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How do I go about draining this?

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 14:07

Edd is right , people do strange things

on our allottment site there is just one small area of clay , on mine , found out that one pervious holder imported clay for some strange reason !

How do I go about draining this?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:10

Hello , I think Edds idea is best , just to see what the ground is like ?

Lots of options , land drain - trench with clay pipes 

I had a problem with drainage at one house once and solved problem by digging a big whole and filled it with broken bricks etc and covered again 

best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:47

Personally I don't bother with a " runner bean trench " even when I grow them in the garden , always do a wigwham and always get a good crop 

but everybody to there own way of doing things 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:46

Roy I thought you did that for runner beans not peas !

I would have thought that only well rotted manure would do now , other I would just put some on top of soil then dig it in , in the spring 

Doing to try and put in shredded newspaper in a trench for one set of potatoes 

If the ground is not frozen or water logged you could put in some onions and garlic , I have some early broad beans growing under couches 

best of luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 08:01

Butter squash for first time last year , only 2plants and loads of squashes in fact last one used last week , probably beginners luck

Total failure was Raddish , riddled with holes , previous year didn't grow , have to have a rethink 

Thats the fun of Gardening 

Winter definaetly here , cold , sleet & snow

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:28

Gardengirl glad you got a reply 8 th doesn't sound to bad  , I would make a point of contacting very month for an update , shows you are serious , best of luck

Went to B&Q , pensioner day but called into The Range on way and they had "path clear "reduced to £4 less than have price , I use it on my allottment bark chipping paths to keep the weeds down , very successfully

Weather been horrible to day very cold wind , sleet and snow



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:52

Just sorted my seeds out today , on holiday in Feb so will think about it when back 

Bought some Mangetout seeds today , never grown before , assumed just like growing ordinary peas ? any tips out there ?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 15:40

Worked out doors yesterday , tidying up etc 

thought about it today but as really cold wind whipping across the fields decided to do some jobs indoors , in fact just about to have an afternon snooze 

put potatoes in egg boxs for chit ting does that count as gardening ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:15

Gardengirl peach tree seems a good idea so looked them up , unfortunatly I don't have a sheltered enough spot in the sun

Potatoes have arrived , Winstons - first earlies , Nadine - second earlies grown these before nice spud and finally Maris Piper - mains all now chitting in egg boxes 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 12:04

Gardengirl , I would definaetly chase up the Council By asking them for an update 

I would also go and see if there are any empty plots on the sites and if there are I would ask the Council to clarify the situation , perhaps ask other plot holders what's happening

Best of luck 


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