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Latest posts by GWRS

horsetail weed

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:41

Interesting we have just taken on the other half of our allotment and it had some horsetail 

having read up about it , it seems a problem and the the 2 bits of advice I have been given 1 - cover  and 2 - repeated weed killer

best of luck 

Weeds covered all over my slate chippings

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:24

Hello , if you have not got time to put a membrane down you could just use weed killer that kills the roots of the weeds , you will then use some path clear stuff regularly 

If you can see soil or membrane you need more slate putting down

you will always get seeds germinating in the slate which needs pulling out or spraying

best of luck

garden help for someone on a budget and a novice to boot

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:09

Hello , welcome to home and garden ownership , the picture you put on looks OK to me.

Having moved a few times the advice of leaving it for a year to see what happens during   

Summer , Autumn , Winter and Spring is good advice , what you could do is see what your neighbours grow and perhaps visit some garden for inspiration , I'm sure you'll have plenty to do any way

best of luck

new allottment

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:54

Hello , had an  allotment October 2012 with 5 ft high weeds and no end of junk . With a bit of help , digging and pulling out by hand buy end of 2013 all under control , didn't want to use weed killer but used a bit and still do on paths 

What I am trying to say is a combination in my option works best

best of luck

new member just joined

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:34

Hello , yes great site for practical advice and ideas , I hope you find it useful

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:31

Hello , I agree with Zoomer very good advice , I do the same on my Allottment


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:30

Hello , I buy Japnese Onions from wilkinson ,  the last few years and they have over wintered really well 

best of luck 

New Allotment

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:04

If you have a shed think about water butts , even if you have water on tap , sometimes rain water can be better for some plants

I got 2 via the Water company they where on special offer , also you can buy water cubes big containers 

Only advice is don't try and clear it all in one go , do a bit at a time

 best of luck 

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:05

Hello , I always grow tomatoes in the greenhouse but  also outside against the conservatory and some little toms in hanging baskets and some years , depending on the weather they can do really well 

I have never ( touch wood ) had blight and use rain water 


Rabbits (again, sorry) what to do about gates ?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:50

Had not thought about door stops under gates , will sort something out 

that is why I like this forum , lots of great practical ideas from people 

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