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  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 18
Views: 1471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 4:47 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Because a shipping container is higher than anything else I could put up, I hypothesise it will shelter more of the allotment. (I believe the usual guide is shelter over three times the height, and di ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 18
Views: 1471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 2:34 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
It’s the wrong place for bushes. Something easy to weed needs to go there, because of the bindweed.

I’m awfully tempted to put a shipping container there. It’d be a bombproof shed, and block ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 18
Views: 1471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 20 3:16 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
We can’t have concrete, but if I plant a hedge, I won’t be able to weed it and it will get infested with bindweed and mares tail. I’m considering a heras panel, with netting on. Or maybe a haze ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 18
Views: 1471
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 10:37 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Our allotment is very windy. The beans have really struggled with it, and it held back many of the young plants early this year. It’s also deeply unpleasant to work in. Even the polytunnel I put up ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
wellington womble

Replies: 44
Views: 2257
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 10:22 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
your season is later starting and shorter than mine in an urban canyon 250 miles north

nowt wrong with small onions, if you expect small plant them tight, thinning is no prob if they start ...
  Topic: Fireplace
wellington womble

Replies: 83
Views: 14869
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 20 10:48 pm   Subject: Fireplace
Your house is so full of good habits!
  Topic: the slimy hoard, wolf fur update
wellington womble

Replies: 7
Views: 3243
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 20 12:01 pm   Subject: the slimy hoard, wolf fur update
I bet groomers would be delighted to let you have some. There’s practically enough for another dog when they do ours!

I wonder if breed makes a difference? I’m betting wolf fur is on the wiry s ...
  Topic: Good or Bad Idea?
wellington womble

Replies: 32
Views: 11367
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 31, 20 10:47 am   Subject: Good or Bad Idea?
I think I neglected to latch the door properly, and the wind got in and under. It had already survived similar winds. I’m not sure whether to buy another, or save my cash and put it towards a perman ...
  Topic: Good or Bad Idea?
wellington womble

Replies: 32
Views: 11367
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 30, 20 11:17 pm   Subject: Good or Bad Idea?
I have got it back, albeit a different shape. I don’t know how whether to try to bash it back into shape or just buy another. It’s a very exposed site, so I wasn’t expecting a winter out of it, ...
  Topic: Good or Bad Idea?
wellington womble

Replies: 32
Views: 11367
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 30, 20 12:02 am   Subject: Good or Bad Idea?
I have tried the three sisters thing before, and nothing grew very well. I think it needs a ton of nutrients, and the corn needs to be well established before you get anything trying to climb up it! ...
  Topic: My allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 26
Views: 9815
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 23, 20 8:22 pm   Subject: My allotment
She needs someone there who's not mom.
Any other adults at the allotment that can be vocal about how impressive she is for helping you?

In passing, I might see if I can prime some. We tend to be ...
  Topic: My allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 26
Views: 9815
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 22, 20 5:07 pm   Subject: My allotment
She really, really hates any sort of transition from one thing to another, its a nightmare to get her started on anything! I've got her set up with a tent and a blanket so on, so she can help a bit an ...
  Topic: air quality
wellington womble

Replies: 44
Views: 8856
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 20, 20 1:08 pm   Subject: air quality
I have also almost no hay fever this year, and am wondering whether pollution is a factor. It’s usually crippling (and has landed me in hospital before). I think there are other factors, but it’s ...
  Topic: My allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 26
Views: 9815
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 20, 20 1:03 pm   Subject: My allotment
Done that as well. She can light one independently with a flint and steel, now!
  Topic: My allotment
wellington womble

Replies: 26
Views: 9815
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 20, 20 8:10 am   Subject: My allotment
Done all that, and more. Bizarrely, she was quite happy to go up and shovel compost in the cold, but now it’s a case of planting pumpkins and a bit of weeding in the sunshine, she’s a nightmare to ...
 
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