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Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:49
I've never had any trouble with delivery, it came as usual this month.

Pinching Out Peppers

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:40
Which variety are they. I'm growing Ringo and Marconi both hopefully will grow to over 4ft, they are about 18' now, too small to pinch the top's off just yet.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:39
Went to water again, it was alot colder this evening so covered everything over.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:10

GWRS. Putting them under cloches sounds like a good plan, I'm going on holiday in a few weeks and will be away for two weeks so want to plant out as much as I can.

The guy's on the neighbouring plots haven't planted out broad beans, both have had their plots for years...one side planted out spuds weeks ago and has earthed up, I noticed he's covered spud shoots with plastic pots..so covered mine this evening...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:02

Went to the plot to water in the GH. Most seedlings are to small to plant out and there's an expected down turn in temperature this week. I've been leaving the GH door open each evening and putting plastic lids over tender stuff.

Noticed, the peas which were planted out have been nibbled by pea weevil. Sowed some Hyacinth beans on 02-Apr, six have come up which is a first, the seeds were out of date to...

Can broad beans be planted out now, they are only a couple of inches high...

Hope everyone has a good week... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:21
Gg. Sorry to read you've had a letter. I struggled last year due to ill health and still have problems with my back...to cut to the chase...I tried a few things to keep weeds down, planted ground cover, planted perennial veg/fruit and put in paths.

Don't rush into planting stuff into newly dug over ground, leave it for a week or two to allow any weed seeds in it to germinate. You can hoe these just before planting veg giving the veg a better chance.

Keep a hoe sharp, I spend at least 10-15mins hoeing beds of newly planted stuff.

We've a leak so water won't be turned on until it's been repaired.

Best site for asparagus...

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:11
Couldn't plant last weekend due to weather but uncovered site 2 today, it looked good, it had been dug over last year, mulched with muck and covered with black plastic.

Discovered clay about a spade and half down, plot is next to the main national train track...went ahead and planted... It still seemed the best site...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:36
Another hot day here. Went to the plot to water and check if seedlings were okay in the GH. I've been leaving the door open and lost some seedlings but most are looking good.

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:35

Weather was nice here too . but was at work  looking forward to my jollies in three weeks time though   will be away this year for birthday, have a nice one GWRS.

Gg's garden shop is amazing isn't it.

Went to the plot to water stuff in GH. Taps haven't been turned on yet due to predicted frost but after all the rain we had water butts are over flowing.   

Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:53

I'm in the NW and planted spuds out afew weeks ago. Sunflowers have gone under cloches and pea's are taking their chances. I've nothing else hardy enough to go out yet, they were looking good this evening though despite a couple of cold nights.

I've had to sow most things in the GH and as it's on the allotment can't get down there everyday so the door has been left open at night. Seedlings are doing remarkably well considering we've has some hot days and cold nights.     

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Making compost

 
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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

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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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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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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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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