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Green house heating

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:53

Hello , could you put a picture on the site , always good to see what gardens look like , brings it to life in my opinion

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:58

 Hello orignal half , foreground squash planted in Aspagus bed , leeks , sweet corn that the rats ate ,plus lots more ,  winter project is to glaze the second hand greenhouse

post in today , weather permitting will fence in to row and I will put a picture on the site

always nice to see pics , keep them coming


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 18:10

Wild life , somebody on the site had some Quail , unfortunately a mink got in and killed them all , it climbed the wire fence , so the people have have put a roof on , hopefully that will help protect some more Quail

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 21:27

Mel M , looks like we have something in common I too am a true Brummie but now live in rural Lincolnshire

thanks for the info on blueberries and Cape Gooseberrys 

costs we pay £50 for our plot which is 30 by 130 feet half plots cost £25 and membership of the allotment association is £3 and we have water on site and that costs £1 for a water tub or £3 for a water cube and they hold 1000 litres 

we intend to spend Sunday and Monday there doing the fencing on the new half plot to stop the rabbits getting on it 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:57

Question for Mel M , I planted 2 very small blueberry bushes las year in earcasious compost and they have survived , have you any tips as they get bigger ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:26

Hello , Phillipa have been looking on Internet about Cape Gooseberrys they look interesting , always willing to try something different

Do you protect it over winter and against birds ?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:43

Never come across Tomatoe wine , interested to known how it goes?

In the past never been to keen on wines from veg but everybody tastes are different , just like gardening , that what makes it interesting 

Would members be interested?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:38

Hello that weed killer see the pictures about , we bought some just to tackle " horse tail " , pleased to say it seems to be working , Amozan and one a garden centre sell it

personlly I would have thought the only natrual way to deal with weeds is to dig them up ,

Mike is there really a natural weed killer spray ?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:36

Hello , can't come but really nice Garden when I went many years ago , hope the weathers good

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:55

Hello everybody , on our new half we have already planted onion and garlic , with some more to go in

on the orignal half we have a raspberry forest which we have slowly been cutting back and digging up , we intend to start again on the new half , they are all summer rasberrys ,so intend to put some autumn ones in as well 

Mel M sounds like a full time job , any pics ?

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