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by tracie
Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Honda vrs Mantis
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Honda vrs Mantis

Hi All,

I have a mantis and a Honda tiller, Both are 4stroke and both about the same age and been used about the same.

My question is which one should I keep, I do not need two, but both were a good buy second hand.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Plot allocation
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Plot allocation

Hi All,

How do you allocate plots. We currently allocate by date of application and send out a form for completion. We do not discriminate on the content of the form but go by the application date.

Our site is owned by the Parish Council but managed by an elected committee.

Thank you
by tracie
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bronze Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 2317

Re: Bronze Tools

I have one of the hand trowels, it is the best tool I have, I love it.

It is good and sharp and makes a good hand hoe too.
by tracie
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blossom end rot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Blossom end rot?

I had BER with my long peppers one year, I mixed my compost with some lime as suggested in a magazine and the following year had no BER.

Have not tried this with toms but it might be worth a go next year if you have this problem.

Tracie
by tracie
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Another cloche/hoop option
Replies: 60
Views: 9783

Re: Another cloche/hoop option

I use a similar system with my carrot box with the water pipe and canes and cover with the mesh. What I use to hold the mesh down is bungee cables, I join several together with the hooks at the ends and stretch them around the base and tuck the mesh under the bungees. This keeps the mesh in place. T...
by tracie
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Allium leaf minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Allium leaf minor

This year Allium leaf minor has devastated the majority of onions on our Allotment site in Derbyshire. One day the onions were looking good, two days later they have all been devastated. Whether the wet weather has had an influence I do not know. I think I will have to dig them all up and put in the...
by tracie
Sun May 25, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Uploading photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Uploading photos

how do I do that please!
by tracie
Sat May 24, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Uploading photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Uploading photos

Hope this has worked
by tracie
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: App
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: App

I would like to think I may be smarter than my phone :D
by tracie
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: rain and the soil
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: rain and the soil

Just seen this which will be of interest to all.

http://home.bt.com/news/uknews/flooded- ... 3875456231

Tracie
by tracie
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: rain and the soil
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: rain and the soil

I sprinkled a load of rock dust at the start of the winter onto my raised beds, but I think I wasted my time.

I have added loads of organic matter over the years so I hope this will stand me in good stead this year, but it still is a concern.
by tracie
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: rain and the soil
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

rain and the soil

I suppose with all of the rain we are experiencing all of the nutrients will have washed out of the soil.

Will it be a case of applying some sort of fertilizer or do we need to add other materials to boost the soil again.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: land drains
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

land drains

Hi All, we self manage our site with a elected committee on behalf of the local parish Council. At the moment we have a significant problem with a collapsed land drain flooding several plots. From my understanding the Council put the land drains in when the site was earmarked for allotments. Does an...
by tracie
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Winter blues
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Winter blues

The best form of advertising is yourself. Go to Primark for example and buy some cheap sweatshirts and get them printed up locally it is not expensive, then make sure you wear them everywhere you go. If you have a dark colour top then have large fluorescent print, make it easy to read. Visit vista p...
by tracie
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening gloves
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: Gardening gloves

The problem I have is being right handed I wear the ends out of the fore finger and the middle finger.

I have a pile of left handed gloves which are fine but holes in the right handed gloves.

Tracie

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