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Latest posts by GWRS

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 19:27

Thanks for the various bits of advise ????

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:16

Hello ,just cleared a couple of beds at allotment and covered with fresh horse manure to over winter then dig in , in the spring 

I read some where fresh horse manure needs to be left for so long before putting around plants does anbody out there know the answer ?????

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 20:20

Interesting Thread  , good idea to get things off your chest and sometimes easier to talk to strangers , well not talk but you known what I mean

I' m pleased to say I am quite happy and contented at present 2 days at the allottment helps , all day meeting tommrow , pictures Wednesday and B & Q for my Christmas present , 10% for us pensioners

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 20:09

Hello all , yes there is a little patio area for coffee breaks etc

Gardengirl I do hope you get your allottment soon , we have been really pleased with ours . So peaceful today 

The shed at the bottom of the picture was already there but needed a bit of TLC to make it useable , got a damp patch inside but can't see where the rains getting in at moment 

still got loads growing , spinach , chard , parsnips , sprouts , kale , leeks plus bits planted for next year 

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:54

This has been an interesting debated

Wondered what people think about social housing ?

NB . Liked opinions and bottoms , great phrase must try and use it 

I think brown field sites and empty houses first , really don't think green belt should be built on 




New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:34

I have had honey fungus but it has only affected the Osier a type of Willows for some reason , Ash and roses have been fine , so you should be OK

Gardengirl remembered to take me IPad to allottment today so picture of cold frame

 Hope this picture makes it clear about the 2 halfs 

another good day at the allottment , even the sun came 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:24

Fair result on Sunday , Judy had to go but she has been a bit of sport having to put up with all negative comments and was honest that see wax not very good

Agree next week will be interesting 

Does anybody watch " it take two " ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:49

I will take another picture and put it on the site , I'm hoping to go up there again tommrow , still lots to do and hopefully it will be clearer 

happy allottmenteering

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:26

Gardengirl , if you look at bottom picture  you can see a gap in the fence , through to the other half which is the top picture , hope that makes sense ?

the tyres have herds in and they have done really well , got rosemary , curry plant can't remember the other 2 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:20

Hello everybody had a full day on allottment , got loads done 

Hoping to spend all day tommrow there and well

 Has it was a bit over cast I had a little fire to warm up while I had lunch

top picture is the other half we got earlier in the year , now fully fenced 

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