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Latest posts by scroggin

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:50
That's what I call a greenhouse! Fantastic space.

Moss problem on lawn

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:54
I have a problem with Moss on my lawn too, I have these thin green stalks growing in amongst them, think it's called grass, spoils the look terribly!!
Given up worrying about having a ' lawn' it's somewhere the dog can play without worrying it'll get spoiled.


Posted: 10/04/2016 at 07:29
I live in the South East and I will be sowing my parsnips in the next week or so, I have sown up to the middle of May in the past. Make sure you have fresh seed as old seed is normally not viable. They are slow to germinate and depending on the soil temp and conditions they will take 3 to 4 weeks to show.

Chili plants indoors

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:01
For the chillies I grow indoors I use a paint brush to hand pollinate. I remove flowers during the winter months but now the days are lengthening I allow them to set fruit and start feeding.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 19:27
Added a rain capture to the GH and piped it to a water butt, we have water at the end of the plot but I need rainwater for the blueberries. Attached some metal eyes to the cold frame lids so I can hold them open on warm days.
Sowed some rhubarb seeds and potted on some tomatoes.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:07
West Kent Lantana, stopped raining about 2pm here!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:38
If it stays dry in Kent I can take credit, I fitted a rain capture to my allotment GH and connected it to a water butt. As soon as I finished it stopped raining!!!.


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:59
Jacks Magic ??3.49 for 60l at my local GC, buying a few bags while it's on offer.

Cats in my garden

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 08:18
Be careful of the toxic effects of Jeyes Fluid, if you do use the tea bag method it's advisable to place them in a sealed container with holes in the top, this still allows the smell to permeate but won't endanger wildlife.


Posted: 07/04/2016 at 20:15
The local GC is selling Westlands Jacks Magic for ??3.49 for 60l, so far impressed with its texture, time will tell on results but its much finer than Wickes own brand which I normally buy.

Discussions started by scroggin


First bluebell of the year 
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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Stihl strimmer recall

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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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