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Latest posts by GWRS

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 ?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 22:10

Anybody out there made sloe gin or vodka 

the chap  with the allotment next to mine said I can have his sloes, looked up the recipes but wonder if there are any tips?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:55

Best place to get wood chips is tree surgeons  particularly if they cut and shred trees/bushes 

Thats who supply ours , they are pleased to get rid of them

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:24

Hello everybody been to the allottment this afternoon , bit worn out , dug the roots of a tree up on my new extended plot after cutting down , unfortunately it was badly deceased  so had to go , to make things even more difficult it had grown around a metal spike , the ones you knock in the ground for posts

on a posative note my wife picked some beetroot, carrots , apples , marrow and 1 quince

and I had a bunfire of the tree branches 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:07

Fruitcake , just goggled Azada , recognise it but never thought about using one

reminds me of a large potatoe hoe 

can't figure how to use it instead of a spade ? 

anybody else out there using one ? 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:57

I tried Christmas potatoes one year , the soil was to frozen to get them up and when it thawed they had all rotted , a bit of bad luck

sprout any advice this year , I have got black/soot on the leaves , thought about washing it off , any ideas would be welcome 

I'm going to Goggle Azada never heard of it

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:42

I do have problems with moles on my allottment 

2 hills appeared in my new asparagus bed , so I tried something different I poured a couple of watering cans of water down each and they have not come back yet


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:18

Hello sometimes things work and sometimes they don't, that the beauty of gardening/ allottmenteering

I would give purple spouting ago ,planted some last year went really well

Good to see photos 

sweet potatoes sound intresting , will have to look into that , would recommend " chick peas" grew them this year for first time , great or lucky will definitely do some more next year 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:07

I love pickled eggs Aldi/Lidl have them on specical offer sometimes 

Pickled Eggs

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:50

Hello , my Dad use to do pickled eggs , he would just use white vinegar or sometimes ordinary vinegar but the brown does colour the eggs 

he never used spices but why not ! And they where not kept in the Fridge 

you must have your own chickens , best of luck

Discussions started by GWRS

White Beetroot

White Beetroot 
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New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Fig trees

Planting and care 
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Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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