Zoomer44


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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

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Last Post: 22/02/2017 at 10:15

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Last Post: 04/12/2016 at 20:15

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Last Post: 04/12/2016 at 18:25

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Last Post: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 13:30

Making compost

 
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Last Post: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 13:10

Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2017 at 19:37

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
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