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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:09

Hello Roy , although I grow potatoes at the Allottment , I also have 2 potatoes sacks that I grow at home using bought compost which produces nice clean and even sized spuds not very big but ideal for the local Village show . Start them off in a cold greenhouse , then outside , then depending on the weather back in the G/H

Talking spuds , in AC last night they mentioned putting shredded newspaper in trench , anybody out there tried that ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 20:24

Hello been up to Allotment  again today , nice and sunny but a bit windy had to have coffee breaks in shed

Bark chipped new paths and created new beds on new bit of allotment 

Picked some purple sprouts , never grown them before , celeriac , parsnips and jureselum artichokes 

Also dug up some Fennel will have to put picture on site and ask for advice , rather than a bulb it was long like a very thin carrot , so wonder what I have done wrong ?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 20:26

Hello , they really are my Intials 

Talkback: How to dig beds in winter

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:50

Fun seeing this thread as I have creating new beds at the allottment 

Paths covered with bark Chipping's , so I do not walk on the beds after the second dig but no double digging , most of the soil is nice and loamy

Also cover beds with horse manure to over winter and keep the weeds down

Happy digging

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:39

Happy gardening in 2015

New Year Gardening Resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:43

Busy-Lizzie , nothing wrong with muddling along , as long as you are happy

I try to plan but muddling along is easier , after all you never know what's going to do well or not 

Happy Gardening 

Plum tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 09:49

Hello thanks for the info , never heard of Silverleaf , so have been reading about it 

I think as the cut is below soil level it will be OK 

The suckers will have to come off , not sure if to paint the wound or not , some sites say yes and some no ?

Plum tree problem

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:05

Hello everybody I have a problem with a Plum tree at my allottment , see picture

Once I cleared Artichokes and cosmos I noticed the plum tree had an extra growth from the bottom like suckers ? 

Any advise ? Thought about  cutting off ?


Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:57

Public consultations does seem to work , my local Pub wanted to extend there dinning room , Parish , Distict and County Concillors objected so they deciced not to proceed 

I adviced  them to do a Public Consultation which they did and lots of people thought it was a good idea they applied for planning permission and get it , extension built before Christmas 

The same could happen in reverse , call a public meeting if you get get lots of support , who knows !

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:48

Bark Chipping's , lots of new shredded stuff looks like confiner bits , great for paths

However if you dig down lots of old rotted down stuff which I put on the some of the beds and around the couple of fruit trees I have 

Never been to a plant fair will have to try one next year 

Discussions started by GWRS

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