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Latest posts by GWRS

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:40

The biggest problem is that this Goverment and Labour do not see housing as a priority , I say that because the coalition down grade the Housing Ministers position by not being a member of The Cabinet

The coalitions has had a big success with Help to Buy

it is a long way down the Politician priority because the opion pols say so , unfortunately it is how you ask the question 


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:26

Hello , Dave Morgan is right

however if the G/H is unheated , could be ok , would be interested to see how you do 

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 15:16

Lots of good " common sense " suggestion 

we need to tell the politicians , after all we elect them , both local Councillors and MP

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 08:52

If you know of a local seed merchant some still sell green manure such as mustard loose , much cheaper

definately not had the problems people are reporting , must be lucky 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 08:37

BizzieB , Fennel grew some this year for the first time only about half germinated , some should be ready to pick now

If I could only get up to the allotment , throwing it down at moment 

sweet pots would be an interesting crop to grow , I have read about them grown in poly tunnels or down south , you will have to let us known how you get on

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 22:20

Hello , I have been using a mixture , some green manure , some beds covered horse manure and left over the winter  and some bark Chipping's 

I do intend to use more green manure , personally I have found it useful but everybody to there own but important to get the right stuff at the right time 

All this on the allottment not at home 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:25

BizzieB , I Have ordered 

gerkins , romanesco , barlotta bean , good king Henry , various green manures , 

potatoes  nadine ( which I have grown before ) , winston & Maris piper

I'm having a look at the Sutton catalogue as well 

Wondered what people thought about seeds past there use by date  ?



New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 21:35

Pallets , I have given up trying to get hold of them , also problem in getting them in car 

one of our Allotmenteers had to buy some to stand his water cube on them

thats what makes us gardeners so creative , having to improvise

just got Kings seed catalog via our allottment ass , going to try a few different things 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 18:22

The people on the plot next to my have painted 3 pallets for growing strawberries vertically 

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:10

I was involved in raising money in our village to restore the War Memorial and creatre a new memorial garden and we had our first service and dedication on the 11th very well attended , we intend to make it an annual events

we also has some pupils from the Junior School do a reading and WW1 poem 

we have not got a Vicar at the moment so a lay preacher had a day off work to lead the service

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