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Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:34

Nice to hear , you don't see that in the news , perhaps we should have more positive stories

can't think of anything worse than flooding

Blackberry pruning

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:30

Hello , my bushes are 20 years old and really good fruiters , I just cut canes off that are in the way , also I personally wait to spring to cut out old canes , not what the books say but it works for me

best of luck

New to allotments - need advice on clearing and planting

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:22

Hello , having cleared an allotment and now doing another  I would not rotavate 

definitely do a bit at a time , I would also recommend paths , with bark Chipping's which I got free from a local tree surgeon 

I have used a strimmer and on the second one and have used some weed killer , I known most people on this furom would not do this but needs must !

as for planting I put in winter onions and garlic 

best of luck 

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:15

My bother in law live in old town Swindon very built up no woodlands or fields and they get Badgers coming into the Garden , in fact he encourages them , but they still make a hell of mess

the one time we stayed there we had 2 adults and a youngster coming of an evening , never seen them before in the flesh 

Dinner time

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:06

Hello , wonderfully sunny day , had a heavy down pour over night Saturday , so water butts full

long May this weather continue , in fact sitting in the garden with a cup of tea

Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:21

Never moved a lavender but why not , give it a bit of TLC and it should be ok , take a cutting or 2 as insurance

moved an out door fuchsia 4 times and it is still going strong , best of luck

Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:17

Hello thanks for the info it looks like you bought young plants  ? 

Will definitely be looking out for these , like to try different things 

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:08

I am going to pick my first runner bean tomorrow from the allotment 

Just in the garden the black currents are turning , hopefully picking these soon , my wife makes fantastic black current jam 


Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:01

Tootles  , your cucumber yellow round thing looks great , do you know what it is called would like to try and grow one next year 

Anybody had there cucumbers go yellow ? I have got some in the G/H below the shade , I have assumed it is the sun ?





Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:53

Hello , I have a lavender bush which I now cut back each year to keep within bounds and it just keeps growing


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