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Latest posts by scroggin

Growing fruit & veg for the first time

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:53
You can grow carrots, Autumn King is a good variety for this time of year, swede, turnip and Kohl rabi. Chinese cabbage and a variety of salad crops all can be sown now. There will be lots of plants on offer in the GC so look out for courgettes, cucumbers, beans and winter varieties of cabbage. If you like calabrese there is still time to sow these too.

Parsnip Failure.

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:38
I think it depends on the weather after sowing, last year it was warm and germination was very good, this year it turned cold and brought germination down.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 17:23
Sowed dianthus and wallflowers for next years display. Planted out calabrese on the allotment. Forecast is for high winds on Mon and Tues so making sure things are tied down

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 23:03
I couldn't see the attraction of the cocodama, it looked 'messy' and a lot of trouble, I much prefer a standard basket. Still enjoyed the program and very jealous of Monty's numerous greenhouses.

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:36
They might have rotted or mice may have paid a visit. I start mine under cover in an unheated polytunnel and plant out when hardened off. There's still time to try again.

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:02
As gardening attracts people from all backgrounds and age ranges, I wondered what are our favourite things involved with gardening. For me it is cultivating plants from seed,be it veg or flowers. There is always that air of hope and expectation, sometimes followed by failure and frustration, but always delight in seeing a plant grow to maturity from seed. My better half has a great eye for design and is a keen photographer so for her its designing the garden to create a feast for the eyes.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:41
Without some sort of legislation this problem won't be resolved. Speaking from a personal perspective I welcome the idea of all cats and dogs having a DNA tag so that any fouling can be traced and the owners fined accordingly. It's not a perfect solution but would help tremendously. As an animal lover I feel we have to be responsible for our pets, unfortunately it may take the threat of fines and prosecution to 'wake' up some owners.

Seed sowing.

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:24
Unless you're sowing seeds on an industrial scale I can't see how they help.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:22
Planted my runner and French beans on the allotment, tidied and weeded polytunnel and some more weeding on the allotment. Sowed some perrenial flower seeds and put fleece barriers around carrots to keep out carrot fly

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:09
Oops, I meant last ' years' ...

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 10:56

What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 20:06

Rhubarb from seed

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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:16

Allotment flowers

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Last Post: 27/05/2014 at 19:54

Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 21:19

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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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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