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New allotment OMG...

Posted: Today at 12:28

That's good news Ginagibbs. It would be great if you got part of it. The holder at the top of my plot got his marching orders last October, he was given a week or two to clear off what he wanted. 

Confession..

Posted: Today at 12:21

My pots won't all stack in the shed if they aren't washed, so do them as they are emptied. 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 23:57

Went to the allotment this morning. The garden seat/kneeler was fab, no strain on my back..  

Seeds sown at home are begining to look promising, toms have now got true leaves although tiny.   

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:00

Went to Beetham GC today, would recommend a visit if you are ever in the area, it's not far from Leven's Hall which is worth a trip to see the topiary. Had lunch and bought a tom plant, herbs and 6 dahlia's.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 19:02

GWRS, Meant one of those garden seats you can kneel on and when turned around it doubles up as seat.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:06

Went to GC today, I now have 4 reasonably sized tom plants, the one's I sowed are slow to produce true leaves, also bought a sweet pepper plant. Was looking for brussel sprouts as these are far to late to sow now but no joy.

My garden kneel pad came yesterday. Plan to go to the plot tomorrow.

Went to the plot earlier in the week to water and two people from the association were on site, I've been given a year free of inspections. We did have a chat about what I plan to do though and they are happy if I cover the top half. Part of the bottom is already covered, as fruit bushes/tree's have been planted through ground cover keeping down the weeds. 

Happy growwing everyone.   

Lilly beatles

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:36

Those are the only two plants they lay their eggs on. They overwinter in the soil, piles of leaves and any debre around the garden, which isn't, necessarily near your lillies. 

I changed the compost in my pots last week and was reliably informed by another poster this will not make any difference.

They also fly.

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:11

Given the choice I'd go for pots. 

I find grow bags to shallow for the roots, alternatively, cut a grow bag in half and stand them on their ends with equal amounts of compost in the two halves and drainage holes in the bottom.

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:50

...and for such a fab saving...just checked out the cost of Cedar GH's... 

Mint in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:48

I agree with nutculet.

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Discussions started by Zoomer44

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 21:17

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18
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