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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Purple Sprouting - What else over Winter ?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:53

I have just ordered some cage and nets to protect my first ever batch of purple sproutiong that are 6 inches tall and due to be potted out this week

? What else can I grow in the rest of the cage and butterfly netting

Tiny Holes in My Spuds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:28

Thanks Berghill

The holes are about 3 - 5 millimetres across and perfectly round

I have dug and sowed some green manure ...field beans for over wintereing

Tiny Holes in My Spuds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:15

I have just pulled the rest of my First Earlies which were Rockets

About 30 - 40% had small hooles in them and when cut open there was a tunnel going inside with a brown deposit in the tube but no insect

? What could it be and any suggestions for next season

? Different variety

? Any sugestions friends

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:09

What have I learnt

Onions and leeks and carrots grown in lines next to each other in a cloche works

Peas are little tinkers to weed in between

My Himalayan Honeysuckle this year grew as much in two weeks as it did in 2 years !!

Not everyone who gives me advice knows what they are talking about !!!

Allotmenteers are more generous than people outside the Allotment

Horse Manure is Pure Magic !!

Is this normal for Runner Beans?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 12:35

I was given some SAVED red , black and green bean seeds along with borlotti and I have mixed them all up and sown them at the base of wig wams and the different colour flowers are attractive

Its what they taste like that counts 

The ones i got from Mr Fothergills called Mergoles  did not germinate at all and also their parsnips and carrots

Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:49

There is a sparrow who seems to cheep all day long from my hedge

Its obviously not just one

Got 10 sparrows on The Hot Tin Roof chomping on crushed up Rich tea biscuits

Very amusing as i expect the Gulls to arrive soon !

Tomatoe Plant leaves going Brown

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 12:23

My established plants are producing good fruit but over the last 10 days the leaves are turning brown and the veins going darker

Over the last few weeks it  has been over 25 degrees in the conservatory and I have not changed my watering regime........only when the leaves are drooping

? Any thoughts friends

Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 12:18

A friend has  sown some summer cabbage "Primo " and pricked out into 2 x 2 inch cells to grow on and placed outside down in sunny Plympton Devon

They are only 1 inch tall but the leaves are turning brown at the tips

? Any suggestions friends

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 10:48

I have ordered two copies of an identification chart from NHBS at £3.50 each so I can educate the "Allotment Children " as one little chap thought pease came from tins !!!

Its going to be a long journey !! 

Bumble Bee Conservation is just £20.00 pa so I will be joining today

Thanks for the guidance Gillian53

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:54

Gillian53   and  Edd

Do you think I should start a fresh thread and add the link again and this time explain what it is ??

Im just trying to spread the word about our lack of bees


Discussions started by NewBoy2

Indoor Seed Propagator

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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:41

Recently Manured ?

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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 19:32

Storing Potatoes & Onions Together

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Does your Shed have a Name ??

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 07:56

Field Beans as Green Manure

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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 12:41

Chillington Hoe

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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 12:39

Onions - Dopey Question No 47

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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 20:25

Chick Pea Sowing

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 20:17

Chick Pea Sowing

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 18:41

Purple Sprouting - What else over Winter ?

Replies: 3    Views: 115
Last Post: 03/08/2014 at 20:11

Tiny Holes in My Spuds

Replies: 5    Views: 140
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 19:40

Tomatoe Plant leaves going Brown

Replies: 1    Views: 154
Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 12:33

Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

Replies: 2    Views: 105
Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 14:01

Tomato Plants with Acne

Replies: 5    Views: 160
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:13

Climbing Beans

Overgrown the poles 
Replies: 4    Views: 149
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 11:14
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