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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    A few dry days and what a change! Been chipping away slowly at things but after today it's beginning to resemble an allotment as opposed to a bog

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    And I must be doing something right as things are actually growing!

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    you appear to have a good crop of jacket coming on behind the strawberries...

    good work on the plot, it's looking good. can you get some woodchip or similar to cover the membrane, it'll look nicer and last longer
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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    you appear to have a good crop of jacket coming on behind the strawberries...

    good work on the plot, it's looking good. can you get some woodchip or similar to cover the membrane, it'll look nicer and last longer
    F1 grafted hoody hopefully at the end of next month I'll get some woodchip orderd

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    wood chip, wood chip and more wood chip, barrow tons of the stuff in.
    When it rots, put it in your beds and then repeat over again
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    Plague tree surgeons for the woodchip, sometimes they're just in your area and would rather tip out a load than take it back to base and have to store it.

    Wow, you've made brilliant progress, must be so rewarding to see how far you've come.

    I missed this thread before, but just wanted to say that some of the plots on my site are like yours. This time of year they're pretty much under water, but from Easter or so they tend to start drying out. The growing season is shorter up here anyway, and folk tend to leave things alone over autumn and winter and only start cultivating in late spring.

    Part of the trick is not trying to work (or even walk on, unless essential) the soil while it's waterlogged.

    My plot isn't as bad, but in a wet winter I can tip toe about the place picking PSB but that's about it. I gaze enviously at those who can do autumn/winter digging. ;-)

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    Like 1Bee I have missed this thread till now, if I had a garden like yours I would dig a deep hole at the middle of your highest boundary fence and run a trench from both sides into it fill the hole and ditches with stone chips, it would even work filling everything with wood chip, do the same at the lower end and down your paths all the soil you dig out can go onto your raised beds, and doing that does work as I have had to do that in the past
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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Things are beginning to dry out two of the four trenches are still holding a bit of water but that's their job!

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