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Hello from the fens
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:04 »
We've just taken on our first allotment as we never seem to have quite enough room in the veg plot at home. The fen soil looks incredible - my brother was saying you could throw down dogs teeth and grow dogs there! Which is great as me and my husband have very little experience. Got myself off to the wrong kind of flying start by falling over in a dark car park two days ago - I'm hoping I'll be good for work by tomorrow as a friend who's moving house has said I can take her young fruit bushes and rhubarb. I don't imagine it's a good idea to be moving them so late but it's worth a try. Just trying to get a rough plan and to do list together in my head while my knee is keeping me at home - very exciting but just a little bit scary too:)
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 09:03 »
Welcome to the site Ethel, and lucky you with Fenland soil. Good luck with the new plot  :)
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 09:15 »
Hello and welcome  :D

Your soil sounds amazing, and as you say, is an excellent start!

re: the fruit bushes. There is still just about time to move them before their leaves come out, but keep them well watered through this coming Summer. Rhubarb though, if it is already growing (and mine is) might be best left until it is dormant... be warned, those roots can be very deep  :lol:
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 11:24 »
Hello and welcome Ethel

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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 12:50 »
Welcome Ethel,

Hope you're fit soon!

If you don't move the fruit bushes now you'll never know it it would have been successful.   ;)
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 20:04 »
I have moved rhubarb in July in 30C and they sat in black bin bags, no probs.
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 18:14 »
Welcome!  It's nice to see another fen panther join in  :D
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 14:30 »
Hallo Ethel, and welcome to our Forum.  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 18:59 »
Hi there & I hope you recover from your injuries very soon. Iím sure with the weather we are having you will ge5 away with the late transplanting if you treat them kindly for the rest of this year & in the case of the rhubarb next as well, I think a lot of people struggle with rhubarb because they donít consider what type of root system it has & pick too soon. Donít pick any this year & none or only a tiny few stems next to give it time to grow some more of those huge roots.
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 06:40 »
Thanks for the welcome and advice:)

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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 08:32 »
Hello Ethel and welcome. Hope your knee is recovered and you have been able to make a start.

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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2019, 01:37 »
Hi Ethel
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Re: Hello from the fens
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 19:29 »
Welcome to the site :D
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