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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Today at 11:02

Thanks Gardengirl! Will have a look for that at garden centre.

Any ideas how to treat brown rot on plum trees? Most plums had it last year. We tried to clear the rotten fruits and prune the tree.


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 20:52

Hi everyone! 

Just found this thread and following with interest. I have had an allotment for two years now but recently just swapped to smaller but sunnier plot. Also grow in garden.

Can I ask what 'winter wash' for trees is? We have fruit trees but they weren't very good last year so bit confused what to use on them.

What is your absolute favorite tomato?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:54

Hi sweet aperitif has done amazingly for us in the GH this year. Ailsa Craig did well also but flavour was very disappointing. Any one recommend any medium size tomato varieties??

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 08:22

Hi all my raspberry canes died off this year! They were planted last year and had a few lovely raspberries. But this year they started off well then suddenly died off. The summer ones glen ample are sprouting up again and so hopefully so will the autumn ones joan j. I wonder if it was the unusually late frost we had? My plot is on a slope so might be a frost pocket.

Raspberry plants dried leaves

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:12

Thanks for reply Logan. Yes I did wonder about the trees. Will find another spot for them.

Raspberry plants dried leaves

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 20:31

Hi everyone I planted raspberry canes last year in the lotty glen moy and joan j. Last season had a few lovely raspberries and plants looked very healthy. A couple of weeks ago some of the plants had dried leaves. Now all the plants have dried leaves and the canes looked dry and brittle. The plants are under trees at the side of the plot so not sure if that is a problem. So wondering whether I should dig them out and whether I can grow more raspberry plants there. Looked at google and thought it might be raspberry cane blight but it says that is visible in mid summer. Thanks.

starting onions leeks etc from seed,what is the process?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:03
Hi 4390evans!
I have used sets this year. But there is a really good website I have found which gives step by step advice to growing all veg. It's www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk
Sorry don't know how to do links! But if you find the website look down page for an alphabetical list of veg. As I said I have resorted to sets as think seeds need to go in January. Good luck!

Grease bands

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 10:44
Thanks NB!

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:49
Thanks for replies! We used to live in south Devon but went camping to north devon year before last...windy is not the word! Tent suffered a bit!!
So am I looking at Easter or later perhaps May?? And would you take the plastic off every winter? I think it is the proper stuff...green mesh with plastic coating?

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:39
Hi I have bought a polytunnel off a neighbour at our allotment do just looking for advice on what to grow and when? I have the frame in place but not put the cover on as yet as weather been bad. When should I put it on? Any advice much appreciated and any websites or book that are good. We are in the south btw. Very excited to get growing in it! Thanks!
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