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Allotment diary.

Posted: Today at 17:05

They're omnivores so anything that takes their fancy. Personally I'd be happy to sacrifice some of my produce in order to see them ,but they can be very destructive, if they did turn out to be a problem you can get badger fencing. 

Allotment diary.

Posted: Today at 16:51

The poo  won't be any problem, however the Badgers can make a right mess of a plot if they choose to. 

Wildlife photos

Posted: Today at 15:02

Beautiful creatures, I visited RSPB Loch Garden a few years ago principally to see the Ospreys, the bonus was a family of pine martens that had taken residence under the visitor centre.

Prehistoric Weed

Posted: Today at 12:58

I have Mares Tail on my allotment, it is much reduced from when I took over the plot 7 yrs ago. I find regular winter digging and regular weeding has helped keep it in check. I believe there are weedkiller techniques which have some effect but I don't like using them anywhere near fruit n veg.

Allotment diary.

Posted: Today at 11:26

One thing to consider Cotty is your type of soil. If it's clay and you rotovate it this autumn, and we then get a wet winter you may be back to square one with the soil a 'gloopy' mess. I have heavy clay, I rough dig in the autumn, cover with manure and then ' till' it in the Spring prior to seed sowing or planting. 

Maybe try doing test patches using various methods advised and see which works best. It's all trial and error and you have an opportunity to see which works for you. 

Allotment diary.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:19

Why doesn't your father want to manure the soil? All my beds get manured each year. I try and rotate crops as much as possible so the only bed which isn't freshly manured is for growing root crops, that one gets manured the following year.

Allotment diary.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:12

A dry mixture of sand and cement will absorb moisture from the soil and atmosphere. It's advantage is that it gives you more time to lay the slabs and less effort. Perfect for low load application like greenhouses and sheds 

Allotment diary.

Posted: Yesterday at 07:25

It's best to lay the slabs onto some sort of 'bedding' medium, I use a dry mix of sand and cement. It enables you to lay the slabs flat without any rocking. So long as they are flat you shouldn't have any stress on the glass panels.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:48

Very true Fairygirl, we're thinking of heading further north on our next visit. Maybe Lochinver area.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:36

Gorgeous birds Sheps.

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