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Latest posts by Weyplotter

Tidy or mulch?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 17:37

Hi everyone

I'm glad Karen you asked this question as I was wondering the same myself. In the past I've always raked the leaves so the garden looks tidy! So this is the first yr I'm leaving them on the beds but like Nut keeping the grass leave free. So it will be interesting to see what happens in the spring.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 17:17

Hi Newboy- I live in Weybridge, Yes RHS gardens is 10mins drive so we are very lucky. Painshill if you know it is resembles a lake! Its got worse-our road has flooded we are taking in turns to pump the water back into river Wey where it belongs. Managed to get this pumping device with massive suction things to suck up the water. Fortunately water only got into 2 houses on my road but the main rd hses have swimming pools instead of lawns.

The teenager-ah well he does best what all teenagers do which is NOTHING!


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:00

Here in Surrey  near Wisley its very foggy, roads flooded due to river banks braking. We are ok as we have flood barriers. We have lost 3 fence panels and my fir tree is looking very drunk having been up rooted by the wind!! Shall be putting my wellies on now to clear up the fallen branches. Could be worse-even though there is more to come!


New to pickling and making chutney and would welcome some advice

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 11:48

New to making Jam and chutney as well. Pleased to say those who have tried them have simply loved them.

I'm planning on putting a jar with xmas card on my neighbours door step ( thankfully only 10 house on my st ) Actually we all get on well so..........dying to see their reaction!

Merry Christmas

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 11:34

Merry Christmas everyone and hope all your gardening dreams come true-mine included!

Great to be part of this lovely forum, have enjoyed reading and learned a lot and am even more passionate about gardening and now have the time to do it!.

Cindy xx

Growing your own fruit and veg to donate to food banks

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 09:44

At my allotment as a society I'm not aware of food being donated to a food bank. I do know that as individuals some 'plotters' do give their excess to local community centres and of course we exchange our goods with one another!

Or we leave our excess outside our 'shop' and any one can help themselves, this would include plants as well.

As a novice allotment holder I'm amazed at the generosity of my new gardening friends.

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 16:08

I've tried chilli powder with some success. In my experience what ever spray repellent you use, its ok for a few mths then they come back again! I will try the holly and see what happens.

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 11:26

Just got my first delivery of bare root fruit trees from Primrose on line retailer-so will not know until next year if they are ok or not. I tend to buy everything from my local garden centre as I'm a 'touch and feely person'

The fruit trees will be going into my plot today- yippee.

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 10:53

Brilliant ideas-thanks everyone. I have loads of netting so will cover it up with that.

Hope your hand is feeling better Oldchippy.

Compost bin

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 21:07

Sounds like fun Clueless-enjoy!

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