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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT

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scary crow
Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GA...
December 10, 2018, 09:23:18 PM

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GCS_Forum_Administrator
Switching the snow flake...
December 18, 2014, 06:05:06 PM

For New Members

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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scary crow
Re: DON'T YA JUST HATE I...
June 17, 2018, 11:06:53 PM

* GARDENING WISDOMS

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

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* VIDEO TUTORIALS

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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Your FEEDBACK and/or SUGGESTIONS for FORUM

MEMBERS 2016 'GET TOGETHER'

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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Big Gee
Re: Edible Garden Show 2...
June 07, 2016, 08:02:41 PM

AERON PURPLE STAR Runner Beans

* 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'.

: Big Gee

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* FEEDBACK | COMMENTS | REVIEWS

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

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

* * *FORUM COMPETITIONS * * *

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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Big Gee
Re: Your ANSWER(S)
January 20, 2015, 11:21:34 AM

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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Big Gee
Re: TOP POSTER COMPETITI...
July 13, 2014, 12:08:42 AM

CAMPAIGNS & PETITIONS

* 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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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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Poppa Tommo
Re: Help protect the UKâ...
February 14, 2015, 05:05:14 PM

SAVE OUR SEEDS!

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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Big Gee
Nuna beans controversy
May 10, 2016, 11:01:39 AM

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

Get On Your "HOBBY HORSE"

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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Big Gee
Re: Not for Greens
January 30, 2017, 11:01:35 PM

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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lottieguy
Pesticides
June 14, 2018, 09:29:21 AM

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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aftermidnight
Re: We've Been Sold a Li...
December 08, 2016, 04:43:04 PM

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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Big Gee
Re: Nitrogen
January 07, 2017, 04:06:37 PM

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

Help With ALLOTMENT DISPUTES & other LEGALITIES

Evictions

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

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Poppa Tommo
Re: Key Battle Victory
August 18, 2014, 07:38:40 AM

New sites - constitutions - tenancy agreements etc.

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

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Big Gee
Allotments Law & Communi...
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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NEWSLETTERS & JOB SUGGESTIONS for this Month

* 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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KOMBUCHA - KEFIR - BOKASHI - EMs

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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Big Gee
Re: Dandelion and Fennel...
August 09, 2017, 12:07:55 AM

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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Poppa Tommo
Re: Any spare grains?
May 22, 2017, 07:35:39 AM

EMs

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

: squirrel

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Big Gee
Re: Video Link for EMs
May 16, 2014, 12:46:40 AM

Bokashi

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

: squirrel

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scary crow
Re: What is Bokashi & ho...
February 23, 2014, 01:16:56 AM

The WEATHER

* Weather Forecast

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

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Talk about the WEATHER!

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

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scary crow
Re: The WEATHER where yo...
August 13, 2018, 08:56:32 PM

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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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scary crow
Re: Achocha
February 11, 2018, 10:05:05 PM

Vegetable growing questions

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

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Big Gee
Re: seed potatoes
July 05, 2018, 06:02:37 PM

Fruit Growing Questions (inc. soft fruits)

From apples to Kiwi Fruit all questions answered here

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Jasonofaskwiff
Re: Cherry tree help pic
December 18, 2017, 10:22:59 AM

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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Poppa Tommo
Re: mint
June 10, 2016, 08:11:48 AM

Flower questions

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

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Big Gee
Re: Delphiniums
July 20, 2016, 10:41:43 PM

MAIN FORUM MESSAGE BOARDS

General Gardening Discussions

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

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scary crow
Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODA...
December 10, 2018, 09:23:18 PM

: Growing Food - In The Future, Composting & Soil Management
Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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

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Jasonofaskwiff
Re: Is this scab or blig...
January 02, 2018, 02:59:55 AM

: Aeron Purple Star (Runner Beans), Pests & Diseases
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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aftermidnight
Re: Another bean story
October 05, 2018, 07:32:26 PM

: ALLOTMENT PROJECT, MONTHLY CHORES ('To Do' Lists), Starting An Organic ALLOTMENT Plot
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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Big Gee
Re: apples to cider
September 15, 2017, 11:57:01 PM

: Fruit Tree Rootstock Guide, Grafting Fruit Trees, Fruit Tree Pollination Guide, Fruit Tree Pollination Compatability Checker, How to Train Fruit Trees
Growing HERBS

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

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Poppa Tommo
Re: How to Preserve Fres...
August 23, 2015, 09:04:25 AM

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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Big Gee
Re: Bananas
June 08, 2015, 11:08:59 AM

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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Big Gee
Re: Sweet Potatoes
September 27, 2017, 12:04:56 AM

TOOLS of the Trade

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

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scary crow
Re: Broadforks
June 17, 2018, 10:35:05 PM

ALLOTMENT or COMMUNITY GARDEN START-UPS

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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Westheathdave
Tinkers farm Community G...
November 08, 2016, 07:40:04 PM

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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Big Gee
Re: Potato Weekend - Hor...
February 02, 2016, 01:01:39 PM

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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Westheathdave
Re: WHAT IS IT PLEASE
June 07, 2016, 04:27:41 PM

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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Big Gee
Re: Crediton's Annual Se...
February 20, 2017, 09:24:45 AM

: All about SEED SAVING
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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Big Gee
Re: Greenhouse accessori...
June 06, 2016, 02:22:21 PM

INTERESTING FACTS

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

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lottieguy
Re: runners
May 24, 2018, 08:20:45 AM

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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Poppa Tommo
Re: Cutting Debris netti...
May 30, 2015, 09:07:39 PM

Allotment & Garden WILDLIFE

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

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lottieguy
Re: Flatworms and spanis...
February 05, 2018, 03:48:20 PM

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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I LOVE BEES
June 16, 2018, 03:44:52 PM

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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scary crow
Re: Chicken breeds
August 11, 2018, 09:58:12 PM

: Keeping CHICKENS A Beginner's Guide
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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Poppa Tommo
Re: oxtail cooking
December 04, 2017, 07:18:48 AM

: WINE Making, Home BREWING, JAMS & Preserves, Recipe BOOKS & Magazines
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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Big Gee
Re: Fancy a good firesid...
February 27, 2017, 08:31:09 PM

: Online gardening book shop
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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Big Gee
Fife Council new allotme...
October 14, 2017, 04:42:19 PM

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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scary crow
packing it in
January 18, 2019, 06:49:44 PM