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Colin Robinson posted a discussion


Seven years ago I bought what I thought was a late plum variety (Czar) to go with my Opal, an early…See More
Sep 17
Jade Hwang liked Mark Willis's photo
Sep 11
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"I'm picking quite a lot of ripe chillis now. Most of my plants have produced a very good crop.…"
Sep 7
Mark Willis commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"These are "Ananas" (Pineapple). Very big fruits - these 3 jointly weighed 1119g. This…"
Sep 7
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7th Sept Harvest

7th September Harvest
Sep 7
Mark Willis commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"Yes, Mike, I have only lost a small proportion of my crop to blight. I have been ruthless with…"
Sep 6
mike wright commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"Doing very well there Mark, despite the blight it seems"
Sep 6
Mark Willis posted photos
Sep 6

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Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 9. 22 Replies

I'm getting the distinct impression that the group is starting to falter and go the way of so many, although I hope I'm wrong. There seems to be a lack of posts about just about anything these days so here's a post about the lack of posts. I've…Continue


Started by Colin Robinson Sep 17. 0 Replies

Seven years ago I bought what I thought was a late plum variety (Czar) to go with my Opal, an early variety. I got it from Aldi and it was described as being on a dwarf rootstock. It grew strong and healthy to nearly 5 metres but showed no signs of…Continue

Black Radishes + Spring Onions.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Aug 22. 1 Reply

I have just planted late Radishes in the seed bed, and Spring onions. There is one big difference in the way that I'm planting now; I have bought a good yardage of very thin fleece I think it is called, and with a garden seething wth birds of about…Continue

Blight hits my tomatoes...

Started by Mark Willis Aug 19. 0 Replies

Blight arrived in my garden today (19th Aug), which is later than usual - unfortunately I seem to get it every year these days. However, my tomato plants are well advanced, and lots of the fruit has ripened already. I have picked a lot of the…Continue

drying onions

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Aug 19. 1 Reply

With a little help I managed to get most of this year's onion crop lifted and laid out for initial drying. They stay outside on these trays for a week or so before going into the greenhouse on wire trays where they stay until absolutely dry. I know…Continue


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Aug 6. 4 Replies

Into hospital tomorrow for major surgery so no gardening for a while. I managed to get final sowings of spring onions, lettuce, radish and pak choi done today so when I'm back to full fitness it should be time to sit back and just enjoy the harvest…Continue

Cats pooing in my garden

Started by david ford. Last reply by Gareth Howell Aug 4. 11 Replies

Does anyone know of a reliable {if there is such a thing} way of stopping cats messing in my flower and veg beds its driving me to distraction they seem to come at night when I can't shoo them offContinue

What are you harvesting in July?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jul 27. 20 Replies

Now that we are into July, most peoples plots must be producing plenty of crops, surely?Let's hear and see how your plot / garden is doing!I have already had a good crop of Broad Beans, like these "Witkiem Manita".…Continue


Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jul 21. 8 Replies

Somebody here recommended keeping rocket in the ground from year to year, so I did that this last winter and now have a flurishing bthick bed of Rocket to choose from at any time.Problem is that a particular insect which eats nice round holes in the…Continue

one tub, how many taties?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Jun 28. 5 Replies

One large tub with a single seed of Colleen. What will it produce?…Continue

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Tomato update - early July

Posted by Mark Willis on July 2, 2017 at 16:09 0 Comments

How are your tomatoes doing, fellow-gardeners?

I don't have any ripe tomatoes yet (though I think some of them are nearly ready), but most of my varieties have set a lot of fruit this year so I'm hoping for a decent harvest - that's as long as the blight stays away!

If you want the full details,…


Review of some 1st Early potatoes

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 19:00 1 Comment

I have lifted all of my First Early potatoes now. Here's my review of the 6 different varieties.…


2017 Chillis

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 18:47 0 Comments

My chillis have certainly enjoyed the really hot weather during the middle of June. Here's a "situation report" blogpost about them...…


How to get things to grow #1: How we sow

Posted by Lee James on March 12, 2017 at 18:01 0 Comments

The allotment chat on this blog functions pretty much as a diary of what we've grown, rather than how we've grown it. However, we've been doing this for a bunch of years now, and have over that time…


Festive allotment check-up

Posted by Lee James on December 29, 2016 at 16:45 0 Comments

Don't get me wrong, Christmas is brilliant, obviously. Going home and drinking tonnes of booze and forcing a week's worth of calories down the chute in twenty four hours and then meeting other people that you don't see all that often for more drinks and food and then seeing some of the outlying relatives…


Late season scorecard

Posted by Lee James on September 25, 2016 at 20:19 0 Comments

We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected…

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