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Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:04

Just to add to the advise given and longer term advise, plastic pots or ceramic are better for plants which are going to be in their pots along time and putting a mulch of small stones around the plant will help retain moisture during the summer when it will need more watering.

If you plan to keep the tree in a pot for several years you can remove the small stones and replemish the surface compost anually, with which ever one you choose, before putting back the stones. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:33

Hope everyone had a nice day

On the gardening front...santa brought me a Joseph Bentley trowel and fork, every so pleased with them. 

...and it'll teach me to say you can never have enough gardening gloves ....I received 6 prs  ...we were all laughing by the time I got to pr number 4...   

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Nice to hear we've had two winners.

 

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 23:20

Another Q about raspberries.... I cut back an area on the allotment which was over run with raspberries. The plan is to dig them up so I can plant veg were they once grew, me thinks they are autumn fruiting one's.

Can some be saved and transplanted.

I was advised by a learn...ed...allotmenteer to dig them up, it's unlikely I'll get all the roots out, so transplant any new shoots which come through in Spring to an area where I want them to grow... It sounded like a good plan but will they bear fruit this year...   

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:53

Has anyone won anything in the prize draw....I started off ever so good and entered the first few days, guess you need to be in it to win it...would be nice to think someone on the threads has won something.

Not so sure I could make use of todays prize, although very impressive, my lawns so small I'd have trouble turning it around  

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:44

Thanks Bookertoo, merry Christmas to everyone.

CHILLIES

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:33

I've saved an apache chilli plant this year. It was brought indoors still with chillies on about October time.  

The room is constantly warm as it's in the kitchen but it's not getting a lot of direct light. The plants still looking healthy though and with lots of leaves on, I've picked all the chillies now and just treating it like a house plant. 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 21:01

Thanks Gg for the programme info..

Not sure if there's way of catching up with Sky unless you have it, I think they might do something called play back...... I've ordered a new box with HD, would you believe it they work on Saturday and Sunday.... they are coming next weekend to fit it.

I hope they leave some distructions...

   

Ground cover between veg?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 20:30

All good advise from above. Mulching and a good hoe at least once a week will keep down weeds amoungst your veg. A regular hoe before the weeds appear stops the seeds from germinating or roots taking a hold.

You can also grow some permanent planting through a weed membrane. Give the ground a good mulch with well rotted muck before covering and cut holes to plant through. Strawberries, fruit bushes, globe artichokes and herbs all do well- there's probably more stuff. 

CHILLIES

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 20:38

.. that sounds hot Mel...I went to a chilli fest in the summer at Holker Hall...wow  now they had some hot chillies.. which would burn the roof off your mouth...not sure where they came on the richter scale though...

There's a local nursery near us called Mommoth Onions and they sell a good range of chilli plants. Me thinks I'll grow from seed but buy the really hot one's as plugs...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:04

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

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... 
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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.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 971
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
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