Latest posts by scroggin

What's wrong with my tomatos?

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 19:25

Unfortunately that is blight. If it's spread through most of your plant then I'm afraid there's no way back. You can salvage some of the unaffected fruit and ripen indoors but you need to dispose of the plants, don't put them on the compost heap.

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 18:44

Whatever they do won't stop the hold ups at the M25 take off. I've travelled along there more times than I care to mention, what happens is that the impatient bomb down the outside lane, then dart across at the last minute, causing everyone to brake. 

What's this squash?

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 15:34

You might need to reduce the size of the picture file that you've tried to upload. Generally it needs to be less than 2MB.

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 15:29 

Hopefully this will open, it should allow you to scroll through the section where they're requesting signatures.

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 15:24

Oops, thanks Hosta. It's linked to the main RHS site. I'll try again.

Wisley under threat!

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 15:14

There are plans to widen the A3 alongside RHS Wisley. It would mean the possible loss of a number of trees and acreage of the garden.

There is a petition which is trying to lobby against this proposal


They're aiming at 50,000 signatures.

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 09:27

You can't beat a homegrown tomato straight from the vine while it's still warm. Must say I do like Gardeners Delight but it's all a question of palate

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 07:29

Hi Giddy, it looks like a handy tool to use but I think you should be able to find similar examples that are free. I just keep a diary and try to use standard crop rotation as much as is feasible.

The RHS website had lots of information on growing fruit and veg and of course this forum and site can provide this too.

Sweet Corn Questions

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 19:15

What variety are you growing? 

Bare Soil & What to Sow Now

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 19:04

There isn't much that you can sow now which will mature before the winter. With luck you may just get a harvest of fast growing crops like Chinese cabbage, Pak choi possibly turnip, radish. 

However there a number of crops you can sow/ plant now or in the next few weeks that will overwinter to produce early crops next year.

You may be able to find some spring cabbage plants in GC's, they will give spring greens in April and produce full hearted cabbage in early June.

Autumn onions sets planted in Sept/Oct will give you a crop in June. Some varieties of Broad Beans and Peas can be sown in Oct/Nov they will crop in May/June. 

Under cloches there are varieties of lettuce which will survive the winter and give an early crop.

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