Latest posts by NewBoy2

Mint leaves

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:57

I have pulled up a min t plant as they get every where

? What can I use the leaves for

I have dried them in the conservatory


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:18

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:22

Thank you

I have some Moonlight runner beans,, Pak Choi , Radish and Bakana Chinese Salad Cabbage which I think may be OK 

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:10

I have just pull all of the above in Area 3 of a 3 bed rotation plan

? What could I sow now to finish of the season whilst still maintaining the rotation of Brassicas / Roots / Others

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:44

Went to my trusted GC and he gave me a pen just with "fine permanent marker " written on it

I thank you all for the advice and I will let you know how his recommendation works

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:06

Can anyone recommend the name of a supplier that sells pens suitable to use on outside seed / plant markers


Protective Robins

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 10:52

A cat got hold of a baby Robin and was then banned to the house. The owner managed to place the baby back into the tree but not in the nest as it could not be found.The parents continued to feed it.

When the cat was let back into the garden after a few days several Robins arrived in the garden appearing to offer support to the baby and parents

The impression we are given of Robins is that they are solitary and feisty birds

A New Allotment - Hints and Tips?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 13:53

The Newbies that we can see that will not stay the course usually show these early signs !!

1. Checking of mobile phones

2.Driving their cars to the plot and blocking the hauling way for others

3.Installing of tables and chairs and sun awnings and play slides

They miss the point of being An Allotmenteer  and cant shake off the Outside World

I truly hope you settle in ASAP and can feel those shoulders dropping and meeting the many friends you will make.

Having a plot means you dont Lose The Plot as the pace of nature is very good at stress busting and encouraging tranquility

I try to achieve stuff at each visit  but its usually Talking 60% and Working 30% and not knowing where the other 10% goes 

Good Luck 

A New Allotment - Hints and Tips?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 14:13

Get a blank sheet of paper and  sit down with a glass of whine and write down

1. What do you want to eat from your plot

2. When will it be ready

3.Which suppliers to use

4.When to buy the seeds or young plants

5.Learn what they like and dont like

6.learn what to add to they soil......................manure

7.Concentrate on one bit of the plot

Main thing is dont listen to anyone as none of us really know what is best but its easy to give advice !!!

Good luck

Insect bites

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 14:08

I get bitten by spiders which leave a small red spot that produces watery fluid when squeezed and once it then caused a 2 inch circle of solid matter under the skin which lasted 2 weeks

Had to get some strong meds to disperse it

I now where trousers tucked into jeans or just shorts so they dont get trapped and bite me

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Scary Spiders on The Allotment

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Last Post: 21/08/2016 at 08:30

Planning the Plot

Usages of the area 
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Last Post: 21/07/2016 at 16:28

Mint leaves

How to use 
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Last Post: 24/07/2016 at 16:00

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

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Last Post: 10/07/2016 at 13:22

Marker Pens that Work

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 10:44

Protective Robins

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Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 13:32

New Deep Raised bed

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Last Post: 11/06/2016 at 14:01

Sweet Pepper Plants - In or Out

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Last Post: 06/06/2016 at 12:16

height of Strawbs

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Last Post: 06/06/2016 at 11:41

New Red Currant Plant

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Last Post: 03/06/2016 at 12:01


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Frost and BBC Weather Forecasts

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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 19:05

Lawn to Wild Flowers

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Laurel and Monty

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