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by Urban Fox
Fri May 17, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Progress on the new Lottie
Replies: 17
Views: 3413

Re: Progress on the new Lottie

piglet6 wrote:We've had 2 trips to the tip with the trailer full of weeds.

noooooooo - compost it - return it back to the soil.


Christina
by Urban Fox
Fri May 17, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: weed suppressing membrane
Replies: 15
Views: 11010

Re: weed suppressing membrane

>>>I removed it 2 weeks ago the ground was covered in weeds >>> weeds will still grow under a weed suppressing membrane - but they should be weaker because they won't be getting any light. In fact it is normal to cover the fabric with a mulch so that so little light gets in that the weeds are too fe...
by Urban Fox
Thu May 16, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: weed suppressing membrane
Replies: 15
Views: 11010

Re: weed suppressing membrane

Hi Rupert I did a lot of searching around for a good deal as I needed a lot of the weed suppressing membrane. In the end I bought it from theses guys http://www.scotplantsdirect.co.uk/weed-control-membrane/cat_30.html I got the 50m X1m roll - which was loads. In fact I still have some left over. Fir...
by Urban Fox
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotmenting and Arthritis (OA)
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Allotmenting and Arthritis (OA)

Piglet - you might want to have a look round this site http://www.fredshed.co.uk/about.htm Fred is a paraplegic and reviews tools for abled and disables gardeners. you should also take a look at http://www.carryongardening.org.uk which has suggestions for tools for anyone with a weak grip http://www...
by Urban Fox
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Waterlogged Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Waterlogged Ground

Just a thought... [quote]<<<<What is worrying me is if we have more rain over the coming months what will this do to the ground and what will it take out of the ground.>>>>[/quote] would the use of a green manure help? I grew phacelia last year. It grows pretty quickly and as a bonus is great for th...
by Urban Fox
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Waterlogged Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Waterlogged Ground

worms can live underwater for quite a while. They'll probably move out of the waterlogged area to other allotments.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/WormNotes3.html

But, don't worry - they'll be back
by Urban Fox
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Winter solstice greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Winter solstice greetings

Yes... thanks goodness for the solstice.

now we can look forward to the days slowly getting a bit longer

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/a ... =-11&day=1
by Urban Fox
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening lesson of the day .....
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Gardening lesson of the day .....

some of my sweetcorn look like that too. The outer leaves looked like they had been put through a shredder and the corn nibbled away.

I assumed it was mice - but squirrels could be the culprit too.

at least we had managed to eat most of them before the critters struck.
by Urban Fox
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: If you could only have one.........
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: If you could only have one.........

Liquid Amber - even the name sounds wonderful.

check out its autumn colour here

http://bit.ly/VQRwrU
by Urban Fox
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: asparagus

Thanks for that Tony. Looks like 10 crowns will definitely be enough for myself - the other half and probably the neighbours too. ;-)
by Urban Fox
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

asparagus

I realise this may be a bit of a - "how long is a piece of string question" - but here goes.... I want to grow asparagus - but how many crowns will I need? Most sellers offer 10 or 12 crowns. But what sort of yield should I expect from that many plants - once they have had time to mature (...
by Urban Fox
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Those garden clogs ?
Replies: 19
Views: 8569

Re: Those garden clogs ?

Richard I wear muck boots - which are a sawn off welly...but with a soft neoprene top. I love them - nice and easy to get on and off. Plus your paws don't get sweaty. You can see them here... http://www.garden4less.co.uk/muck-boots-ribble-boot.asp looks like they also do a shoe too - which might be ...
by Urban Fox
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lost Baby Bunny
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Lost Baby Bunny

I'll get me coat :D

the urban Fox
by Urban Fox
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Getting SO close, I can almost 'smell' it
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Getting SO close, I can almost 'smell' it

There are other ways of getting rid of it even though it may be abhorrent to you. Hi JohnBoy I did a lot of research on bindweed and there seemed to be three recurring ways gardeners and allotment holders managed to weaken and kill it... 1. Glyphosate 2. cover it for at least a year 3. every time i...
by Urban Fox
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Getting SO close, I can almost 'smell' it
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Getting SO close, I can almost 'smell' it

The previous owner of my allotment only grew potatoes and rotavated it every year.

Which is why I am spending all my time battling with bindweed. The damn stuff is everywhere.

Try and convince your other half that old fashioned digging is best.

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