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Wet shed

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 12:42

If you look on line or pick up a shed catalogue from local DIY shop you will see how their bases are made and the frames they put them on so that the weight is spread evenly across all angles. Ours has a floor but is stood on a battened base. It was oblong, corners braced and 3 widthways braces, one in the middle and one either side of that

cat poop in garden

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 13:08


We've tried everything, lotions potions, barriers, cat scarer sounder thingys etc.  We have only had success with sections of chicken wire over the gaps in plants (doesn't look nice though).

We are going to buy the electric fencing that you put around ponds and zigzag it up the border this month. 

Hopefully we can run it from mains via a transformer in spring summer autumn when we have dining room window locked open and car batteries in winter.  Its the winter that is worse as the ground is bareish, we have replanted so many bulbs and it stinks yuk.

Although we have 6 cats in our near area its only 2 that usually do it so hopefully once they have had a few "pokes" they will learn better of it.

Good luck it is so demoralising

Last edited: 15 January 2018 13:09:21

Allotment shed base

Posted: 21/11/2017 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

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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 "

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