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weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:48

..thanks for input everybody... I shall try pull one up and see... quite interesting seeing all these weeds running riot... fortunately, I see only a little bindweed and absolutely no horse tail...which is a relief... only a bit of rosebay willowherb but lots of yellow-y things...  some ornamental onions I'd like to save.... but I have to see if they give me this plot... not certain as yet...  it can't have been in use for years... there is a lovely wooden pergola in the background which is still in excellent condition....  I want my tea and Victoria sponge under that...!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:40

..just saw your other post...yeah, it's that one I want... I don't think there is a waiting list as not many plots are in use and so many are overgrown... which is why I want to pick the one I want...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:39

hi Gardengirl,  many thanks for your advice.... green manure I never thought of that...what a good idea...  and we shall get a strimmer I think...if we do it ourselves... I have some weed matting material I can use too....   I shall speak to the council tomorrow and see if I am successful.... it's the only plot on the site I want, so if they offer me any other then I don't want it...   lol...  we shall see... I hope you don't have to wait too long for yours....this is the time of year to get things sorted out isn't it..

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:45

..thank you nut, I think I shall be getting rid of them although I see they are edible, as long as they're not the Giant version... I wonder if a previous tenant was growing them to eat..

..I should have known that Lysimachia...  thanks again...

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:27

..I might be taking over an allotment and I found these today growing... any idea what they are please?   the first ones look as though they form a distinct patch, as if planted deliberately, although that may not be the case...

second is a little yellow flowered plant... I see that here and there on the plot..


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:22

..lovely thread and I see people have some nice plots coming along..

I'm thinking of taking over one...this one a mess ! but I expect you've all seen worse... question best to start with this would you suggest? to get the area cleared...?  thanks for any advice... I'm wondering whether to pay someone to come in and clear it...I think the plot is about 60 foot by 30 foot..


Autumn is very near

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:25

..the sooner it's here...the sooner it'll be over and Spring will be around the corner...and we'll see the return of the internet trolls...refreshed and reworked... and we'll be arguing over the ID of some old bush someone's had in their garden for 50

This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:44

..nothing wrong with looking at last year's photos..I do it all the time... I think you can see what changes you may like to make....or whether you've improved on it...or not...

...lovely garden...which Miscanthus are you growing there...?


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:40

..there's nothing wrong with that's a gorgeous Miscanthus...probably the variety sinensis 'Zebrinus' can see the yellow banding on the leaves, and with that band looks like Zebrinus to the bands are closer together in this variety...although there are a few others of this type.... also the leaves turn a pale yellow towards yours are doing there...

...plant in the's wonderful...

Read in the paper today

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:47

...I only eat blue cheese from that list.....

...eternally puzzled how anyone can devour something called a 'shish kebab'...

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