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Latest posts by GWRS

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:10

Hello , I clean my water butts every year but it is the moss/lichen that comes off the roof into the butts that build up and gets smelly 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:07

Hello everybody , in Southampton going on Holiday tommrow so signing off for a couple of weeks 

Stagbettle , have you thought about adapting a shopping trolley for carrying tools ?

Fruitcake did you actually see the Fox , my dad when he lived in Birmingham use to feed foxes with any old bits of food or stuff you would put in bin , sorry to say that included chicken bones , old cat fund ect ect 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:38

Stagbattle , 5 rods , a good old English term ,  I'm still in feet and inched so how big is a Rod ?

My iPad really doesn't like your name keeps coming up with all sorts  of variations !

Friutcake hope the shed gets sorted 

been up to allotment this afternoon , lovely sunny day , dug up some Leeks , parsnip and cut a couple of sprout stalks , we prepared them for the freezer 

this morning bought 6 bags of Levington compost , seems a good price 2 x 50 litre bags £4.99 , getting ready when back off hols from this Thursday until 10th March , hopefully Spring will have Sprung 

happy gardening everybody 


When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:40

Hello had a problem with rotten fence posts and panels blowing out 

So got somebody to put in a new fence with concrete posts and concrete gravel boards and wooden panels in between , it was much Cheaper to get somebody in than buy all the material and do it myself  , also they took all the rubbish away

I took out as many plants as possible and just replanted , surprising how resilient plants are , after about a year you would not known what had been done

Just bite the bullit , there is never a good time 

best of luck whatever you decide 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 17:36

Hello , there is 50 full allottments , some are divided into halfs and couple of thirds 

We only have one problem plot holder at moment , when I say problem I mean a totally neglected plot she has now been given notice to sort it out 

We get horse manure and tree shredding delivered free , just help your self 

There is water on site but you buy it from the A committe , you can have sheds and greenhouses and keep 6 chickensWe have been real pleased with the place

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:33

Hello all , interesting how different allottment are 

Ours had a huge car park at entrance and can drive all round the site I park at the side of mine as always seem to take lots of bits up with me 

I would deffinatly be lost without a shed , I am impressed how organised those with out are 

Been raining all day hear 


Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:23

Companion planting is also about growing plants together that grow well but also those that do not grow well together 

Back garden privacy

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 17:33

I would not grow leylandi in a small garden

If you want something quick and private , subject to cost is a 6 ft fence  with concrete posts , then grow clematis , buddlia , honey suckle up it need to see whats in the sun / shade plus other climbing plants

what ever you do best of luck 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:53

Deciding on allottments we had choice of 2 so we went back later on ,on our own with a spade to have a proper look and a little dig , in the end we definaetly made the right decision  and then told the site agent which one we wanted . Both whever in a bit of a bad way

Our allottments are privately owned by a local land owner/ farmer , so lot less strict rules than council run , has its good and bad points but on the whole it is fine 

never looked back have enjoyed and continue to do so every minute there 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:28

Stagbettle , well done in getting your plot , now the hard work and fun starts 

best advice is bit at a time don't try and do it all in one go 

sitting area essential for coffee breaks 

with BBQ we use disposal ones with added firelight stuff in upside bown lid of a fire dustbin ie has a chinmney in it 

I am on holiday next week until 10th March so best of luck as spring starts officially next month 


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Paraffin v Electric 
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Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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