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Allotment shed base

Posted: Today at 09:40


Ours sits on the base with no sticky out bits, all flush to the sides

Allotment shed base

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 13:34

It sounds feasible.  We aren't allowed hard standing bases so our shed was put up on a buttressed framework.  I would probably do the same as you if ours goes, we have put membrane under ours and kept an air space between the base of shed and ground under & outside so if you could do that when you replace the base beams it may stop it rotting in the future. I'm reading that it is the base the shed is on not the shed floor.

Just make sure its level with the other 2 beams so the floor weight is evenly spread - would it not be better to replace all 3 with treated timber so you only have to do it once if you are having to do it on your own?? I am sure someone will offer to help

Cold Frames

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 13:51

You could register on your local Freecycle group and see if anyone has one they no longer need, I often see various types and conditions (even wooden frame ones) on our local one.  Even if the top is gone you could fabricate one with the Perspex and cable ties.

Plant id, found in marrow/squash bed??

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 08:52

Thanks for the advice and ID, yes the flower is pretty identical to the ones I Google-d now I know what to Google, I think I will keep an eye on it just for interests sake, thanks everyone.

Plant id, found in marrow/squash bed??

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 10:27

I have new photo, hope this helps thanks, in the photo on the right it is to the left in front of the fennel.

It is not attached to the courgette (that has burst back in to life as well) weird weather

Last edited: 17 October 2017 10:28:34

Plant id, found in marrow/squash bed??

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 07:30


I'll get hubby to photo it when he goes up later, I wanted to get the scale and the inside of the flower to show, I should have taken a few more sorry

Plant id, found in marrow/squash bed??

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 11:47


While clearing up at the allotment yesterday I found this hiding under the Borage??  Any ideas what it is? It is about two foot long, prostrate and very healthy looking, I grew marrows and spaghetti squash in this bed and a few baby melons, but don't recognise the flower.

Waiting with baited breath

Plant I.D.

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:17

Just googled four petalled white shrub under images and got this that looks remarkably like it????

"Clematis, Virginia Bower Vine, Clematis virginiana, a perennial climbing vine with fragrent flowers native to eastern North America "

Completely had enough of cats now!

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 13:49

We have had a nightmare too, terrace house and 2 cats to left and 4 in 3 houses to right. 

It got really bad when our previous neighbours left taking their 2 cats who only pooed indoors in their trays, but did sit in our garden (territory?).  Tried sonic scarers - some success, grapefruit and orange peel - no success, gel - no success, smelly plants - no success.

What did work was holly trimmings stuck end up in the bed over winter (ouch).  As the spring came we piled on loads of well rotted horse manure (damp and smelly) kept the holly spikes and edged the bed with chicken wire.  Touch wood nothing has happened for at least 2 months. Plants are now filling the spaces but I do have to remember to cover any areas on pots until the plants grow bigger.

I read that it helps if it can be cleared up quickly and sprayed so they forget where to go.  The cats still do come in the garden but just to drink out of the watering cans now.

It is soul destroying sometimes.  Will look up the water scarecrow , my friend had huge success with a water spray box in her horses door that kicked, so it is an effective deterrent.

Don't give up

Problems using the website

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 13:33


Haven't been on here for a while so it all looks very new  (on a desktop pretty hi spec) its very jumpy, it seems to be when I go to a new thread and all the side ads load, once they are there it seems to stabilise??

Sure I'll find my way around again but feeling a bit lost at the mo

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