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Latest posts by GWRS

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 10:51

I agree the standard of cutting edges is a bit hit and miss which is a shame because if done properly can enhance the environment , however , I understand time is money and that's what seems to count these days 

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 17:36

Hello I had a problem with cats using my garden as a tiolet , somebody suggested putting cut teasel flowers down and I am pleased to say it worked , fortunately they grow in abundance on our stream bank , I would have thought holly would be just as effective and looks nicer than netting 

I did suggest to the O/H be get our own cat but that was vetoed

best of luck 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:59

Nice to see your pictures keep them coming

Any advice for first ever visit to RHS Chelsea & GW Live?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:57

Have not been to either for a long time but good pair of shoes essential and small umbrella just in case it rains , particularly Chelsea

If the weather is nice and sunny I would go to the Marques first as they get very crowded and hot later in the day - they did when we went 

note bk and camera phone , it is ok buy things but remember you have got carry them home ! 

You could get at one time get an advance programme so you can plan what you really want to see and everything esle

hoping to go to Harrogate this year - I am sure you will have a great day out

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:43

Hello , I have decided not to put any seeds in until April 

Still got some garlic and shallots to plant in the A and need to prepare potatoe beds 

Plot no is 6S

Did anybody see the eclipse this morning , nice and clear in Lincolnshire 

Wonder how this effects those that plant by the Moon ?



Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:34

Hopefully I am going to sow my seeds out side this weekend

Already put in last year in a very large tub outside and they are growing nice 

Molly coddled them last year and they where hopeless 

Happy gardening everybody

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:29

Ginagibbs I would phone the RSPCA , however , I suspected they won't be interested , if I am right , contact your local Wild Life trust who I have always found really helpful

Runner bean , your method is the traditional one practised on our A site , could sub shredded newspaper for carboroad because it is only me that likes runner beans I just use a wigwham of canes in an  area that  I manured last year plus some compost when I put the beans in 

Hope you get lots of frogs 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:28

Zoomer44 , always plant direct into ground , some before winter and some now , so far they have always been ok 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:24

Been up to A this afternoon planting Garlic and Onions plus tidying up some beds 

Really nice afternoon 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 09:32

Gardengirl , yes rent paid for another year . AGM , leaving gate open and unlocked still a problem , paying allottment fee now compulsary £5 per plot in the past it was voluntary but funds are low and needed to cover costs , the rent goes to the land owner , new secretary and treasurer elected and a thank you to everybody that helped with a Autumn tidy up of the boundary hedges and repairs to the roads 

Fruitcakes chicken run looks impressive 


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