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Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:49

Hello , nutcutlet is right there was a question before about moving them and lots including myself have done so successfully 

best of luck 

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:43

Hello , with cyclamens make sure they are the "Hardy ones " , made that mistakes before and depeanding on the winter they might not survive 

got me thinking as well , sea holly , cabbage and heathers all seem nice

tyres on allotment

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:07

Hello , I inherited some ordinary tyres on my allotment and I have used them for herbs and they have do exceptionally well

however ,  2 other allotments have got tractor tyres left by-previous people and are proving a problem because of the sheer size we are talking of at least 12 ft across and take 4 men to move them ! the amount of soil to fill these would be huge!

White Beetroot

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:29

Hello everybody , we have been harvesting Beetroot this week for pickling and pulled up a white Beetroot , never seen one before

wonder if this had happened to anybody else , have pickled it not sure what it will taste like

also notice another one which we left 

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:25

I grow these on my allotment , nice flowers and I rarely water them ,



Would members be interested?

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:21

Mike let's have the info but keep it simple , not to much jargon 

don't known if I'd be interested until you tell us

best wishes

Ps. Terrible joke

Castor oil plant, should I keep it or remove it

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:17

Hello , personally I would keep it , a nice looking plant 

I got one but it never flowers , it also as survived several winters , it is in a sheltered spot 

wildlife friendly hedge

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:13

Hello , I have a hedge of Hawthorns which is full of sparrows , robins and blackbirds also get lots of other birds 

these where planted by the Builder as a condition of planning , personally I would have mixed them up a bit , your Local Council might have a list of native plants suitable for your area 

my only advise is put some compost in the soil and water for the first year

best of luck 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:38

Hello I have a battery hedge trimmer Bosc , brillant

New Member

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:15

Hello , I moved house a couple of times and I have always left it a while to see what grows , where sun sets etc Try sitting in different parts of the garden , it helps with a drink in your head and you might want the patio some where else

sounds like a soak away is a priority  

looks like a really nice house and garden , enjoy 

Ps. Wouldn't bother with a compost bin

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