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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:18

Would recommend something called "companion planting " , you can look up what likes to planted next to one another and what doesn't 

I have found it really useful for example I grow carrots with garlic and onions and unlike my neighbours , so far I have Not got carrot fly

best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:41

Hello , Salino , yes I agree bark chipping are the best and that's what I have used on paths but I don't put weed fabric down to fussy for me 

our allotment association gets Free bark Chipping's from local landscaper / tree surgeons who are pleased to get rid of it , worth a try ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 11:47

Salino , having cleared an allotment all the advise given is good , bit at a time 

I would recommend you strim it all down , some of the big weeds I had some 4 feet plus pulled up easily , however , now the boring bit you have to get rid of the weeds , I done a mixture of taking stuff to the local tip and burning , if you are allowed to burn  but I have to use one of those dustbins with a little chimney

the most important bit is a seat to have a break and admire what you have done

I just spent the last 2 days at the allotment , most enjoyable , best of luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:51

Hello , I pay £50 pa for my allotment which is 30ft by 130ft which goes to the Farmer/land owner and £3 to the allotment association to be a member of national allotment. Ass

 we have water on site and we pay £3 to fill a water cube which holds a 1000 litres 

you have to provide your own shed and water cube but what can get for £1 a week !

I think it is good value

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:10

Gardengirl , thanks for the info

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:04

Nice idea to put pictures of your allotments on the site , will try and work out the technology and put one of mine on

as any body grown sprouts , this is my second attempt , last year they turned out great  lets hope it works this time but having been on holiday for 2 weeks and just popped up to the allotment they have like " soot " on them , any idea what it is ?

spending the next 3 days up there to tidy up then on to the garden , sweet corn looked ready to harvest as well 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 22:05

Hello , wondered why you pulled your strawberry plants up , thought you can leave them for a couple of years ?

Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:55

Hello you say you are not stressed but this seems to be worrying you ie. stress 

perhaps if you stop worrying about it and accept it , it might go away 

just a thought , hope things sort it's self out

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:46

Hello , simple solution which I have done is to us block paving bricks , beveled edges as well , either just lay them on sand or buy some ready mixed cement that you just add water 

Best of luck 

Dr Who

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:41

Hello , yes big fan just watched the new one tonight 

i think it is going to be good , wondered about the end with the nice garden?

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