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Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:17

Like to watch after a few of the no hopers go 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:42

Hello Zoomer I would put some onion in now , they always seem to have a stronger flavour than spring planted but could be my imagination !

our allotments are in a rural setting so we can have a fire when we  like but only in those bins with a lid & chimney , have had lots this year but in consideration of other plot holder I have them late evening

Hoping to spend the weekend at the allotment 

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:33

Hello , never heard of pectin haze , keep us advised 

best of luck 

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:07

Gardengirl , what about putting a picture on when you have finished ?

Hi everyone

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 09:03

Hello K , some picture of gardens and plants would be nice 

Do you have allotments ? What's the weather like , bit cloudy this morning so far hopefully it will  brighten up

Hope you are keeping well

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:54

Hello , we get fresh horse manure and what I have done is cover some beds and leave it over winter then dig it in in the spring so far it has worked well , it also keep the weeds down 

I known lots of people put carpet down but unfortunately sometimes the rats and mice like it too

read on this site somebody mixes fresh horse manure and grass cuttings , ready to use in a few weeks , might try that next year

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:52

Hello the green fencing stuff is plastic wind break material a metre high , got if of the Internet , really good and strong used it on the first half , if anybody wants make I could find it out

the bark chipping paths work for me , as you also do temporary paths and just dig it in next time , this what our allotment associations gets free , can't recommend it enough

soil is very good , sandy loam mainly , got some more onions , garlic and daffs to plant

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 22:41

Hello , Mozey , if it is weed get it out , that what I do

 As promised this is the new other half of our allotment, just finished putting up the fence to keep the Bunnies out , still got to make 2 gates , weather permitting will do them at the weekend

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 22:31

Hello if it is still fermenting I would be inclined to just leave it !

is it just cloudy or is it cloudy and thick ?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:40

Long time since I made pear wine 

how long has it been in the demijohn ?

normally the silt just settles down , you could filter it or put clearing agent in

the important thing is that it tastes good but it has to look good , after all we eat and drink with our  eyes aswell

best of luck

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