Latest posts by scroggin

seed sowing

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 16:27

Yes GD, Bellis seem to be a slug magnet, the more mature plants seem to survive better but I always lose a few😬. Shame about the Wallflowers, I love the scent, I sympathise, my stepdaughter has similar problems with scented plants.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 15:38

Planted butternut squashes and sowed Verbascum and Delphiniums. 

seed sowing

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 13:06

Hi GD, I sow them in trays and then transplant into 3" pots to grow on until they're about 8" tall ,at which point I plant them to their final position. I do the same with Wallflowers and Bellis. 

seed sowing

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 09:38

This is a small bed of Sweet Williams that were sown last June, just coming into flower at the front of the allotment, there are about 8 to 10 plants so you can see that they bush out nicely Guernsey D😃.  Apologies for picture quality in order to post I have to take a 'screenshot' of the picture on my phone's gallery. Hopefully by the time they're in full bloom the site will allow files over 1mb😕.

Soil Meters

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 11:48

I've got the same model and it gives a good reading for moisture. Like Ladybird says it's better to use a soil testing kit rather than a monitor. 

All monitors need regular calibration if they're to be trusted. The easy way is to check your meter against 3 preset soil types, ie dry, moist and wet. If it gives a corresponding result you can have confidence in its readings.

New pond this mornings visitor

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 11:36

Lovely sign of Summer Zenjeff😃. We're waiting for the dragonfly larva to emerge in our small pond.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:58

Bright and sunny start with showers forecast for later.

Do you think it is too late to pop some sweet corn seeds in the veg patch?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:49

If they get a good start they should be fine, Sweetcorn will continue ripening through into October so there is plenty of time. A lot of plants are slow starting this year due to the mixed weather we've had in the South.

If you can sow a faster maturing variety like Swift that should help.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:09

Beautiful start to the day, off out soon with the dog before it gets too hot for her.

Whats eating the cabbage??

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:57

Sounds like slugs or snails.

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