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Green To Red Tomatoes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:02

First off the blocks Dove

Good to hear from you

Green To Red Tomatoes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:58

My indoor toms are green

? Do they have to go outside to turn red

Apple Tree Leaf Disease

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 12:56

My neighbours  small and old apple tree...thinks it sa John Smith....has leaves that are turned in and dry and covered in a bit of white and with brown stains

? Any ideas Friends

Runner Bean & Brown Spots

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 12:55

I found this from DoveFromAbove from a previous entry

Sounds like Chocolate Spot - very common on broad beans especially in cool damp summers but doesn't usually affect the eating quality of the beans and doesn't infect any other plants.  I wouldn't worry about adding the haulms to the compost - allotmenteers I know have been doing it for years with no noticeable ill effect.

It is said that it may help to avoid Chocolate Spot if you can plant your beans a bit further apart to allow good ventilation - and of course this is try of other fungal diseases too.

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

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Tomatoe Plant leaves going Brown

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Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

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Climbing Beans

Overgrown the poles 
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Helping Our Solitary Bees

Hive bees down by at least 80% 
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New Hedge and Weeds

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Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

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