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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:07

Fruitcake , just goggled Azada , recognise it but never thought about using one

reminds me of a large potatoe hoe 

can't figure how to use it instead of a spade ? 

anybody else out there using one ? 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:57

I tried Christmas potatoes one year , the soil was to frozen to get them up and when it thawed they had all rotted , a bit of bad luck

sprout any advice this year , I have got black/soot on the leaves , thought about washing it off , any ideas would be welcome 

I'm going to Goggle Azada never heard of it

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:42

I do have problems with moles on my allottment 

2 hills appeared in my new asparagus bed , so I tried something different I poured a couple of watering cans of water down each and they have not come back yet


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:18

Hello sometimes things work and sometimes they don't, that the beauty of gardening/ allottmenteering

I would give purple spouting ago ,planted some last year went really well

Good to see photos 

sweet potatoes sound intresting , will have to look into that , would recommend " chick peas" grew them this year for first time , great or lucky will definitely do some more next year 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:07

I love pickled eggs Aldi/Lidl have them on specical offer sometimes 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:50

Hello , my Dad use to do pickled eggs , he would just use white vinegar or sometimes ordinary vinegar but the brown does colour the eggs 

he never used spices but why not ! And they where not kept in the Fridge 

you must have your own chickens , best of luck

Inexpensive suggestions for improving garden

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:36

Hello , you could block pave over the concrete 

so lighting would be nice and patio heater/log burner to keep warm !

I would get a few garden design books out of the Library for ideas 

what ever you do best of luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:03


gardengirl thanks for the photo info , it worked , this is the other half of the allotment that we have taken on , our existing haft is in the back ground with the new shed , we both started at the same time , where they failed was they tried to do it all in one go instead of a bit at a time

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:36

Hello everybody , went up to the plot this afternoon , unfortunately Rats have eaten some of the sweet corn , will take some pictures , still not worked out how to put pictures on the site , quite amazing how they have stripped the cobs 

Also borrowed underneath the compost bin , so going to empty it sooner rather than later

Got some Kale growing for the first time , Chard and Spinach growing well 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:36

Pleased to hear you put it in bags

going to spend tommrow at the allotment , will take some pictures

Put some Kohl rabi seeds in but none germinated , spotted some plants in a garden centre yesterday so will put them in , never grown them before , any tips out there ?


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