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Sal Tuplin replied to Sal Tuplin's discussion What is everyone up to?
"Sounds good to me Gareth :) I bought coir last year, only the one block... its not something I will…"
2 hours ago
Gareth Howell commented on Zoë's group Garden Honey Bees and Hives
"I have got a e-mail message from Meyer-botherling but absolutely no evidence of it on the blog…"
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Gareth Howell joined Gillian Carson's group
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Seed Swaps

A place to swap seeds with other gardeners. Just post your seed swap in the discussion and once you…See More
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Gareth Howell commented on Zoë's group Garden Honey Bees and Hives
"If you have got the pressed wax (Thorne's.com) and sugar syrup, bees won't leave it…"
yesterday
Gareth Howell replied to Sal Tuplin's discussion What is everyone up to?
"I've just started thinkig about seed compost and which seeds I've got, I should be…"
yesterday
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Garden Shredder
"Exactly it Colin! Thanks. I was a bit tired so turned it on again before tightening the long…"
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Colin Robinson replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Garden Shredder
"Gareth, my shredder packed up once and I found that when I had last cleaned it I hadn’t…"
Jan 10
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Garden Shredder
"Sad to say the shrdder has gone on the blink after about a dozen uses, but it may only be a safety…"
Jan 10

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What is everyone up to?

Started by Sal Tuplin. Last reply by Sal Tuplin 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

I don't know about everyone else but as soon as New Year is out the way my attention turns once more to my garden. Of course frustration takes hold pretty quickly as its way to early in the year but none the less I have to start pottering. So... I…Continue

Garden Shredder

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Wednesday. 6 Replies

I am lucky in most ways with the closeness of the garden to the house so I can plug in at all places in the garden with electric tools which, while heavy, are about less than half the price of petrol driven machines. I make sure I wear rubber boots…Continue

the favourite plant in your garden.

Started by Irinochka. Last reply by Cayte Norman Nov 21, 2017. 2 Replies

Describe your favourite plant in your garden. Why do you like it? Is it because it's beatiful? Or perhaps it gives you energy or it needs much care as a child or it can relieve your feelings? Please share your thoughts with me!Continue

Do you grow Tomatoes in Winter?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 30, 2017. 1 Reply

I have built my lean to greenhouse and I am aware of the advantage of using it to extend the growing season in the spring time, and for tomato growers in the Autumn too, but can I grow tomatoes all through the winter in a greenhouse.?  Are there…Continue

Garlic Bulbils; How much splitting can I do?

Started by Gareth Howell Oct 29, 2017. 0 Replies

I must be very challenged for intelligence since I've been growing Alium with a little success for 5-6 years, but never worked through from bulbil to fully grown bulb of the Garlic.What I resent doing, and gardening is very much a matter of trial…Continue

posts?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23, 2017. 23 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

plum/damson

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23, 2017. 1 Reply

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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

Blog Posts

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,…

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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.…

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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...…

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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…

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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…

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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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