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Latest posts by scroggin

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:57

It should'nt affect the choices you have made OL but not all perrenials are consistently longlived, often plants listed as perrenials have a life span of only 3-5 yrs

Its worth 'googling' online, there is lots of info there, specialist nurseries will give advice but lots of general GC's list all plants the same, so you may buy a plant thinking it will be a permanent fixture only to find it dies within a couple of years

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:21

OL, wallflowers come in a large range of colours from deep reds through orange, yellows pink.

Sweet williams are similar to grow and are one of my favourite flowers.

Delphiniums are a good perrenial(just keep the slugs at bay)

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:13

Wallflowers are a great one to start with, good range of colours early in the season and fantastic scent.

Very easy to grow, they dont need a GH, I grow them in modules and pot them on once before planting them out in the autumn to overwinter.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:03

Very impressed with the service from Eagle Sweet Peas. I could'nt resist ordering my seeds for this years autumn sowing, I ordered online on Tues and they arrived in the post this morning.

I decided on the 'Staffordshire Collection', I am hopeless at picking colour combos, so this seemed the perfect solution

Lovely to have sweet peas decorating the windowsill once more.

Grass snake

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:47

Saw one last week, sadly not in our garden, but great to see none the less. We're lucky enough to have lizards and slow worms on the allotment. Fantastic bug hunters as a bonus.

animal problems

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:56

Depending on the size of your raised bed, could you cover with netting? I use 1" drainage pipe to make hoops and then drape safety netting over and secure with pegs.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:52

SweetPea, I hope your allotments are well out of the flood zone, I used to visit the Worcester area a lot, fishing the Teme and Severn, very  scary rivers when they are in flood!

Lovely rolling countryside and the only place in the UK I have seen an otter in the wild, a brilliant experience.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:36

Glad to see you in good spirits Mike, all the best


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:33

If you have room for them in GH/polytunnel I think you stand a better chance of getting a decent crop.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:25

I've never tried growing aubergines outside, I would say it's still early to have them outside. I would suggest growing them under cloches, at least until the weather warms up.

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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