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Latest posts by GWRS

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 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:04

Zoomer , I do have glass but will have to use polycarbonate as well due to some DIY repairs to G/H

However greenhouse glass is easy to get from a Glass Business , needed some replacements for G/H at home

Spuds , get mine from Kings always very good , got egg boxes ready for chatting 

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:16

Tootles , noticed you mentioned River Witham  , do you live in Lincolnshire ? 

I have been involved in stopping / amending developments but it is very difficult 

I would start by checking there is a Local Plan with regards to planning 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:01

Hello all , got to the  allottment this afternoon , lovely and sunny day 

Got some veg for  dinner tommrow , did some digging , 6 wheel barrow loads of bark Chipping's for new paths , hoping to go tommrow 

Soil just a frozen crust , underneath fine , no problem in digging up Leeks & Parsnips 

ISIS problem.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:16

Edd , I would start a new thread 

Best wishes

ISIS problem.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 09:52

Wondered what ISIS was 

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 09:50

My challenge for 2015 is to glaze my second hand greenhouse at the allottment 

Build a fruit cage 

Tame the rasberry forest 

should keep me busy

happy gardening everybody

Happy new Year

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 09:42

Happy New year to you all

Have a good gardening 2015

Like the photos

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