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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:34

I've received my order from Kings, can't remember what I ordered now, but the association have hidden them on my plot to be collected tomorrow so I'll know soon enough.

I did order asparagus crowns but they won't arrive until April 2016, ample time to prepare their bed.

I'm hoping to go to the  plot tomorrow to cover more ground with muck before the frost arrives but think I may have missed the boat, the temps here have dropped and we are expecting frost again. I had to scrape ice off my car window last night before coming home!

Been up to Carlisle today on the train and as we went past Penrith there looked to be snow on the hills...me thinks we are in for a cold winter...

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 01:52

Just read the thread and going back to Verdun's post...Re;Bee's I purposely grew more flowers on the plot to cut and to atttract the good guy's. We have at least two bee keepers on the allotments and the flowers I planted were buzzing all summer. Dahlia's, gladioli and nasturgum were like magnets. Sunflowers didn't attract as many but flowering herbs did.

I plan to have a whole bed next year for flowers to cut. As well as attracting bee's they are good ground cover, stopping the weeds from growing and they help to pollinate the fruit, beans and pea's. Added to the flowers already mentioned for next yr are early spring bulbs and foxglove. The bulbs are already putting out shoots.  


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:00
Think I'll cut more leaves,then leave it,GWRS.

Poorly dwarf apple tree

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 15:29
Can you give me the name of a good fungicide.

I don't think it's grafted.

Poorly dwarf apple tree

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:43
I uncovered a dwarf apple tree, last year growing amongst brambles on the allotment. It's about 3ft tall, variety unknown. Sorry, I don't have pics. It was given a good mulch of muck in the spring and left to fruit/grow. It only produced one apple which has black spots, as do the leaves. I planted new fruit tree's near by, these are healthy. Q is...what's wrong with the apple tree...can it be treated or would it be better to replace it? What I don't want to happen is if I keep it, the healthy fruit tree's will develop the same problem and I'll loose them all.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:18
Did anyone grow Chad this year. I'm told it will last a couple of years, not sure what to do with it now, should it be cut back to the ground or just left to continue growing?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:14
I'm hoping to go to the plot on Sunday. If we get a dry afternoon though may go before. Onions and garlic planted a few weeks ago are showing shoots and also some of the spring bulbs.
I've shallots to plant....and my kings seeds have arrived, need to collect those on Sunday.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 18:30
I've had some in the cellar, it came in through the sky light but it has dried out now and I've covered the air vents till the weather improves.
I think the rain weather fronts are moving away from the NW now although it was raining again today.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 19:08
I'm ever so envious. Not been able to go to the plot again.
Blue sky's this morning but by the time I got home mid afternoon it was raining again. There are threatened land slides in Cumbria. Three weeks of rain fell there in one day.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:02
GWRS, think I'll let the birds have them.
The seeds from nasturgium can be eaten. They are peppery, nice in salads. Started to clear mine today.

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