NewBoy2


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Planning the Plot

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:28

I think I will retrain as an astronaut........it must be easier


Just been to a couple of meditation classes but could not agree NOT to hate slugs. The leader was a bit miffed re the slugs  but I suppose all humans , some politicians and men with beards is a start on my journey to enlightenment !!

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:08

Have a " Quiet " word with a solicitor friend


When I studied English Law when I was boring and worked in a bank this was given as a case study and it involves ( I think ) the law of Trespass

Planning the Plot

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:04

I am half way though my 4th season and now I know every thing !!!!!


I did a plan and divided my Plot  into 3 areas and started the magical  journey of Seasonal Rotation as well as planting / sowing just what I thought I would eat 


However only Area 3 which has had onions , shallots and garlic since October has been utilised


The brassica Area 1 has a few scruffy cabages and caulies and the Area 2 has some potatoes.


Overall I have only used about 2/3 rds of the Plot


I thought being an Allotmenteer was supposed to be easy !!


I suppose this is a confessional more than an achievement post !!  

Mint leaves

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:57

I have pulled up a min t plant as they get every where


? What can I use the leaves for


I have dried them in the conservatory

slugs

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:18

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=653

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:22

Thank you


I have some Moonlight runner beans,, Pak Choi , Radish and Bakana Chinese Salad Cabbage which I think may be OK 

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:10

I have just pull all of the above in Area 3 of a 3 bed rotation plan


? What could I sow now to finish of the season whilst still maintaining the rotation of Brassicas / Roots / Others

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:44

Went to my trusted GC and he gave me a pen just with "fine permanent marker " written on it


I thank you all for the advice and I will let you know how his recommendation works

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 17:06

Can anyone recommend the name of a supplier that sells pens suitable to use on outside seed / plant markers


Thanks 

Protective Robins

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 10:52

A cat got hold of a baby Robin and was then banned to the house. The owner managed to place the baby back into the tree but not in the nest as it could not be found.The parents continued to feed it.


When the cat was let back into the garden after a few days several Robins arrived in the garden appearing to offer support to the baby and parents


The impression we are given of Robins is that they are solitary and feisty birds

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Planning the Plot

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