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No New Posts PLEASE READ for basic help on how to use this forum

This is where the administrator of the forum posts 'sticky note' messages to help the members and to offer guidance & assitance to newer members.

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For New Members

No New Posts Introduce Yourself

For newly registered members - you can introduce yourself to the FORUM by posting on here. A good way for others to get to know you and to greet you! You can also tell us a little bit about yourself.

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Last post by scary crow
on June 17, 2018, 11:06:53 PM


INDEX of Gardeners Chat-Shed Fact-Files & Other Interesting Gardening Related Information (files added on a regular basis)

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If you're new to vegetable or allotment gardening here is an archive of tutorial videos that may be useful for you.

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* Famous Gardening QUOTES

There are thousands of quotes that have been quoined by gardeners about gardening over the years. Here's a random selection that works like a 'lucky dip'! Click the button & get a random quote - great when you're bored on a wet afternoon!

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The Edible Garden Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire has been earmarked for a 'Get Together' in March. Post your views and suggestions here! All updates for the show will be posted here.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Edible Garden Show 2...
on June 07, 2016, 08:02:41 PM


* Requests for Bean Seeds for 2017-18

If you would like to try some unique AERON PURPLE STAR runner beans you can go into the 'little red order book' by clicking on this REQUEST page. They're free to amateur gardeners, but stocks are limited so it's 'first come, first served'.

Moderator: Big Gee

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Write your own or view other grower's opinions on the AERON PURPLE STAR runner bean

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No New Posts Discussions about the AERON PURPLE STAR

Use this board to post your experiences & views on the Aeron Purple Star Runner Beans & to discuss this bean with other members.

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in Big Gee, my friend
on September 24, 2018, 04:38:06 PM


No New Posts WIN an APPLE TREE! (Now Closed)

Name the produce & the variety then post your answer(s) to tell us what you think the fruit & veg. is.

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in Re: Your ANSWER(S)
on January 20, 2015, 11:21:34 AM

No New Posts WIN a £25.00 SEEDS VOUCHER!! (Now Closed)

Fancy walking away with £25.00's worth of FREE seeds next spring? All you have to do is post on this forum!

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Last post by Big Gee
on July 13, 2014, 12:08:42 AM


* EU-Seed Directive Information

This is an external web page set up by the Gardeners Chat-Shed Forum as a central information repository containing links, information files & petitions associated with the "New EU Seed Law"

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No New Posts STOP ERIC PICKLES destroying allotment sites

Allotments across the country are being destroyed and sold off for development, despite government pledges to protect plots.

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: Help protect the UKâ...
on February 14, 2015, 05:05:14 PM


A discussion board for members to contribute to the very serious matter of the EUs proposal to adopt a new 'Seed Law' directive which will make it illegal for us to save and share our own seeds

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in Nuna beans controversy
on May 10, 2016, 11:01:39 AM

No New Posts Save our WATER!

Nestlé is locking up local sources of water around the world, pumping them dry to get rich at locals' expense. Tell Nestlé to stop bullying local communities. We have a right to our water!

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in First we're told that we...
on August 30, 2014, 04:10:27 PM


No New Posts Climate Change

Want to let off a bit of steam? It won't cool the earth down. However some members have varying views on global warming/ cooling. Do you think it's man's fault, partly his or not at all?

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in Re: Not for Greens
on January 30, 2017, 11:01:35 PM

No New Posts Insecticides & Herbicides

Are we poisoning all plant and animal life? Will the use of poisonous substances eventually wipe us out and turn the earth into a barren, toxic wasteland? Or are we eradicating the life forms that hinder our production of food and are not needed for our future development?

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in Pesticides
on June 14, 2018, 09:29:21 AM

No New Posts Genetically Modified Crops

Is this the Frankenstein nightmare that will eventually wipe us off the face of the earth? Or is it a wonderful development in our progression to a perfect world for humans?

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Last post by aftermidnight
in Re: We've Been Sold a Li...
on December 08, 2016, 04:43:04 PM

No New Posts Inorganic (Artificial) Fertilizers

Are they the answer to growing enough food for the whole world? Or are they the evil we have become over dependent on for our commercial food production?

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Nitrogen
on January 07, 2017, 04:06:37 PM

No New Posts What's their GAME?

The global multinationals are on the march. They already rule the governments - see what else they're up to . . .

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Preservatives in foo...
on April 13, 2016, 08:33:00 PM


No New Posts Evictions

Being evicted or need to have someone evicted? Need advice? Post here

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: Key Battle Victory
on August 18, 2014, 07:38:40 AM

No New Posts New sites - constitutions - tenancy agreements etc.

Interesting information for new allotment group start-ups and the documentation they need.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Allotments Law & Communi...
on March 25, 2016, 05:39:55 PM

* Legal Beagle

Takes you to the 'Legal Beagle' Group on the main Gardeners Chat-Shed site. You will need to register & log-in seperately there.

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* Newsletter ARCHIVE

This link takes you to the Aeron Vale Allotment Society & Gardeners Chat-Shed newsletter archive, where you can download any newsletter back to May 2009

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* List of Suggested "DO DO" Jobs on Your ALLOTMENT PLOT or in Your GARDEN This Month

It's sometimes handy to have little reminders of what needs to be done and when on your plot or in your garden - this is a MONTH by MONTH guide!

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No New Posts Kombucha

A group for all those wishing to get involved with the brewing of the ancient health drink from China called KOMBUCHA. Or to share experiences and find out more information about this amazing health giving tonic.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Dandelion and Fennel...
on August 09, 2017, 12:07:55 AM

No New Posts Kefir

A group for all those wishing to get involved with the fermentation & use of the ancient health drink that has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains.

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: Any spare grains?
on May 22, 2017, 07:35:39 AM

No New Posts EMs

EMâ„¢ is the abbreviation for Effective Micro-Organisms. Find out more & contribute here

Moderator: squirrel

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in Re: Video Link for EMs
on May 16, 2014, 12:46:40 AM

No New Posts Bokashi

Bokashi is an ingenious Japanese system that pickles all your kitchen waste before transforming it into the most wonderful compost. Get involved here!

Moderator: squirrel

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: What is Bokashi & ho...
on February 23, 2014, 01:16:56 AM


* Weather Forecast

Find out what the gardening weather is going to be like for the next 5 days

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No New Posts Talk about the WEATHER!

Tell the members what the weather's doing where you are today.

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: The WEATHER where yo...
on August 13, 2018, 08:56:32 PM


No New Posts General Gardening Questions

Whether on the allotment plot or in your back yard - if you have ANY questions then our members will help you out

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: Achocha
on February 11, 2018, 10:05:05 PM

No New Posts Vegetable growing questions

Post ANY questions - regardless of how simple or hard - about vegetable growing on this board

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: seed potatoes
on July 05, 2018, 06:02:37 PM

No New Posts Fruit Growing Questions (inc. soft fruits)

From apples to Kiwi Fruit all questions answered here

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Last post by Jasonofaskwiff
in Re: Cherry tree help pic
on December 18, 2017, 10:22:59 AM

No New Posts Questions about HERBS

Whether you grow them for the kitchen or just for show if you have a question post it here

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: mint
on June 10, 2016, 08:11:48 AM

No New Posts Flower questions

Whether you need to identify something or ask a question about any flowers then ask here

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Delphiniums
on July 20, 2016, 10:41:43 PM


No New Posts General Gardening Discussions

Feel free to talk about anything and everything to do with your allotment or gardening activity.

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Last post by scary crow
on November 23, 2018, 09:31:54 PM

Child Boards: Growing Food - In The Future, Composting & Soil Management
No New Posts Fruit & Vegetable Growing

Here is where to discuss the ins & outs of fruit & veg. growing

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Last post by Jasonofaskwiff
in Re: Is this scab or blig...
on January 02, 2018, 02:59:55 AM

Child Boards: Aeron Purple Star (Runner Beans), Pests & Diseases
No New Posts Down on the PLOT

A forum board for you to tell us all about your allotment plot & what you're doing on it!

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Last post by aftermidnight
in Re: Another bean story
on October 05, 2018, 07:32:26 PM

Child Boards: ALLOTMENT PROJECT, MONTHLY CHORES ('To Do' Lists), Starting An Organic ALLOTMENT Plot
No New Posts Down in the ORCHARD

All about fruit tree varieties, selection, planting, growing, grafting & anything else involving your orchard or maybe just the odd apple tree on your plot. This is where the fruit growers meet! Not just the big stuff but soft fruit too.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: apples to cider
on September 15, 2017, 11:57:01 PM

Child Boards: Fruit Tree Rootstock Guide, Grafting Fruit Trees, Fruit Tree Pollination Guide, Fruit Tree Pollination Compatability Checker, How to Train Fruit Trees
No New Posts Growing HERBS

This board is all about herbs, culinary, medicinal & all other uses! Share your knowledge & experiences.

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: How to Preserve Fres...
on August 23, 2015, 09:04:25 AM

No New Posts Free Food and Foraging

Mother Nature provides in abundance outside the borders of our allotments & gardens. This a board for all the foragers in our midst whose hunting ground is the wild hedgerows, fields & woods where there are lots of freebies!

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Bananas
on June 08, 2015, 11:08:59 AM

No New Posts GREENHOUSE & Poly-tunnel Gardening

For those of you who garden in the warm & dry, this board is for greenhouse & poly-tunnel gardeners to 'chat'.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Sweet Potatoes
on September 27, 2017, 12:04:56 AM

No New Posts TOOLS of the Trade

A board to discuss tools & machinery for the allotment & smallholding enthusiasts.

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: Broadforks
on June 17, 2018, 10:35:05 PM


Thinking of starting up a new allotment group, or a community garden in your locality? Get some information here & let the members know of your progress.

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Last post by Westheathdave
in Tinkers farm Community G...
on November 08, 2016, 07:40:04 PM

No New Posts Out & About

A board for you to share with us evnts/ shows/ places you've been to, and to remind us of interesting things that are going on around the country.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Potato Weekend - Hor...
on February 02, 2016, 01:01:39 PM

No New Posts FLOWERS & other pretty things!

If your interest is more on the colourful side than on the 'greens' side of things then post it here.

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Last post by Westheathdave
on June 07, 2016, 04:27:41 PM

No New Posts SEED Swapping & Sharing

Got seeds or plants you want to share with your fellow members? Or perhaps you want to contact other members to swap seeds - this is the board for you!

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Crediton's Annual Se...
on February 20, 2017, 09:24:45 AM

Child Boards: All about SEED SAVING
No New Posts Garden RESOURCES

Save the pennies - share your garden resources information. Or you can swap, buy & sell here. Tell others on here where to get what you've got at the right price! Also use this board to help others recycle.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Greenhouse accessori...
on June 06, 2016, 02:22:21 PM


Post any interesting facts about fruit/ veg./ flowers or any gardening subject here. AIM to AMAZE!

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Last post by lottieguy
in Re: runners
on May 24, 2018, 08:20:45 AM

No New Posts TIPS 'n Tricks

Discuss any gardening tips or tricks that you can share with other members. Or find out what they've picked up over the years.

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: Cutting Debris netti...
on May 30, 2015, 09:07:39 PM

No New Posts Allotment & Garden WILDLIFE

Most gardeners and allotment growers are also keen wildlife lovers. Discuss your wildlife experiences on this board.

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Last post by lottieguy
in Re: Flatworms and spanis...
on February 05, 2018, 03:48:20 PM

No New Posts BEES & Bee-keeping

If you're an existing apiarist or have a keen interest in bee-keeping or in starting your own apiary then drop into this board

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Last post by m
on June 16, 2018, 03:44:52 PM

No New Posts CHICKENS & Other Poultry

Do you keep chucks? Tell us all about them here. If you're contemplating keeping chickens in the future then you can get your questions discussed here.

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: Chicken breeds
on August 11, 2018, 09:58:12 PM

Child Boards: Keeping CHICKENS A Beginner's Guide
No New Posts Home Grown Food RECIPES & BREWS

Want to share or discuss your favourite food recipes? Drop in here to natter about food to your fellow members! Swap recipes and pick up new ones.

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Last post by Poppa Tommo
in Re: oxtail cooking
on December 04, 2017, 07:18:48 AM

Child Boards: WINE Making, Home BREWING, JAMS & Preserves, Recipe BOOKS & Magazines
No New Posts Allotment & Gardening BOOKS & Magazines

Do you have a favourite gardening book you'd like to share with the other members? Have you seen a magazine article you'd like to share or discuss? If so post here.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Re: Fancy a good firesid...
on February 27, 2017, 08:31:09 PM

Child Boards: Online gardening book shop
No New Posts Gardening NEWS Roundup

This messaging board is for those snippets of news that you come across that will interest our members.

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Last post by Big Gee
in Fife Council new allotme...
on October 14, 2017, 04:42:19 PM

No New Posts OFF Topic

We're not narrow people in the Gardener's Chat-Shed - we don't JUST discuss gardening. If you want a natter about anything BUT gardening or want a good LAUGH then pop into this board.

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Last post by scary crow
in Re: packing it in
on November 08, 2018, 11:08:56 PM

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