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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:49

I known it is to early to put the spuds in but I was going to try a trench with shredded newspaper in it but does anybody known how much to put in ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 19:53

Stagbattle , hope you get you allottment , this is a great site for ideas and advice from people growing thing , books are helpful but can't beat practicle advice 

Fruitcase , thanks for the picture , never knowingly seen fox poo before ! Best of luck , keep us advised 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:00

This is just like Spring Watch , never seen a foxes den . When lived in Birmingham saw lots of foxes now I live in semi rural Lincolnshire only ever seen 1 in 25 years and it caught a rabbit for dinner 

Zoomer , the strimmer I got had a small plastic blade , no wire , should be a lot better it is  a Bosch and was got from B & Q 

another good day at the Allottment yesterday , bonefire , painted shed no2 and a bit of hoeing , lovely and sunny today but have do paper work for meeting tommrow  much rather be outside

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:30

Zoomer got one last year from car boot sale but not proved successful , for Christmas I had battery strimer , somebody else use one at the allottment and should be better than the mower

perhaps they like to eat Rabbits ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:16

Fox's den if used could be a real problem for any chickens , let's hope they are obsolute 

everybody seems to be busy on allottments today , including self , had bonfire , painted second shed then finally a bit of hoeing / raking 

havested leeks , kale and sprouts 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 21:29

Fruitcake , it is looking good , can't wait to see pic of finished job

Best of luck ,may the weather stay dry for you 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 20:50

The last few years the O/H has done the seeds in  window sill trays in a conservatory then potted up in a unheated greenhouse and in general terms it has been very successful , as you say can't beat nature 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 20:46

I just listen to what Evers on the radio , I have one of those wind up jobbies 

We do have a portable CD player some where , thought about using that in the summer 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 20:36

I am on Holiday end of Feb beginning of March so not sowing any seeds until we get back , could be a bit late but that's the way it goes this year 

Put some broad beans in last year at the allottment , under cloches had to take them off yesterday as they where getting to big , never done that before so wondering how they will do ?

Living fence

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 18:03

I have 2 boundaries of Hawthorn and personally I think they are great , the one at the bottom of the garden is full of birds and nests and they " do not " mind when you cut it or if you use shears or electric hedge trimmer 

I am sure willow would work as long as you keep them cut , you can also grow other things through it 

best of luck 

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