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New to allotments - need advice on clearing and planting

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:11

Hello again if you have to many weeds to compost , then burn them , they will dry out nicely this time of the year , if you can put them on a rack or pallet it seems to dry them out quicker 

we are only allowed to burn in one of those dustbins with a chimney , bit of wood , newspaper , I have even used fire lighters and you can get a real good fire going that will get rid of it all

do check if you are allowed to burn 

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:03

Just decided it doesn't really matter how tall they grow as long as the Cobs taste fine 

I think mine should be ready sept/October as well 

hear is to good eating

short sweetcorn

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:56

I think it is just one of things , I have 2 sections of sweet corn growing and both section are doing well except for 2 plants that are Half the height , no idea why

Also a couple of the tassels are red ! Any body seen that before ? 

Soil like dust...

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Hello , yes I agreed get the plastic up and dig in some manure  , it will the right it self

also went it is looking more like soil put some blood , fish and bone and work it in , fruit trees and bushes like the stuff

Best of luck

Graveled area

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:44

I would definitely use weed killer , it will help to kill the roots , I known lots out there don' t like using the stuff , I am not a fan but needs must  

the put some more gravel down , I have some small area of gravel and it works well

best of luck 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:39

Hello , just used a petrol strimmer  on a new Allotment , hard work 

however a friend on another allotment bought a battery one and I have to say a lot easier to use , he got it from Argos  

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 

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