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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:30

Just netted them all and saw a "troop " of  squirrels slope off

Thanks All

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:51

I have received 5 slips and put them in pots for the next 3 weeks and will acclimatise them as instructed

? How far apart do I plant them as the sender gave no instructions

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:48

I love children but I can only eat one a day !!

There were three lads running down my grass path between plots and as we all know there are bamboos sticking up and I explained the dangers by asking them to push a stick into the palms of their hands and then touch their eyes with their fingers

I think they got the message hopefully

The problem is SOME parents who think an allotment is a play ground and as safe as school yards and just let their off spring charge about unattended


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:15


When you didnt did you lose a lot pplease


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:09

? Do strawberries need netting

I haven't in the past but some of my fellow Allotmenteers have been tut tutting recently that mine are not netted


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 12:48

I have sown some Yellow Moon shallots from Marshalls......other large conglomerate suppliers are available.....and they are already quite large

? Can I save some bulbs to plant again next season

? If yes any tips or past experiences please friends

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:30

I was born and raised in Taunton and I turned out KO !!

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 13:00


Diolch yn fawr

Tiny Black Flies

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:28

Thanks Edd

I will get my glasses and get back to you

My question was related to all things that "fly " such as beetles and bugs and crickets and such like

It was a bit tongue in cheek............

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:19

Welshonion............its only for my personal knowledge

I have had my allotment for just over 3 years know and I am interested in increasing my knowledge mainly because people have started turning to me for advice...scary

We get a new couple every month starting a plot and I like to be as helpful as possible

No you are correct in the scheme of things it does not matter and thank you for your help

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