Latest posts by NewBoy2

New Deep Raised bed

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 14:01


Many thanks

We do volunteering work at our Community Garden at the end of the allotments as above  and one of our weekly " visitors " likes to water my plot. Its extremely rewarding for me and it helps increase their self esteem and enable them to start relationships with us. Im sure this happens in lots of CG s and its an alternative to the usual "prescriptions " of our NHS.......sorry bit political there

Our CG is a centre of peace and kindness which is not always found outside the boundary

New Deep Raised bed

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 12:31

An Update....if you are interested

I originally made a RB 5 foot long and 2 scaf boards tall and filled it with compost from our Community Garden

The level of compst dropped and it had weeds 

I built a new RB from scaf boards and made it 3 boards deep and just 4 foot wide and filled it with alternate layers of manure and brand new seived soil that I got from the local GC

The carrots and parsnips and beets and radish are thriving and no weeds or slugs

It cost about £200 all told but its a pleasure to see

This is not boasting on my behalf but merely passing a sucess story to share

Sweet Pepper Plants - In or Out

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:51

I have some N Napia pepper plants that are doing well and are @ 9 inches tall

They have just a couple of caterpillar grubs and a few aphids which i remove evry morning

? Are they best left Indoors or put out and watered with a wc

Wildflower Meadow

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:46

I sowed a 3 foot by 3 foot area at home with a packet of seeds provided from mysmall  local GC nad the area  contains some rubble and chippings and the seeds are germinating after 10 days

I think they must have collected the seeds from their existing stock as it was not from a recognised seller

height of Strawbs

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:41

My existing strawberry plants both on the allotment and at home were @ 6 inches tall last season but are well over 12 inches already with some flowers just appearing

? Any suggestions as to why the difference this season Friends

New Red Currant Plant

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 12:01


Dont laugh but you can get Ladybirds thru the they dont fly in formation up the front path ...........that you can release on the bush to breed and eat all the aphids

They will then move on to other parts of the garden and continue to flourish

New Red Currant Plant

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:22


I know that blue berries need special attention and soil and I wondered if red BERRIES were in the same variety

New Red Currant Plant

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 09:36

Just got a new RC and its 2 foottall in a pot

? Any advice peeps


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 09:35

Just got a 3 foot tall bamboo to plant at home

? Any advice friends


Posted: 31/05/2016 at 12:15

My Bosch will now only strim for about 3 mins at full power and then fades away

? Any advice pls

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Scary Spiders on The Allotment

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Planning the Plot

Usages of the area 
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Mint leaves

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Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

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Marker Pens that Work

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Protective Robins

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New Deep Raised bed

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Sweet Pepper Plants - In or Out

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height of Strawbs

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New Red Currant Plant

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Frost and BBC Weather Forecasts

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Lawn to Wild Flowers

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Laurel and Monty

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