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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Runner Bean & Brown Spots

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:11

All looking fine with flowers and pods but some leaves do have brown spots about 1/4 inch round

? Any ideas Friends

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:31


I got 16 plants so I planted 15 in the soil and one in a pt and this one is now 6 inches tall where as the soil ones are only 4 inches tall

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:29

I am fed up with programs that say " Cooking wars" or "Battle of the ...."

They arent battles or wars but just another form of dull TV formula programming

Why does every thing have to be a competition

Ooohhh.......thats better friends

Pond almost done!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:56

Stick a helpful aid  up showing other people how to make one

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:54

As we said above its another TV Competition and should be judged on that basis

Its not for the allottment owners as purists but does I suspect recruit new people into self sufficency

Imagine if 1 family  could give vegetables to three other families on a barter system  all year round and therby reduce the importing of Asparagus from Guatemala  !!!

Dream on NB2  !!!

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:06

I put plastic sheeting to stop the weeds growing through and then wire on top to stop the rats getting in

Tomato Pollination

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:49

Thanks BTG

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:08

"They say " that onions , carrots and leeks sown together keep carrot fly away

I have just done this so it will be interesting to see what results I get

Why not collect all of our ideas and split sow and nore what results you get over the season

Tomato Pollination

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:05

? Do tomatos need to be pollinated by bees

I have sown some and they are growing sucessfully in my conservatory and placed them outside just for a couple of days and brought them in at night


To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:12 say

Fleece for peas for pea moth at flowering time

Pardon my ignorance but does that mean I chuck fleece over the peas when they begin flowering please

Thank you

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Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

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Hive bees down by at least 80% 
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Bee Hotel

What purpose 
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Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

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Green To Red Tomatoes

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Apple Tree Leaf Disease

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Runner Bean & Brown Spots

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