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Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:45

Seeds are a ridiculous price and the number of seeds in a packet usually far exceed how many you need or want.There are some seed companies on line which offer less seeds at a more reasonable price.    

I tend to buy most of my veg seeds..and flower seeds come free with magazines, that way you generally have a good read and get free seeds into the bargin.  

Saving seeds from both flowers and veggies works out more economical too and the real seed company encourages you to save veg seeds.

I also find checking out whats in the childrens section of seeds on offer from different seed suppliers useful, seeds are usually cheaper and sometimes offer the variety you want, for instance I purchased some Gourds ' Russian Doll' at Kew for £1 59, the same seeds in the adult section were almost double.      

Seed Potato Suppliers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:20

Aldi are selling seed spuds at £1.49. 'Desiree' It was a big bag too, compared to TM at £4.99 for 20, it's a bargin, I have all mine though.   

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 22:05

Cody, think I'll sow aubergines and chillies on the radiator 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 21:33

I've narcissi coming into flower, not many corcus though but daffs and tulips are showing foilage, bee's usually follow.

Avid gardener with young children

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:45

What a nice post peanuts.

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 20:48

 didn't realise I'd written so much.

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 20:47

Some helpful replies. Most poster know about my neighbour, as regards the fence which sounds about the same hieght as the one built by my neighbour.I built a trellis a ft into my property to grow stuff on, which has been fine but the fence is falling down into the garden now. The jury's still out as to what to do about that little problem, I put a lock on the gate so he has to knock on the front door to talk about it. The point is he can't enter my garden without me knowing about it, he certainly can't lift the fence and just stroll in. 

There have always been children in the house on the other side, it's rented but the owners did once live there and are actually nice people. I got sick of the family with lots of children who would play cricket in the garden every summer. They would knock on the front door though for their balls but spending entire afternoons answering it was no fun. In the end we took out a narrow panel near the house so they could just come and get their balls so long as they hadn't landed in the veg plot and we agreed if anyone hit the ball over the fence they lost a run instead of gaining one. 

Then there is the current family with small children who complained the cat was pooing in their garden, I bought them water pistols and they spent several fun filled days squirting the cat if she went into their garden, the rule was they could only squirt if she was on the fence or in their garden but not if she was sat at the gap in the fence and on my side. She soon learnt to sit at the gap and the children would come over and stroke her. They were most upset when she died.

The point I'm making is you can sometimes work it out with some neighbours but not with others. I find it easier just to ignore neighbour from hell but keeping a diary of not nice stuff helps if you want to make a complaint about them, taking pics also helps so long as you tell them why your doing it.       

Clearing brambles...

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Mike/Edd. I asked one of the other allotmenteers about burning stuff. How to do it etc... as everythings wet and there's now a pile of brambles at the top of the site. They gave similar advise to yours and suggested if I was going to burn stuff do it on the bramble site as it would kill the roots.  

The boundaries were also put in last weekend and the grass on the otherside of the plot isn't mine which was good news. Black plastic covers that side up to the boundary and whilst the soil is compact and there are roots under it, these are are near the surface.    

Me thinks the site will be rich in nutrients after being dug over

 

 

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:13

I'm starting on the fence next week. The boundaries of the plot were marked out last weekend by the association and a friend has been roped into help. The sites not quite ready, I've still got a couple of brambles to dig out one side and a heap of stuff to burn at the top of the plot.

If the fence doesn't stop rabbits, may buy a couple of ferrets.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:52

Cloudy but dry here. Can't wait for the weekend, I'm on holiday for a week and a friends helping with the allotment. Had planned to go to Harlow Carr Gardens one day and stay over in Harrogate but will have to see what the weather brings.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:30

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32
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