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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 19:38


Yes we've been thinking that. There's a fellow plot holder who has been there for 30 years who was advising us to do this also. It's better here than our other plot. It was at the bottom of the site which is sloped so all the rain used to collect down there!

Feels like the finding nemo film at the moment...just keep digging...just keep digging! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 18:37

Hi everyone 

We managed to get to the lotty last weekend and the weekend before to clear half of it and dig. Last weekend was very boggy though.My neighbour at home gave me some rhubarb plants and I planted them at the lotty. But I wondering if that was a good idea...the ground was so wet...my welly sank into and OH had to pull me out! I put the rhubarb plants on top and tried to pile some soil round them so they weren't buried too deep. So now I'm thinking they will either be soggy and rot away or this cold weather will freeze and kill the roots!!

Terry29 that fly tipping is disgraceful...we have a problem with travellers on our local rec doesn't seem to be much the council can do. They have put huge earth mounds to stop them but there's also a gate which 'accidentally' was left unlocked. They even parked up on Bournemouth sea front once! Right on the East cliff.

Yerman..wow that shed looks huge! That would take up half my plot lol!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 13:58

Here is our resited Polytunnel...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 13:57

Here is our new plot..

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 13:55
Gardengirl.. says:

Janetclaire winter wash does cost quite a bit but should do a lot of trees, Sounds as though you are doing the right thing from looking at this website


What size is your new plot?  where abouts are you?  me in Hampshire

Yesterday got more digging done at plot only for a few hours was cold nearly done the area I wanted to get done

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 Hi Garedngirl

I am in Poole, Dorset. We had a big plot on the edge of the site but it was shaded by trees so although was 100 square feet only half could be used really. Someone else has taken it on so maybe they will have more idea than me!! Our new plot is 60 square feet and more or less in full sun. Hubby has been digging it but the weeds keep returning so we are going to cover it with maybe weed membrane or horse poop.

We also have a polytunnel in my mum's back garden and also the fruit trees. Will try and upload some photos if I can...! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/01/2017 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: 18/01/2017 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.

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