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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:51

I have received 5 slips and put them in pots for the next 3 weeks and will acclimatise them as instructed

? How far apart do I plant them as the sender gave no instructions

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:48

I love children but I can only eat one a day !!

There were three lads running down my grass path between plots and as we all know there are bamboos sticking up and I explained the dangers by asking them to push a stick into the palms of their hands and then touch their eyes with their fingers

I think they got the message hopefully

The problem is SOME parents who think an allotment is a play ground and as safe as school yards and just let their off spring charge about unattended


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:15


When you didnt did you lose a lot pplease


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:09

? Do strawberries need netting

I haven't in the past but some of my fellow Allotmenteers have been tut tutting recently that mine are not netted


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 12:48

I have sown some Yellow Moon shallots from Marshalls......other large conglomerate suppliers are available.....and they are already quite large

? Can I save some bulbs to plant again next season

? If yes any tips or past experiences please friends

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:30

I was born and raised in Taunton and I turned out KO !!

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 13:00


Diolch yn fawr

Tiny Black Flies

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:28

Thanks Edd

I will get my glasses and get back to you

My question was related to all things that "fly " such as beetles and bugs and crickets and such like

It was a bit tongue in cheek............

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:19

Welshonion............its only for my personal knowledge

I have had my allotment for just over 3 years know and I am interested in increasing my knowledge mainly because people have started turning to me for advice...scary

We get a new couple every month starting a plot and I like to be as helpful as possible

No you are correct in the scheme of things it does not matter and thank you for your help

Tiny Black Flies

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:15

Im sure this question has been asked before

I have a conservatory onto the garden and I grow seeds

I have several small black flies that spread all over the house 

? Any ideas

? Also why do we only call one thing that flies "A Fly"

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

When does the value run out 
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Last Post: 19/07/2015 at 13:23

When to Harvest Spuds

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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 13:05

Runner and French Beans - too late to sow

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 14:42

Cuca Melon Cucumber

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 19:35

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 19:35

Sweet Potatoes

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Last Post: 02/06/2015 at 19:17


To net or Not to net 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 11:48


Saving bulbs to grow next year 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 14:12

Tiny Black Flies

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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 12:35

Magpie Burying Nuts

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 11:22

Asparagus New Shoots

Where do they show 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 17:55


Wigwams or Lines 
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Last Post: 19/05/2015 at 16:12

Sparrows Stripping Chard

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 18:55

New Pond & Related Plants

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:33


Green Spots 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 13:43
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