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Posted: Monday 12 November, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:39pm in Gardening 2 comments Add your own

I'm trying realy hard to stick to my regime of cleaning the horse pasture. Four barrowloads on Saturday, same on Sunday and two today. I almost cried with relief when Chris said he'd be taking his three in at night soon. All bar two of the ten barrowloads went on to our garden - I know we'll have weeds but I hope that the hens will clear out at least some of the weed seeds. They certainly love the muck and do a brilliant job of breaking it down.

An article in the local rag this week gave me an idea, though. The article was about Tillicoultry Allotment Society getting planning permission to build a car park and fence in the allotments. It's been a real success story. The area used to be really run down but a new committee has transformed it - all 42 plots are taken and there is a waiting list of 19. Anyway, the article gave the Secretary's phone number so I gave him a call and he's coming down on Thursday with some others to get some horse dung for the allotments. The deal is they shovel it into the trailer and we deliver it. Sounds good to me!

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bonnie

Saturday 17 November, 2007 at 4:22pm

Wish I had a way to get some of that to Brooklyn!

Claire sent me. Perfect timing. :D

Alan

Saturday 24 November, 2007 at 11:18pm

All bar two of the ten barrowloads went on to our garden - I know we'll have weeds but I hope that the hens will clear out at least some of the weed seeds. They certainly love the muck and do a brilliant job of breaking it down.

I am fighting a terrible Bermuda grass infestation that developed from a big truckload of free horse manure which did wonders for my garden. No umixed blessings it seems.

I really like your blog.

.....Alan.

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