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Latest posts by NewBoy2

White Powder

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 15:11

Take it to your local Garden Centre and ask the oldest person there


Budlea Bush Pruning

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:46

It is 6 foot tall and quite thin so I will attack it a bit now and do a proper job in Feb

Thanks FG

Carrot bed

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:44

get a wooden or metal tube  and stick it into the soil to a depth just longer than you want your carrots to grow

add a mixture of fine soil and compast and sow 3 seeds in each tube

The idea is that carrots and parsnips will hit stones or big lumps of clay and bend or split whereas in their tubes they wont

Surround the area with 2 foot talll of mesh to keep the carrot flies away as they supposedly can only fly at 18inches above the soil 

If you are using a RB then you dont need the mesh

Thin them out or sow very carefully to get a good spread

I tried it last season and not one grew whereas the year before i just chucked them into soil and some grew !!

The Carrot Battle will annoy you for the whole of your Lottie Career !!

Councelling is available at The Pub !!

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:30

Stopped working in an office at age 61 and then delivered ;leaflets for 4 years , stopped and I needed something to keep fit and meet new friends

Budlea Bush Pruning

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:28

Youtube shows different times to cut back

I think I should leave it until January as I live in Bristol....thats in the SW !!

? Any views please

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:27

Find the nearest allotments and stroll down and ask if you can help any of the older Allotmenteers with their digging or there may be some other ways you can help

You will then have  an allotment

Its good to help people............young un !!

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:21

Using my Chillington Hoe to destroy lumps of grass paths 

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:05

My plot is behind Horfield Prison and I suffered in my first three weeks of getting my plot with " Now what you need to do here is....." and " I usually do this "

Havent seen them since as I won Best Newcomer in 2012 

You cant pick your family but you can pick your friends and Lottie advisers !!! 

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:51

Many thanks Dove as always......not sure my MCP image would stand up to sparkly seaside windmills but thanks for the advice !!  

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:48

One of the best sources of Lottie Info is to listen to the oldest most miserable but most sucessful gardener you know

If their plot is full up most of the seasons and it taste good they probabley know what they are doing.................unfortunately the one I have is very technical

Hes/shes miserable because they are always getting asked for their "secrets" !!

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Tall Spikey Plant- White Sap

Day of The Triffids ??? 
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Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 07:02

Kale Seedlings

How to spot them 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:11

Hebe - Paula

When and How to Cut Back 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 14:17

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 16:19

Budlea Bush Pruning

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Last Post: 03/11/2014 at 08:34

Follow On Planting Combinations

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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 08:37

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 15:51

Rotating Beans Yes / No

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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 18:31

Acers - Rewarding - easy to grow ?

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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 21:16

Stored Spuds Sprouting

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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 20:23

Sowing Carrots all year long

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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:51

Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

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FBB & LIme

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New Raised Bed

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