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I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:34

 Amazing I have put a happy face on this !

got an iPad last year and for Christmas I got a book called "iPad for seniors " slowly working through it - amazing 

I do enjoy reading the various questions/tips some are really useful as anew Allottmenter and being able occasionally to offer advice

long may it continue

Seed compost

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 15:10

Gab82 - if you take your garden waste to the tip at Great Northern Terrace, you get a stamp on your card for every visit (not for every bag you take though).  Just ask the man at the entrance for a card and stamp.  Once you have 5 stamps on your card you can exchange it for a bag of compost providing they have some in and it's only during the week I believe.

Seed compost

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:31

Doesn't  surprise me

on a positive note Lincolnshire County a Council have a scheme , that when you take garden waste to the tip , they stamp a card and after 5 stamps you get a free bag of compost and I have found it excellent . wondered if other councils do the same ?

willow trees

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 15:44

Yorkshire Rose , I will bear that in mind for next year 

Seed compost

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 13:49

I agree with bobthegardener sieved MP with sharps sand or pearlite is just as good as and cheaper and so far have given great results 

willow trees

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 13:43

I have willow trees but I prefer to pollard them simply because I find it easer to cut them standing 

also some of the thick straight branches I keep as bean pole etc. The rest I burn on the fire 


Posted: 28/12/2013 at 10:17

I suspect you can over feed , my friend constantly over feeds plants and they just get leggy 

personally once the bed is prepared I just leave them , obviously I water them if needed and cover them with mesh until the weather turns in the Autumn


Posted: 26/12/2013 at 17:27

For leeks I put bone meal on the bed .I agree fresh manure will rot them

Leeks seeds I put them in toilet roll holders in the greenhouse , once there are big enough I put the lot in the Allottment bed 

And they have done really well


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:47

I put the seeds in toilet roll holders and plant the lot in the soil and so far they produce an excellent crop , I do protect them  when small , seed germination is 100 percent in the greenhouse , then hard them off

keep it simple , I say

Gardeners' World Live 2014

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:36

A great show , I have been several times over the years would really recommend it 

Last time I went it was combined with The Good Food Show , a long day if you are to do it justice

It is close to Birmingham Airport so there are lots of a Hotels and a really good train link to the centre of Birmingham  , also huge car parks

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