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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:45

Ginagibbs , look on the bright side , no need to water them in 

Small path ideas?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:41

Hello , have you thought about putting weed membrane underneath if you use gravel , let's the water through and helps stops the weeds , also any weeds that germinate are easily pulled up

you could plant some ground covering gerinums , but beware they will need cutting back on a regular basis 

Bark chipping path look nice but difficult to weed without use of weed killer 

whatever you do best of luck


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:19

Good luck BizzieB , definitely do a bit at at time , take soon pictures now to remind you what a brilliant job you have done this time next year 

I am pleased to say spent allday yesterday at the allotment , build 2 gates ( not really into DIY ) and opened up the 2 half plots so now have one whole , great feeling , shame about the weather , has not stooped raining today and forecast for the rest of the week is not good 

just put the heating one 

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:27

Hello everybody , real enjoyed read all those quotes and peoms , definitely put a smile on my face as the rain comes down 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:17

Like to watch after a few of the no hopers go 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:42

Hello Zoomer I would put some onion in now , they always seem to have a stronger flavour than spring planted but could be my imagination !

our allotments are in a rural setting so we can have a fire when we  like but only in those bins with a lid & chimney , have had lots this year but in consideration of other plot holder I have them late evening

Hoping to spend the weekend at the allotment 

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:33

Hello , never heard of pectin haze , keep us advised 

best of luck 

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:07

Gardengirl , what about putting a picture on when you have finished ?

Hi everyone

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:03

Hello K , some picture of gardens and plants would be nice 

Do you have allotments ? What's the weather like , bit cloudy this morning so far hopefully it will  brighten up

Hope you are keeping well

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:54

Hello , we get fresh horse manure and what I have done is cover some beds and leave it over winter then dig it in in the spring so far it has worked well , it also keep the weeds down 

I known lots of people put carpet down but unfortunately sometimes the rats and mice like it too

read on this site somebody mixes fresh horse manure and grass cuttings , ready to use in a few weeks , might try that next year

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