NewBoy2


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Putting My Plot To bed

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 10:19

I have an area of 14 foot by 28 foot that i want to cover for the winter


I have had 5 seasons of digging it over and would now like to put it to bed until a light hoeing in the Spring


? Can anyone RECOMMEND a good supplier of sheeting please


I have lots of fellow Allotmenteers giving suggestions but no RECS

Wood Shavings in Manure

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 08:25

Many thanks you two


One thing I noticed was about 1 hour after I had added some to my raised bed I saw that spiders had already made some horizontal web lines across the bed


The sun was reflecting off them and I could see a tiny tiny white spider hard at work


Aint Nature amazing 

Wood Shavings in Manure

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 16:30

Good or bad or indifferent


What affect do they have on the benefits of manure

slugs

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 16:32

Charles Atlas exercises to give me muscles.............look it up on the interweb


It worked

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 16:18

Hogweed


Thanks for that


I have just been able to get a good price for high standard stainless steel that will protect any child who falls in and let the frogs go in and out so alls good

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 13:24

IM just asking a blacksmith to make me a 4 x 3 foot grid to go over a pond I will dig on my allotment


The consensus is that they are not sure how galvanised steel will affect frogs etc


SS is £388 and GS £255

slugs

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 13:16

When I was 14 I sent away for something and wrote a letter enclosing a Posta Lorder as thats how we pronounce it in Bristol !!


My face is still red now

slugs

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 10:53

Lyn


I had to stop digging and walk 1/2 a mile home to get straight into a bath whilst offering to hug my female allotmenteers of course 


It was worse than when I sat on a bus next to our local tramp

slugs

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 10:31

Agree with Mark


1..I have used nematode worms for the last three years and I have seen noticeably less slugs


I know a lady who used to work at a research station and they used them successfully in their experiments


About £10.00 per pack


2...Also get some yogurt/butter pots that you can 50% sink into the spoil and add some cheap beer so the slugs are attracted and fall in. 


Be very careful how you take the pot out of the soil as I once tipped the contents it over my hair and IT STINKS

Ponds & Metal Grids

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 15:16

There will be 4 - 6 inch gaps between the bars so frogs and newts can enter and exit


Its only the interaction of galvanised steel to water and wild life 


I have covered all other challenges

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