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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:30

Hello , hung up my new clematis ball which was in the G/H and got rid of 2 Fushias that didn't survive the winter 

cleaned conservatory gutters , one at back of house particularly bad , O/H held ladder 

fabulous sunny day would like to have done more but had to prepare for meeting tommrow afternoon 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:33

Ginagibbs , Horse tail , unfortunately I have some of this on the bottom of my Allottment , because the roots go down so far I bought some special weed killer and it seems to be working 

next time I go up I'll get the name of it for you

Glad you enjoyed the Malvern show 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:21

Hello everybody , aquired some pallets and thought about doing a vertical strawberry bed , wondered if anybody out there had done one?

if so any tips on building it ? And looking after it ?

advice please

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:14

Lorna95 , you mentioned digging them up , I just remembered a friend had a problem with planted clematis dying and what we found the secound time , the roots where still in a tight ball in the ground , so third time he teased them out and it grew

best of luck , they are great plants if you get them growing got a fablous one on the Allottment cover a water cube , must put a picture on site 

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:05

Busy Bee2 , it has been a rather cold hear and grass seed need a min temperature to germinate

Just remembered my Dad used to repair his lawns buy growing grass seed in trays , a bit like buying a role of turf , obviously it is designed for small repairs 

slightly different thread anybody used weed and feed Aftercut ?

advice please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:55

Hello , personally if you can I would plant them in the ground 

best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:30

Gardengirl  , glad it is going well , remember to pace your self

went to A again today 11 to 5 , done in now

spent a lot of time with O/H repairing fencing , suffered a bit in the high winds while we where on hols

managed to get runner and French beans in , some cabbage plants and courgettes

plus a few other jobs , picked spring onions , fennel 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:49

Hello went to A today 

potatoes needing hoeing up , lots of weeding  , spending full day tommrow there 

lots to go in but wind damage to wind break fencing which we will do as priority 

picked asparagus as starters tonight and rhuhbard , with custard as afters , both very nice 

broad beans really doing well and some pea pods on peas planted last year 

Kef , to late for peppers this year may try next , interested to hear how "chilli " food does 

Gardengirl how is it going ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:32

Ginagibbs , watched G/W tonight and they went to the Malvern show , looked great 

i am sure you will have a great time

the local Garden club wnet to Harrogate but we where already going to a 60th birthday party , another good show 

Dealing with garden waste

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:28

Mike , not seen you posts lately , hope you are keeping well

Agree about digging , on the other half of my allottment , brother in law did the main digging then I dug it again before winter and have been digging each bed again before planting , it has worked well for me and reduced the weeds down to a manageable problem 

however I have shredded waste paths which I have used weed killer on , nearly organic 

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