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Broad Beans

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:57

Thanks Dove. The other day I spent ages removing the water so the BB wouldn't be so water logged. A good 'workout' but pretty pointless exercise as here we go again RAIN RAIN RAIN! You have given me hope so lets see what happens.

At least we not in Somerset- my heart goes out them.

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:26

I have read somewhere that used coffee bean also kills slug-but it may also kill off the plants! Not tried it yet but will as haven't seen many slugs lurking around.

Broad Beans

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:08

Morning everyone.

I grew mine for the first time on my plot in Oct. They are about 6''  (dwarf variety) my problem is that they have been swimming recently due to the weather. Should I re-site them to higher ground or leave be. What do you think?

Yesterday I sowed some more in trays and are on the window sills.

reduced plants at b and q

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 09:08

Whilst being used as a 'mums taxi' I often do a bit of late shopping and have bought fab plants at next to nothing in Homebase. I'm always amazed how well they grow! My gem recently was a bare root xmas tree which has settled nicely in the garden.

Used coffee beans

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:54

Thanks very much everybody. I'll add it to the compost. I'm really enjoying making compost due to the fact I've just been given a tumbling composter. Not sure how often you're supposed to turn it over but as its new toy I do it everyday!

Used coffee beans

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 12:24

A friend told me that used coffee grounds is very good for the garden? I popped into a coffee place and picked up for free some bags to try. Before I spread it around my garden/plot which plants hate coffee? I prefer tea myself. Also could I mix it with my JI seedling compost to give that extra kick?

Thanks for the advice.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 10:03

Congratulations Z44. I got mine last yr-love it. I was there yesterday weeding the soft fruit patch.Perfect way to keep fit! You will find fellow plotters very friendly helpful eager to share their knowledge, plants and harvest too.

Just take it easy-so easy to get carried away with the excitement of the plot. Its hard work but so worth it.

GW mag just arrived and has veg planner-perfect.


Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:21

The shape and style reminds me that it could be one half of a nurses buckle worn on their belts. They were usually silver or bronze.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 21:47

Good luck with the allotment Zoomer44. I thought I had to wait yrs and so didn't see the point in applying until last yr. Guess what? Phoned up- went to see it the next day and choose a half a plot got the keys there and then.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 09:04

Yes No expert watching the robin is such a lovely sight. A pick up for me every morning is watching the squirrels and birds eating, playing in my garden-then comes the coffee!

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