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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:35

Just watched it on iplayer...thanks Tootles for the picture...I was thinking who is Christine Walkden? ..after recognising the picture...I've read lots of her articles...excellent programme and what a refreshing change...

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:32

Forester - Probably a blessing in disguise that you don't like the smell of chocolate.

I don't like the taste of tooth paste but like the smell. Finally found a herbal one which is alot milder in taste but smells similar.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:18

Spent the day at the allotments, the working party got lots done, it was a tad bit difficult getting a bonfire going in the rain, but we managed it with the help of some paraffin.

There's a nice big pile of logs at the top of the plot for path edging now, might even get some raised beds out of the thicker branches.

I'm going tomorrow to rebuild the top fence, a tree fell on it, the gate posts have snapped and part of the fence was attached to the felled tree

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 18:54

Buzzie - There was a shop in Kendal which sold air freshner which smelt of freshly baked bread, if you were sellnig your house the label recommended you sprayed it before potential buyers arrived 

Talkback: How to make leaf mould

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:58

I usually get mine from the park but last year when driving past a house were the guy was bagging up leaves, stopped to ask if I could have them, he was more than happy to load them into the car. 

He was doing the same thing last weekend so collected 8 bags and a further 6 this evening...

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:45

I like the smell of petrol - for no particular reason and also the smell of tomatoes when you brush past the leaves in the GH.

...freshly cut grass and and the smell in the air after heavy rain which you only seem to get in the summer on a warm day...

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:20

Woo2 - I did some research on line, talked to other allotmenteers who grew fruit tree's on their plots and ordered fruit tree growers catalogues.

Pomana fruits Autumn cataloge is a good one to get, the prices are what you would expect to pay in a nursery or Garden Centre (all a tad bit expensive) but they sell a wide variety of fruit tree's and provide good advise, at the beginning of the sections on fruit tree's about different growing groups and which varieties fit into these different groups is noted when you read about the different varieties., so you don't need to purchase from them but gain knowledge about which tree's fit which group.

Allotmenteers told me fruit tree's would become unbelievably cheaper when the planting season window opened.

I also started a thread and asked other growers on GW how to pollinate a Bramley and which were the better varieties...

Hope this isn't too long winded and helpful...

Pictures missing

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:22

 I noticed everyone's pics were missing too...apart from the blue top and brown haired variety...I don't really look like that and blue isn't my colour... 

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:17

I'm in the NW and they are in the ground.

Think I will try mulching them, it won't do any harm if checked for slugs and I've some straw which would probably do nicely.   

Always read the label!

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:01

I sowed parsnips on the allotment this year, they took so long to germinate, the area was soon covered in weeds.

Not having grown parsnips before, thought one of the unidentfied weeds were parsnip seedlings,so for several weeks cultivated weeds until another allotmenteer pointed out my error, I'd pulled up the parsnips thinking they were weeds

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 21:28

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
Replies: 4    Views: 194
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

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.... 
Replies: 3    Views: 409
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...  
Replies: 14    Views: 904
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... 
Replies: 27    Views: 762
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...  
Replies: 3    Views: 280
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
Replies: 6    Views: 466
Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49
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