Zoomer44


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Fences and covenants...

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 20:49

Several years ago the neighbour replaced the dividing fence. At the time I wasn't happy about the height. Said neighbour said there was nothing I could do as legally he was entitled to build it up to 6 ft.


I've just discovered there is a covenant limiting the height to 3ft unles a written agreement is reached. As we didn't sign anything, has he illegally put up the fence at a height of 6ft.

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:52

Gives me something to mull over, think I have some files but no clamp. The 6 in 1 tool sounds a good idea and I'll look on youtube to see if there are any links giving a demonstration.


Thanks for all the replies. 


Don't get to Stockton as often now Frank. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:36

Good to hear the weather has picked up down south. 


Went to the plot after tea, did a few jobs, then picked some flowers and rubarb. 

Overwintered onions going to seed

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:58

I over wintered onions this year for the first time on the plot, planting in the autumn. Here in the NW we had sever flooding.The onions had little growth on them in April and I expected them to bolt so planted up sets as normal for a crop to save this year.


At least half the over wintered crop have tried to produced flower heads, which have been picked off . I've started to harvest larger bulbs and have an early crop of onions which allows my main crop to mature without picking...


To cut to the chase...I'll over winter again for an early crop of onions.

Flaming June

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:16

I'm more than pleased with the weather here in the NW. After over 30 days of consecutive rain in the autumn and sever flooding, the sun shine makes a refreshing change.   

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:00

Most of my tools...hedge clipper, loppers, hoe..etc... have become very blunt. After, unsuccessfully  searching the net for a local tool sharpener, I've bought a sharpening stone and some oil.


How difficult can it be......harder than I thought... unless I'm doing it wrong...after what seemed like ages, running the stone along hedge shear blades, they seemed no sharper. I must have 6 pairs of secateurs, at least 4 are blunt, I really don't want to buy another pair....   


Tips on sharpening tools, welcome...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 23:44

Another sunny day here in the NW. Went to the plot this morning to water and did some weeding. There's a nettle patch which is looking very lush so will be cutting them back soon to make a nettle brew.


Other plot holders must come in the afternoon or during the week! There was only one other car parked?  It's been getting to hot for me though, so was packing up at 11.30. 


Hope everyone is well.

seed sowing

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 00:22

They look fab, I replanted the one's which sprung up last year into a nursery bed then replanted again in the autumn to their present bed. Ever so easy to weed out the one's you don't want. 

seed sowing

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 00:51

I wait till July to sow biennials for the following year but having said that foxglove seedlings are already germinating and popping up randomly on the allotment.


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I'm out

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:54

I haven't read any of the number of threads in respect to the changes but following a PM upgraded my browser and am now able to access this site better. 


Kindest regards and happy growing...

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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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