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Latest posts by GWRS

Water Butts

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:06

Why not grow a clematis in a pot up it OR in a hanging basket down it

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:03

A cheap solution is go to B & Q a buy a bag of 10ml gravel , it will look nice until the plant covers it 

A request or suggestion.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:40

I am going to have a look at my setting , thanks for the tip

New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:37

Hello , yes compost left over winter will help

also you could buy the cheapest bags of multi purpose compost you can find and put that in as well 

best of luck 

New to allotments - need advice on clearing and planting

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:11

Hello again if you have to many weeds to compost , then burn them , they will dry out nicely this time of the year , if you can put them on a rack or pallet it seems to dry them out quicker 

we are only allowed to burn in one of those dustbins with a chimney , bit of wood , newspaper , I have even used fire lighters and you can get a real good fire going that will get rid of it all

do check if you are allowed to burn 

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:03

Just decided it doesn't really matter how tall they grow as long as the Cobs taste fine 

I think mine should be ready sept/October as well 

hear is to good eating

short sweetcorn

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:56

I think it is just one of things , I have 2 sections of sweet corn growing and both section are doing well except for 2 plants that are Half the height , no idea why

Also a couple of the tassels are red ! Any body seen that before ? 

Soil like dust...

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Hello , yes I agreed get the plastic up and dig in some manure  , it will the right it self

also went it is looking more like soil put some blood , fish and bone and work it in , fruit trees and bushes like the stuff

Best of luck

Graveled area

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:44

I would definitely use weed killer , it will help to kill the roots , I known lots out there don' t like using the stuff , I am not a fan but needs must  

the put some more gravel down , I have some small area of gravel and it works well

best of luck 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:39

Hello , just used a petrol strimmer  on a new Allotment , hard work 

however a friend on another allotment bought a battery one and I have to say a lot easier to use , he got it from Argos  

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