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So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:58

Just started reading a book by a Canadian soil expert called "Improving your soil " by Keith Reid

Im taking this damp opportunity to become a very boring expert on soil so I can allienate my fellow Allotmenteers every time we meet !!

Perhaps you could take one subject and improve your knowledge so when you  "get out and on it " you are more knowledgable

Kale Seedlings

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:52

I sowed just 6 kale seeds in a tray and I now have 13 seedlings because there were some other seeds in the compost I got from my local GC

I have looked on the interweb as we call it in Bristol and still cant seem to be able to identify a kale seedling so I can then plant out ONLY the kales

Help please 

Hebe - Paula

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:43

I have a lovely hebe that is still flowering but has doubled in size and spread side ways

I would like to reduce its girth

? How and when should  I do that please

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:49

I have 5 pepper plants that I inherited and they have now all stopped producing peppers

The leaves are slightly folded over and not that healthy looking

I must of had about 8 of all 5 so not very good

? Is it worth keeping them over the winter and if so what do I do to prepare them for next spring

White Powder

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 19:29

Could be a French attempt at making a cheese as good as Cheddar !!

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

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

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? Which one to buy 
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When to Buy The Seeds

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Day of The Triffids ??? 
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Kale Seedlings

How to spot them 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:24

Hebe - Paula

When and How to Cut Back 
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Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

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

Budlea Bush Pruning

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Follow On Planting Combinations

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Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

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Rotating Beans Yes / No

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Acers - Rewarding - easy to grow ?

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Stored Spuds Sprouting

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Sowing Carrots all year long

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Beans - All sorts - Soil Prep

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