Hester Scott

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loved gardening quotes

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:53

Good point, Dahliance!  When I think of all the clematis I've bought, that have gone to God, I feel a spot of cognitive behavioural therapy coming on.

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:53

From Rumi, wonderful as always.     "Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers,  "Grow, Grow"

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:45

Got a great laugh from Dahliance quoting Cicero, recommending a camera! 

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:33

As the others have said.  Loads of space.  I abandon my crop every year as too difficult to pick, but then I have Jerusalem artichokes growing through them too!


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:06

Reporting this to your allotment authority first, then the RSPCA.  If you could get some other allotmenteers involved it would have much more punch, threat of publicity etc. .....

Talkback: Leatherjackets in lawns

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:07
If you find a lettuce keeling over for no reason and you investigate underneath, you will find the horrible thing. Plenty of digging and turning over the soil is supposed to help there.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:59

Can't remember what time of year it was, but I was removing gravel my neighbour's small kids through in the little pond and my hand grasped a cold jumping object!  Not a squeamish person and love frogs, but I did squeal!

Miniature bulbs

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:48

I usually put different bulbs in their own pots. Plastic ones are cheap and you can often come across discarded ones. The advantage here is you can bring them to the fore or remove them when over.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:38

I see a few frogs on my allotment which is great as the other plot holders scatter slug killer everywhere.

i had a tiny pond at home which I had to get rid of for a house extension. The next spring I noticed a big black heap nearby which turned out to be frogspawn, mostly destroyed by the air. I hadn't realised they have a homing instinct like birds. Poor female frog!  One doesn't realise how affected nature is by our slightest decisions.

best tasting potatoes

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:43

All the old timers on these allotments prefer British Queens, and they definitely are good.  Sharpe's express also but not a big yield for me.

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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