Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 22:52
Gg/Aster2, good points.

It's a difficult situation. Plot holders aren't allowed on each other's sites here. They would receive a warning letter if they did without permission first.

I had a crow bar taken by the last plot holder who had the top half of my plot and told one of the reps, who sent a diplomatic e-mail to them. I got it back and a general e-mail went to all plot holders reminding them not to go on each other's plots.

You could let the council know youv'e taken your wood back and choose your moment if you want to raise the issue with the plot holder.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 21:09
Frosty this morning but blue skies and white cloud this afternoon. If this keeps might think about dismantling the ark at the top of the garden built during the floods

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:31
I confess to using blue pellets on slugs but also spray early with a garlic mixture, I mixed coffee beans with compost last year and put egg shells round the base of plants in the GH. I also stood some bottomless pots in gravel tray's in the GH

Vermiculite or Perlite?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:18
Perlite also looks like small polystyrene balls and blows away in the wind if used as a top dressing for seedlings were as vermiculite doesn't

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:08
Nothing beats the smell of strong coffee

Finished off a flagged path yesterday and planted some raspberry plants. I've got them popping up around the plot, so I moved half a dozen.

Started off some broad beans, pea's and sweet pea on kitchen roll too.

My garlic is looking very sorry for itself, it was planted last October.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:01
You take your chances with any compost bought. I haven't bought any MPC this year yet but will need some soon.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:15
Went to Aldi, all the Mediterranean plants had gone but bought a bag of seed compost.

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:04
I have a super 7, windowsill one. It has a constant temperature and is excellent for starting plants off early like Aubergine's, chilli's and peppers all of which need a long growing season. I also start toms amd some flowers in the heated propagator.

It's usually only used March/April but I like to grow stuff from seed. I then sow stuff in unheated propagator's.

In terms of time, effort and cost, if growing a small number of plants, it's more economical to buy seedlings in April/May or go for a combination of both, sow some and buy in different varieties to the one's sown.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 00:12
Ginagibbs-I like things on the plot in nice straight rows, fruit trees are in a row. Currant and gooseberry's are in a block of nine.

Enjoy Swindon GWRS. London is one of my favourite cities, never tire of going there. There always seems to be something different to do each trip.

We had snow today!

Hoping to get to the plot Sunday morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:53
Happy sowing Aster2. Going to plug in my propagator this weekend and start with Aubergine's, chillies and peppers. Broad beans and pea's on kitchen roll.

Gg how bad is that...hope it works out well...

The Aldi near us have orange trees...

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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Making compost

 
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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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