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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:48

Hello not wet , just frozen if not in the sun 

Ealier celeriac was mentioned what to do with it , you can also grate it raw in salads and put in coleslaws 

hopefully this frost will improve the parsnips  

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 13:42

Perhaps we should start a new thread " want are we planning to do 2015 " ? 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:42

The Big Allottment challenge , is that the programme that was on last year ? 

Personally I enjoyed watching it 

Lots of meetings last week , next week lots of Christmasy things , other than getting some veg , looks like I'm not going to get their until after Christmas 

Starting to get allottment withdrawal symtons 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:35

Yes a nice sunny winters day , a really good frost , just about to venture outside looks cold 

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:26

I have decided as long as it looks green that's OK

The lawns could do with a cut but far to wet , probably like everybody else a real good frost last night 

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:55

Hello all the above good advice 

But dandelions seem to survive feed/weed so this year I have started spraying them individually with weed killer , it does work but it also kills the grass a bit , so I put some seed down and it does grow again , does look a bit messy 

Not sure how successful my Dandelion extermination project will be until next year 


Companion plants and their opposite

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:45

Hello all , I use a book / pamphlet called " Companion Planting by Andrew Sankey " it is printed by Budget Printing Services Lincoln

I have always done a bit of companion planting and it works , so I use it mainly at the allottment 

Crop rotation, sequential cropping tips and hints

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:16

hello , I do have a folder for the allottment and I try and do crop rotations but I do mix some things up "but" I do check what grows well together and what dosn't

I have found this site really good for specific questions and general chats  

Happy allotmenteering 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:04

nice pics , really like the bees 

bought a metal Poppy for the garden 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:47

Asparagus , bought 12 crowns from Kings this year , grew well , next year cut a few spears , year 2 then year 3 should be able to harvest as you like for the next 20 years if you look after them , love fresh asparagus 

A number of old timers on the allottment advised us not to grow from seed and I think they are right

Note of caution we have now got " Aaparagus Beetle " in this country , so will need to spray , next door did not want to spray and they destroyed his bed 

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