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Latest posts by GWRS

garden help for someone on a budget and a novice to boot

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 21:09

Hello , welcome to home and garden ownership , the picture you put on looks OK to me.

Having moved a few times the advice of leaving it for a year to see what happens during   

Summer , Autumn , Winter and Spring is good advice , what you could do is see what your neighbours grow and perhaps visit some garden for inspiration , I'm sure you'll have plenty to do any way

best of luck

new allottment

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:54

Hello , had an  allotment October 2012 with 5 ft high weeds and no end of junk . With a bit of help , digging and pulling out by hand buy end of 2013 all under control , didn't want to use weed killer but used a bit and still do on paths 

What I am trying to say is a combination in my option works best

best of luck

new member just joined

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:34

Hello , yes great site for practical advice and ideas , I hope you find it useful

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:31

Hello , I agree with Zoomer very good advice , I do the same on my Allottment


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:30

Hello , I buy Japnese Onions from wilkinson ,  the last few years and they have over wintered really well 

best of luck 

New Allotment

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:04

If you have a shed think about water butts , even if you have water on tap , sometimes rain water can be better for some plants

I got 2 via the Water company they where on special offer , also you can buy water cubes big containers 

Only advice is don't try and clear it all in one go , do a bit at a time

 best of luck 

Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:05

Hello , I always grow tomatoes in the greenhouse but  also outside against the conservatory and some little toms in hanging baskets and some years , depending on the weather they can do really well 

I have never ( touch wood ) had blight and use rain water 


Rabbits (again, sorry) what to do about gates ?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:50

Had not thought about door stops under gates , will sort something out 

that is why I like this forum , lots of great practical ideas from people 

Talkback: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:44

Only been to Chelsea once many years ago , great day out , however , must remember it is a show

like to watch it on the TV , I think it has been particularly good this year , not to many gimmicky gardens 

Rabbits (again, sorry) what to do about gates ?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:32

Hello , I have Rabbits on my allotment and I have fenced it in but had 2 wooden gates with slates so I have stapled chicken wire to the bottom third and so far it has kept them out !

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