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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 21:46

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...were my first thoughts when I looked onto my first plot...

...what had I let myself in for......putting your name down on a waiting list is one thing...but faced with a plot over grown with brambles, weeds and grass...it's hard to imagine veggies will ever grow again on such a neglected site ...  

... but grow they do...... and by my second year I was looking forward to taking on a bigger plot to grow, not just growing veg but fruit and flowers... 

This is part 2 of a thread which started a couple of years ago...here is the link if you want to look back...lots of familiar posters...who give good advise...and share their day down on the plot... so if you have an allotment whether just starting out or an experienced allotmenteer...feel free to drop in...    

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/new-allotment-omg/220407.html 

 

happy growing.....

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42
Hi,KEF
I sent her a pm yesterday to find out how to put a link in pt2 thread so will do it but am currently on my phone will go on my computer tomorrow and do it then

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:29

What a fab shop Gg. The pear tree's from Aldi are a bargin, GWRS.

I didn't get to the plot at the weekend so my pear tree's are still in the back garden, must must try to get there this weekend to plant them out.   

I'm not in a hurry to sow seeds this year, Ginagibbs.  All my seedlings died last year as I was in hospital but those sown in April and May soon caught up. It's going to be hard to stop myself but was thinking of waiting till at least March and if I can't wait that long I've some early peas and broad beans which can be sown this month.   

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:10

I like the idea of a smiley with a halo too, when you say a wasp chewing expression Tetley...do you mean sour faced...

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:50

 ... it does present as NoraGW is taking credit for the longer running threads...until that is, you click onto the thread then it is credited to the person starting it...  

Re planting fruit tree's...

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:38

I planted a plum tree last year on the allotment in what was the right spot, as the original plan was to grow it like a normal tree....I want to move it now to a better spot to grow as a fan, me thinks the branches are in the right places for it to be grown as a fan and can be trained.

The Q is what are the chances of it surviving a move and when would be the best time to dig it up - I was thinking now because this is the time to plant bare roots...    

 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:48

I couldn't drive past Aldi this evening without checking out the fruit tree's  and bought two pear tree's - Santa Maria and Butirra. There weren't many to choose from but one looks like it can be grown as a fan. Hoping to plant them on Saturday if the weather is dry, at £3.49 it was hard not to buy.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:01

I'm happy to be wrong but depending on the variety you need two pear tree's for them to cross polinate and they need to be in the same polinating group or the one either side - if that makes sense.

You may get away with one tree, if someone else on the allotments has a pear tree but the polinating rule still applies. Distance between the tree's needs to be considered too, that's if you choose to get one on the basis another plot holder has one which can be cross polinated with yours. Bee's are known to travel long distances but they are not necessarily going to fly between your tree and another  plot holders tree if the distance is huge or if there aren't many bee's about. 

My plan is to get two tree's, pears don't seem to be that popular here, only one tree on another plot.

I had a similar problem as you last yr with apple tree's, nowhere for them to be planted and was advised to clear the weeds and dig over an area about 3ft square, then plant them out. You can then dig over the ground around them at a later date providing you ensure the tree bed remains weed free.       

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:51
LOL. The lighter nights can't come soon enough for me ...

New to gardening

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:44
How much room do you have and do you plan to grow in pots or beds...

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