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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:51

Somebody on our allotment gave me some of those box's with metal lugs on each corner I've just put one on top of the other and I' going to make a cold frame , just need to get some poly carbonate for the top lid


Talkback: Moles

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:10

I agree

You have my sympathy 

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:26

For new housing developments blame Local Authority Council planners for some strange ideas from there Political Masters 

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:14

Berghill you do seem to have a problem , the only person I know who permanently stopped moles in his garden sunk slabs into the garden , like an under ground wall , then got those left inside killed , a bit drastic but ! 

First day on the allotment...

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:05

So pleased it has started so well for you , keep it it up

mad idea but could use the tree stumps as seats ?

we have had a problem on my allotment site with rodents living under carpets , so take care

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 23:18

I agree with Dove , I us bottomless pots cut into the grow bags and only put 3 per grow bag . I use water crystals in hanging baskets for cherry tomatoes outside and it works well

I put my chillies in big pots at the back of the greenhouse as they seem to like it there ,  we get a neighbour to water , when we go away in the summer

I do know of somebody that rigged up an automatic watering system linked the they water butt but I'm not that DIY minded myself , much easier to ask a neighbour or friend - best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 22:32

Don't forget you need some seats for Tea Breaks , not just for a rest but also to admire your handy work 

Best of luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 12:56

No problem in moving Rhubarb , as long as you have " bud " and don't pick any for the  first year to let it build its self up again , a bit of compost/mulch around it helps , lots of good advice on GW and RHS web sites

Have not moved fruit bushes so can't help but  with a bit of TLC , they should be OK !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:31

Another idea , our Allotment Society has an arrangement with a local Tree / landscaper surgeon who drops his tree / bush shredding so that people just help themselves , I use them for paths between beds 

In fact I have been up the Allotment today and relayed paths , 20 wheel barrow loads

Have a word with the committee to see if it is possible at your site

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:22

We took an allotment on Oct 12 which had not been used for 4 years so understand where you are coming from

We devised a plan , first was a shed , then divided it into sections and started clearing a bit at a time , we created smallish beds easy to plant and manage while still sorting it out , finished clearing the last bit Oct 13

We decided to take all the rubbish and weeds to the tip

Best of luck , it has been brilliant 

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