Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In three words

BBC News has been running a feature where visitors to the website are asked to share their outlook for the year ahead in three words.

Let's have a go, with an allotment or gardening theme. I'll start with:

Manure is Good!

Contributions welcome; keep them coming. Let's be 'aving you (Digression - there's a road in Sheffield called Letsby Avenue, on which the police traffic headquarters is based. I kid you not.)


Fiona-Mayhem said...

Grow More Veg

Would be mine. Or possibly:

Better Successional Planting.

RobD said...

Get new wheelbarrow :>(

Cut down trees - not in general just the ones that should be on my plot!

More family input...

I like this, I could go on.

Nutty Gnome said...

Buy new spade :(

Use your compost!!!

Leaf mould rules :)

Hi Woody - thanks for the link to get-digging. I'll go and have a look ... I might find a new spade to replace the one my teenage 'assistant' broke when he used it as a lever!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Weeds are evil :(

Hoe Hoe Hoe :)

Susan said...

Dig lazy husband!

Woody Wilbury said...

Kill all pigeons

The Gnome said...

Hoe hoe hoe ? Sounds like a trickle of mattocks.

Make Mine Merry

RobD said...

Gerroff my strawberries - to the squirrels

What no apples - my half a dozen eating apples have mysteriously disappeared in the last week.

No more beans - freezer is full of French beans.

Ordered new azada - after a recent recommendation, thought I'd give it ago and might cheer me up after the wheelbarrow incident ;>)

Green Lane Allotments said...

Sorry that this is probably not the best place for this but I couldn't find a contact address.
I'm sure you must be aware of the problems experienced by allotment holders last year due to the use of manure contaminated by a persistent herbicide called aminopyralid. Information has been collated about this problem from the links on this page http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_Contaminated_Manure.ikml
Just to update on the latest re aminopyralid contamination in case you would like to provide updates on your website or to allotment holders in your area.

The latest information re manure contamination is posted on my website here http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_herbicide_latest.ikml
I have also sent out a email for circulation by everyone I know that has been affected which is here http://www.glallotments.btik.com/attachments/contaminated_manure_alert.pdf which you may find useful to circulate to allotment holders in your area.

It is particularly important that gardeners be aware of the need for caution when obtaining manure in light of the fact that the government are now considering reinstating the licence that was temporarily suspended last year. As this is a concern to many gardeners you may wish to publicise an a epetition that has been started here http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban/ The petition closes on 23 October so we need a big urgent push to increase the number of signatures.

I am posting updates as I get them on my blog http://glallotments.blogspot.com/ just on case you want to keep a watching brief.

Green Lane Allotments said...

Just to let you know that the website mentioned above with information about contaminated manure has moved to