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Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:59

Look forward to hearing your review Jan. I was checking out push lawn mowers for paths on the allotment but went for a petrol trimmer instead as it doubles up to keep weeds down round the plot.  

Why won't my plum tree set fruit?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 22:38

I'm no expert but it could be the colder climate. If the blossom is hit by frost and dies there won't be any fruit although the tree will go on to produce leaves and look quite lush.

Which root stock is your plum tree on. Dwarf root stock would not produce a large tree so can be covered with fleece if there's s threat of frost. The bigger the tree the harder it would be to provide protection.

 

  

 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:41

Gg -You'll find, going often and doing abit at a time, the plot is soon cleared for planting. I've lots of old raspberry canes still to dig up, and some rogue brambles which have started to grow from roots left in the ground but they come up easily with a hand trowel.     

It's rained most of the day here. Never known such poor weather in May, the temp is up and down from one day to the next. It's still to cold at night to leave anything in the GH so I'm bringing plants in and out. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:11

The sun brought out lots of people on the allotment today.   

Tried out the new strimmer. Had trouble starting it. me thinks I'm pulling on the starter cord to hard, the guy on the next plot had no problems, so away I went. 

Onions and shallots are coming up. 

Not got as far as pea supports, beans supports are up though. 

 Went to the eye clinic last week and have had a prism put on one lense which corrects double vision and will make my eye work to correct the problem so it was a lot easier weeding, weeds have reduced by half, with no effort on my part .

Bought chilli and pepper plants yesterday as mine aren't going to catch up, if they do it will be a bonus and late crop.        

Happy growing

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 00:45

Ever so pleased Gg you have decided to take up a plot. 

So sorry to hear the late frosts have had such an impact on everyone. Here, weather  in the NW has been equally eratic. My sowings have been to small to prick out let alont plant out and spuds are still well buried with no shoots visible.

No blossom on the fruit tree's, so, I guess, I'll need to wait till next yr for any apples and pears. I've some strawberries in flower and rubarb doing well.

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:17

Everyone seems to be doing really well with their seedlings.

What an excellent thread. It's a long story but all my seedlings died so had to start resowing about 3wks ago. A lot of stuff is still in propogators and not yet pricked out or potted up and very tiny but seeing your pics, Baza and Victoria Sponge has been a real inspiration, not far behind you guy's.

 

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:50

Give them another year Bavbulbs, I transplanted some from the back to the front garden but can't remember whether they flowered the first year it was such a long time ago. 

Mine are in flower now though, it could be that your bulbs were dug up before the plant had been able to die back and return the goodness back into the bulb for this years flowers and hence no flower. 

Help/advice needed

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 23:41

The piping needs to be boxed in first with a suitable covering to protect it from the elements, being knocked or punctured. I'm happy to be wrong but work like that needs to be certified. Do you have a certificate to say it's safe. It's unlikly bare gas pipes outside would pass an inspection.

 

blackberries blackberries everywhere

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:59

Using a spade rather than a fork for digging out the crown is easier. You'll find the spade cuts through some of the roots making it easier to lever out the crown.

If you can dig out the main crown of the brambles the battles nearly won. Any regrowth from roots left in the ground, if caught whilst they are a few inches high can easily be dug out with a small hand trowel.

Frosted potato shoots

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:41

As the shoots show keep earthing them up, this should give some protection until fear of last frost is past.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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I'm growing them for the first time... 
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A Q about used compost...  
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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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I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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