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Latest posts by NewBoy2

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" !!

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:29

Always the first and always the best Dove but its those pesky pigeons Im asking about really

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:20

Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardener
Keith Reid      

I am awaiting delivery of this so cant say if its any good yet

Hopefully it will give me greater understanding of our greatest ally...the soil.....and give me a source of reference for any questions I get on the allotment here in Brizzle

Follow On Planting Combinations

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:13

I am keen to learn what combinations of veg are good for planting in succession.

I want to have most of the beds utilised over the year

I realise I can study charts or seed packets to see the life time of vegs...planting to pulling

? Any suggestions please friends

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Reclaimed soil - Potatoes the Answer ??

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Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 11:59

Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 16:30

New Apple Tree

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 14:03

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 14:05


? Which one to buy 
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Last Post: 04/02/2015 at 15:26

When to Buy The Seeds

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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:02

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: 25/11/2014 at 15:24

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

Replies: 3    Views: 356
Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 16:19

Budlea Bush Pruning

Replies: 5    Views: 661
Last Post: 03/11/2014 at 08:34

Follow On Planting Combinations

Replies: 3    Views: 375
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 08:37

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

Replies: 4    Views: 237
Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 15:51

Rotating Beans Yes / No

Replies: 7    Views: 325
Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 18:31

Acers - Rewarding - easy to grow ?

Replies: 5    Views: 328
Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 21:16
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