas who sells them ?


How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:47

Well done to Macavitythecat , very nice looking garden

My parents had a large garden and a big greenhouse , lots of fruit trees so always helped / hindered , Dadalso had an allottment at one time but to be honest I treated that as a great big playground 

Went I had my own houses also found it relaxing from the pressure of work , following early retirement had agreen house built , always wanted a bigger garden so got an allottment which has gone really well

Really nice to see pictures , will put my garden on when off Holiday 

Happy gardening everybody


Purple Carrots

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:26

When I picked my beetroot this year there was some white ones , never seen this before  but tasted fine

grew chickpeas this year , first for our allotments , they did really well , will definaetly grow them again

might try some different coloured items next year 

Purple Carrots

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:21

Hello everybody , I grow purple potatoes and they keep there colour when cooked , do the purple carrots keep there colour ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:41

looking forward to seeing pictures of various trolleys 

BizzieB , definaetly just do a bit at a time is the way to tackle it , best of luck with the digging 

Happy hallowen everybody 

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:34

Nightmare , sounds a bit to scary for me !! Enjoy

Poly tunnels

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:06

Bobthegardener , interesting to hear how you got on with your sweet potatoes ?

I assume you plant direct into the ground ?

poly tunnel dose sound a very good idea

thanks to all for the info 

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 09:47

Whey plotter , good that you have the plot , some one did the the right thing , agree better to  keep quite and get on with things , they obviously known they screwed up 

Personally I would help in the shop so I could occasionally remind them of errors 

best of luck with the allotment 

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 21:26

Whey plotter , back to your original problem lots of advice and suggestions , basically the people who run it seem totally incompetent , you should get your money back , the idea of sharing the other plot seems good to me , as it wasn't his fault either , if he want help that is 

Have you got time to join the committe and sort them out

Best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:58

Gardengirl , sorry forgot to take picture of cold frame , will put it on my allottment todo list but off on holiday on Thursday for 10 days 

Garlic the first time I grew it , I planted the whole bulb with splitting it first , surprisingly it didn't do that well ! I now always read the instructions 

Beautiful sunny day in Lincolnshire 

started a new thread about poly tunnels , we are are a loud them on our site as long as it is not to big , something to think about for next year 

Discussions started by GWRS

Carrot problem

Carrot problem 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:22

Poly tunnels

Advantage or disadvantage of poly tunnels 
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Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 10:06

White Beetroot

White Beetroot 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:01

Build a new fruit cage

Fruit cages 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 22:23

Brassica collars

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 21:31

Gooseberry Bushes

New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 10:33

Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

Fig trees

Planting and care 
Replies: 8    Views: 398
Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 15:20

Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
Replies: 16    Views: 604
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 15:01

Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
Replies: 9    Views: 565
Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 16:30
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