Latest posts by scroggin

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:51

Great plants for pollinators, they're always swarming with bees in our garden.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:42

Made the most of a break in the weather to do some weeding. Strimmed the grass paths.

Lots of pest damage this year, mainly slugs and snails but flea beetle too. Most of the veg is growing well so it's been able to withstand the slugs in the main but there has been the odd casualty. 

Going to try nematodes for the first time, be interested to see what effect it has.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:33

Hi rose mummy, I feel for you, it must be so frustrating not being able to get started. 

As it's quite late in the year for clearing the plot why not get some cardboard, carpet or similar to cover the ground and to give you some produce get some large bags or pots and plant in them. Lots of stuff you can grow that way, I know you'll still need some help but much less labour intensive.

When you're back to full fitness you can start getting the plot ready for next year, doing small sections you'll be amazed how soon it takes shape.

Why has my rhubarb gone mad!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:34

My rhubarb has thrived this year, I think it's due to the cool and wet weather  conditions we've had this year. I would say your rhubarb will be fine to eat especially as it's an established crown.

Garden Visits

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 13:24

Lovely pictures everyone, I love visiting Great Dixter especially around August and September when it's a riot of colours. When I visited Sissinghurst around 3 yrs ago I was disappointed and I dislike NT's aggressive marketing. A local garden charges an extra £2 to visit when the bluebells are out😠. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 12:09

Good weather for slugs here😕


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:25

Never heard of that, I rotate the crop and lime the soil, I always grow my own plants from seed so that I don't import clubroot. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:45

Rain, rain and more rain. No gardening today😞

Shed questions

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 18:06

It's only cheaper to build your own if you already have the tools. I have a shiplap wooden shed which is still going strong after 20 yrs. If you go for good quality and install on a good base it should last for years. 

Help with id please

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 13:45

Can't see any pictures? 

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