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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 22:42

Planted the fruit tree's a few weeks ago. Three apple,two pear and a Victoria Plum.

None of the  lotty pics are of mine. My first half plot is next but one to the bee hives, just out of range. A friends little boy thinks two spacemen grow stuff on that plot. When we got home one day he told his dad he'd seen two spacemen on the allotments  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:28

Gg - sounds like you haven't long to wait for a plot

Our website has just been updated. If you google Dorrinton Road Allotments, Lancaster and go on the site, the gallery shows pics of some of the plots and if you click About Us there's an arial view of the entire site.

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... 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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.... 
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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...  
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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... 
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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...  
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

Soil like dust...

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

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

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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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
Replies: 6    Views: 367
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
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