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allotment help

asked by axni on

Hi,

We've just got an allotment thats entirely covered in weeds/grass/brambles etc. Its going to start getting attacked asap for winter soil turning.

What I want to know is whats the difference between soil turning with adding manure and mulching? Can you turn the soil adding manure then mulch or do you do one or the other?

Many thanks,
Amature gardener

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Winter in the veg patch!!

asked by user746609 on

Over the summer I have spent lots of time out in the garden seeing to the new veg patch and tasting some of the great rewards. The wet weather a few weeks back seems to have put me off a little and I have come to the end of most to all crops. It seems terribly sad all the space outside and not much growing in it. Help please on what could be out there now??

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Help! is my hen going broody?

asked by kiwichicks on

My hens are around 9months old and one of them seems to be acting abit funny. Shes pretty tame and likes pick ups, but she puts her back up and makes funny noises when shes picked up. She's still laying but she sits in the nesting box for hours.
Its the middle of winter here in NZ so is she going broody to early or is she just having a funny 5 minutes?
Can anyone help?

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New hEDGEROW BOOK by John wright

asked by user-578739 on

I breathed a sigh of relief when I found annual mercury in here I had been looking everywhere to be able to discover what this was, what I want to know is How to get rid of it it is rampant in my allotment it was 6 years ago when I inherited it now althoughI have it under control it has migrated to my greenhouse I am in BLYTH NORTHUMBERLAND and you say it is supposed to be rare outside its stronghold of southern england!! Please help it seems to even like winter!!

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what could I get in the ground this weekend

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