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Your new-look forum

Posted: Yesterday at 14:50

I like the fact that I can now post pics and add emoticons from an Android phone.

Not so keen on the page layout, seems a lot of wasted space so can't see many topics at one glance.

When We Were Young

Posted: Yesterday at 09:57
Walking to school and not seeing a single car with parents dropping their kids off, and before you ask I wasn't born in the age of the horse and cart, though some mornings it feels like it.

Bad Day

Posted: Yesterday at 09:52
Hi Sophie, I think everyone feels a bit like this during April and May. I was chatting with my brother about it and he summed it up by saying you need those 2 months to be twice as long to fit everything in! Once plants start to harden off and get planted it does ease off, I think of it as ' Happy Madness' at this time of year.

What is your weather like?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:23
Beautiful sunny skies, cold overnight bit looks like being a cracking day.


Posted: Yesterday at 07:21
It does happen, sadly more than people think. On our plot, about 2 yrs ago, everyone who had a shed had their power tools stolen, ie lawn mowers, strimmer etc. We know who did it because someone saw the culprit unloading his van with all the items, he lived just round the corner from the allotments. Unfortunately the police couldn't prove anything so nothing happened.

Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:41
a1154 I wouldn't plant daffodils in wild areas only urban sites as there is a concern that daffodil cultivars are hybridising with the native daffodil.

Blueberry Plant still sleeping (or dead)?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:30
It really needed to be ericaceous soil or compost, blueberries don't tolerate a lot of general purpose composts so you could retry potting it into ericaceous medium but it doesn't look too promising.

Blueberry Plant still sleeping (or dead)?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:55
What soil was the blueberry potted in, if the PH was too high then this may be the problem.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:07
Rigged up some capillary matting in a large gravel tray ready for going on hol next week. Glad the night temps are rising, it means I can plant out my Celeriac before I go. Placed debris netting over an old polytunnel cage ready for planting out my cabbages this week. Potted on tomatoes to 6" pots, will sow courgettes, squash and beans on Friday just before going to Snowdonia for the week.


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 21:28
The warmer weather has really brought out the scent from the wallflowers, they've been flowering for a couple of weeks now.They look lovely mixed in with the tulips

Discussions started by scroggin


First bluebell of the year 
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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Stihl strimmer recall

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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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