Latest posts by scroggin

sugar snap peas

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:41

Most Sugar Snaps only grow to about 4ft max but send out lots of sideshoots and tendrils. I use either netting or pea sticks( trimmings from birch or hazel work well) it gives something for the peas to wrap around.

Sweet peas

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:34

Hi Lisa, you certainly will have a barrage of colour with 150 plants. It should be fine to remove the unwanted side shoots just leaving one strong central stem.

Gardener's World is back tonight at 8pm!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:57

Loved Beth Chatto's enthusiasm, it's been too long since I visited her garden.

pet companions

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:39

I have acquired a new slipper, I just need another dog for my right foot

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 13:13

Soil is still a bit too cold for direct sowing but have started some seeds off in the greenhouse. Summer cabbage, Brussels, calabrese and 3 types of Lettuce. Also started off my onion sets in module trays. 

Did some fitting of shelves in the shed, nice to be able to use it as a potting shed. Sweet peas are hardened off now so can go in once I've made a frame for them.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:16

Gorgeous spring day. Warm and lots of sunshine. 

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 15:03

A brimstone and a peacock today. Went to Hever Castle, beautiful in the spring sunshine.


Posted: 08/03/2017 at 17:23

I hate to blow your theory out of the water JG but I know a number of dogs who love bark chipping,they even eat the stuff!I can't see it deterring cats either as I've found their calling cards in the mulch beds!

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:12

That's a lovely picture Pete. Such striking birds.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 17:56

Heavy rain this morning then some bright spells followed by more rain. It's chucking it down now.

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