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elsie

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 15:50:31 »
I was actually enjoying reading it before I twigged...  :-[
Me too  ::) gotta love this forum, even the old stuff never gets old  ;D

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 15:53:12 »
I only twigged when I thought hmmm, haven't seen them around recently!  ;D

cornykev

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 17:37:29 »
It took me a while to twig.    :P
MAY THE CORN BE WITH YOU.

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 18:07:34 »
Perhaps you should branch out.

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 03:30:28 »
It's a waste of money using herbicides when the weeds aren't growing. Don't rely on Roundup too far; it'll kill the more delicate weeds like annual grasses, but the tougher ones will come back. At that point, they'll have no competition, and the last state of the plot can easily be worse than the first.

There are three practical ways to tackle it. Dig the weeds out and compost them, which is hard grind, but relatively quick. Black plastic for a year. Dig it in round the edges so the roots don't just run under it. Or mow it for a year, which will kill most things. A combination may be best. Dig what you can, and black plastic or mow what you can't. Keep digging it over as you can.

Never throw out green material. Compost it, and put it back on the garden.

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 22:41:36 »
Isn't it surprising how names change. How many of those 'new allotmenteers' are still around on the site [ or still on their allotments?] ???

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Re: Clearing overgrown allotment
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 22:41:36 »