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Latest posts by GWRS

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

Sorry to be boring but was the ground water logged and they rotted ?

Strange !

What's new with you ?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:48

Hello , just dug up my Purple potatoes , Ablert Barlet Purple Majesty 

if you want something different grow these because when they are cooked they keep there colour ie. Purple 

given some to friends last year and some didn't like like them , taste was fine just the colour put them off , personally I think they are great , salad , boiled or mashed

What's new with you ?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:32

The party pans sounds interesting , will try them next year as I will have lots of extra room on my allotment as we orignally had half and have just taken on the other half 

you must have been unlucky with the celeriac all our germinated 

I am going to put some spinach and chard in over the weekend both kept growing over the winter 


What's new with you ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:43

Try growing globe artichoke and celeriac 


What's new with you ?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:47

Hello , planted some Chick peas and they seem to be growing , nobody on my allotments has grown them before , so exciting to seem them coming on 

Anybody out there grow them ?

Whats patty pan sunburst ? Always willing to try something different

Sprouts....a pain in the posteria!!!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:35

Leave the sprouts , I had a similar problem last year and I just left them and had some great sprouts for Christmas , worth a try

With the Brocoli if you cut off the flowers you might get some side shoots that are eatable again worth a try 

Best of luck 

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:17

Hello , they say don't do anything drastic for the first year in your garden to see what grows ? If it is really bad why not just cut a few smaller branches yourself and try and make the trees a feature . Lots of plants like shade , just look on G/W site 

You want to check where the sun rises , mid day and sets to see what you can do 

Best of luck

Best multi purpose compost this year ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 21:43

Hello , over the years I have tried the cheap and cheerful , B & Q and everything in between but keep coming back to Levington's  which seems consistently good 

new member just joined

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 13:19

Did a mini spring watch last night , the farmer that owns the land that our allotments are on Invited us allottmentiers to look at a wild life wood he had planted and wild orchards , really interesting and we finished off with a barbecu by some very large ponds

new allottment

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:41

Hello , the allotment next to mine covered freshly dug ground with huge amounts of horse manure , it held back the weeds for about 6 month , then they came through with renewed bigger , take care !

have you considered digging a ditch down to the stream  / bog garden and filling with rubble ? to help drainage , could even be made into a path

best of luck


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