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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 23:22

I always start my peas off by soaking them overnight and sowing them in small pots of seed and potting compost. had very bad results in 2023 from direct sowing so never again.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:25

Ally2 thgere is another Allotment tread on Talkback, join in the discussion there and read what solutions are given.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:05

Suze4 could you post some of those white flies so my Lleylandii hedge might die too. I hate them woth a passion but OH would kill me if I did anything to them.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:59

As fidgetbones says do a sectionat a time. But you could spray Glysophate on the sections that will not be dug for a few weeks. Then they will be clear of fresh growth when you get to them.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:31

Perks of having a workshop at work. Beltsander, orbital sander and chop saw make it easier.

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:05

If the Romans brought you Sycamores it must be you lot over there who gave them to us. One of the few good things me thinks. I love them and planted lots of them in my garden.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:22

Had our own potatoes, carrots, parsnips, leeks and onions for christmas last year.

Must get some of thoseTurkey seeds.

Never had any refusals from anyone I offered fresh veg or rhubarb to. You will always get asked "are they difficult to grow?". More difficult than getting them for nothing!


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:53

I saw a guy make the bench on a tv programme a few years ago so no credit to me except for the back.

The storage box is a plain enough item but I badly need somewhere handy to store all the sheets I use for frost protection. We get frost to early May in Tipperary. I envy those living by the coast, they sow earlies in Feburary.

Will post a picture when it is stained up and has handles on it. bogged down cutting wood at the moment, fuel running low this time of year.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:30

Pics of storage box as promised.

 A pile of pallet boards sanded and cut to suit the job.

 The back is one board higher so the roof will slope and not hold water.

 Completed storage box with lid. A lick of fence life and it is ready for use.

Used 3 small pallets and some other small bits. Did the cutting and sanding at work during lunch break over a few days. Should keep the fleece and hessian sheets dry and nearer where they are needed. No more trudging back to the garden shed at first light.

Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:37

It was a small plastic cow actually, so no need to call the health inspectors.

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