- Now starting Year 5 and I have thankfully made lots of mistakes and even better learnt from them and even better than that made some brilliant friends. Rotating the plots properly from now on !!
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12 Jan 2017 16:20
On our allotments there are some bordered areas the same height as you that basically "contain " some soil in one area.
Others are 3 boards high up to 2 foot deep where you can grow 18" long parsnips and 12 " long carrots up to and after Christmas
? How big a total area do you have available
12 Jan 2017 15:22
Your RB...how tall is it ?
11 Jan 2017 18:58
The basic question is to ask yourself " Why am I doing this "
Just for fun
Feed the family
So you can eat specific food
Step back a bit and decide where you want to be veggie wise in Summer 2018
There are literally more questions than answers but the main thing is to .............enjoy it !!
11 Jan 2017 18:54
I have saved the following seeds from last Summer
Orange Crocosmia 4.10.16
Small Hot Peppers 1.10.16
Yellow Sweet Peppers 24.5.16
I have a conservatory and would like advice on when to start off
23 Nov 2016 17:31
Always the First and always The Best
I will contact them asap
23 Nov 2016 16:10
There are many plastic feeders with the green tops and perches that you cant take apart to PROPERLY clean
? Who sells ones that you can take apart , place in a bucket over night and re assemble
I dont want germs or infections to build up in the tubes that could affect the birds
07 Nov 2016 16:39
Thank you all
Think I will find a dif venue as my shed needs and will need repainting soon and in the future
06 Nov 2016 16:04
I have a Trachelospermun or jasminoides and was wondering as it says its a "climber " whether it will climb up my B & Q garden shed
? Does it cling to wood or is it just walls etc
30 Oct 2016 15:34
On a separate tack..............
Blackbirds love cut up apples so if you are able feed them espescially as winter is coming
Watching them " hopping in " from the bottom of the garden is a joy
30 Oct 2016 15:25
All we can do is support the local Green Energy initiatives by investing in them to produce MORE and MORE energy by Publicly Owned Green Energy collectives
Here is an example........I am not a financial adviser just a hater of the Big 6 and all that Global Companies represent !!
30 Oct 2016 13:38
I use Ovo a local company in Bristol because they are human beings on the end of the phone and they send me an email and I email back my readings immediately
26 Oct 2016 09:25
This is my experience of growing garlic
Originally I bought some from an online supplier and they were OK
In my 2nd year I bought some from them again and some from my local fruit and veg shop and they both grew OK
I pulled all my garlic some 2 months ago and I will have fresh garlic for another 5 months
I have not investigated whether fertiliser is needed or whether it would make bigger or better cloves
? Was the fertiliser just some local fertiliser from a farm or the IOW shop or was it from a mass produced source that trys to maximise its sales
Over to you
25 Oct 2016 18:33
I will separately investigate all and make a choice
25 Oct 2016 14:40
? May I very politely ask why you want fertiliser for garlic
25 Oct 2016 14:24
I want to plant a permanent 12 inch wide border down the side of my 14 yard long plot on the allotment
I would like to have the best chance of giving the bees / butterflies / other insects a good food supply for as MANY MONTHS as possible
I have some lavender cuttings that will be ready soon and I intend to plant 5 at regular intervals.
? What can go in between
I realise this is a very difficult challenge but sitting against my shed with bees buzzing past me this Summer was very enjoyable so I wish to have more of them in 2017
13 Oct 2016 18:44
Im very good at taking results and then .........where did I put them ??
11 Oct 2016 10:55
I have picked the flowers off the plants about 8 days ago and some new ones have appeared
I will pick 80% of these off and just for an experiment let the other 20% truck on
04 Oct 2016 11:20
Purchased the following
Stachys Byzantina...........Lambs Tongue
Choisya Ternata........Mexican Orange Blossom
Rosmarinus Officinalis....Spice Island
Climbing & Scented Plants
Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus
I am not saying "How well I did " but hopefully you may be interested in how the Patients Garden is progressing
Hope to settle them in asap
04 Oct 2016 11:12
A few weeks ago MD suggested we should clear away the straw and take shears to the strawberry plants which I did
Within a week they had started to produce new shoots and now have flowers which MAY result in berries
? Should I leave them to bloom OR shear them again
I beleive that the theory is that we need the plants energy to stay in it to give it a good start for next season but that is some 7 months away
Thoughts please friends and also the reason why please as I am keen to learn
" Give a man a fish etc "
25 Sep 2016 17:31
I have copied all your suggestions onto a new invention.......a piece of paper.....and Im heading for the local GC this week to start the research of whats available
This is hopefully a medium term project to benefit the patients