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Latest posts by GWRS

Poly tunnels

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:38

Didn't known there is cool and hot tunnels , need to do lots of research 

Hostafan1 , what's the difference in what you grow in them?

Mike I have no problem with Poly Tunnels , wind turbines Yes , generally a blot on he landscape particularly when they don't go round !!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:28

Gina , agree with above a little Porch for tea and shelter , in fact the allotment plot next to mine have just built one  Agree the dog does look comfortable and should not be disturbed 

Allotment looks good , have been up to mine  this afternoon for a couple hours , put some broad beans & pea in for over wintering , put cloches over them and weeded a couple of onion beds

somedody put a notice on hear about keeping Chickens , our Association is going to make it a condition that they have " rat proof " feeders , as they are an ongoing problem , a local farmer gets us commercial rat poison but it cost £50 a tub , therefore , I would recommend one

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:23

Hello , store mine in paper sacks in the Garage , unheated , some of the earlier ones have little sprout on , nothing to worry about 

probably to hot in the house

Poly tunnels

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:17

hello everybody , it occured to me a poly tunnel on my allottment would be a good idea but never used one and don't known anybody with one

so what better forum than G/W to ask what people think and what the advantages and the problems ?

hope people out there can help ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:55

Gardengirl , the barbe was in the car park , we have a small community shed 8x6 mainly for storing hose pipes and an area for horse manure

in the car park we have bark Chipping's delivered and we have a pile of hard core , useful for road ways , although I have used it for putting fence posts in

yes it was a good day , still lots to do on the plot , bought some broad beans an peas on Saturday , hopefully will get them in before Holidays on Thursday 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:12

Thinking about it I should have put a picture of hedges , will try and remember to take IPad next time I go up 

Frutcake , it will be surprising what you may find 

always exciting to start a new project like an allottment



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:07

Hello , spent the day at the Allotment but with other plot holders doing a winter tidy up , we are surrounded by hedges so needs a trim every so often . We got some free trees from the Woodland Trust so did a bit of tidying up around them plus a few other jobs

 We had a barbecue afterwards , avery pleasant day

Wild Garlic

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:55

Thanks for the info , also looked it up on various sites and have decided not to plant it in my allotment or garden

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:48

I use " to do lists " but only put on 10 items so I can complete them , that way I feel I have achieved something and not to detailed 

For major jobs treat them as project eg. New front door needed

but whatever happens they are flexible , so don't get stressed if I don't achieve what I wanted to do

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 10:24

We must have been lucky because we did have the choice of 2 but we decied against one as it was full of horsetail and huge tractor tires , interestingly several people have started on that plot and given up 

The person on there now is finally making a go of it

The owner of the land a local farmer arranged for the disposal of the tractor tyres 

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