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Latest posts by scroggin


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:28

The only good thing about working away all week is finding how much everything has grown in the garden.

Tonights bonus is fresh veg from the allotment, on the menu tonight are carrots, broccoli and mange tout. With raspberries and strawberries for dessert.

Cane tops

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:09

If you know anyone who plays squash then ask them for any squash balls that get split, they're perfect for the job


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:15

Sweltering here. Took the family to the British Wildlife Centre not far from Gatwick, great to see the work they do there and you get close up and personal with the animals, especially the red squirrels who like to try and mug you looking for food.

Working away Mon to Fri and the rate of change in the garden is amazing at this time of year. Last week the mange tout peas were'nt even in flower, now they have 1" pods!

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:10

Cracking bowl of spuds No Expert. Love this time of year, from now to the end of the year its natures bounty in the veg garden.



Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:16

Sweetpea you can still sow quite a few things. Beetroot and carrots, lettuce, pak choi, winter radish, spring cabbage to name a few. You should still be able to get courgette and runner bean plants. Dwarf french beans can still be sown too.

Hope the weather improves for you to get out and enjoy your plot

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:26

I have had the same problem before, normally its early in the season where there is often a big fluctuation between night and day temps. I find as the weather warms it eases.

new allottment

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:38

I'm in the get it out by hand group. My experience is that after a couple of years of graft then even pernicious weeds like bindweed and horsetail become no more a problem than annual weeds.

Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:33

Allium where is Great Sister? I have been to Great Dixter and its wonderful but I've never heard of Great Sister

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:29

OL, do you know anyone who might have old net curtains. It makes a great insect mesh and will definitely keep out the Cabbage Whites

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:09

Bug killer will work, but so will removing the critters by hand. You can see the eggs they are the little green dots next to the caterpillars. Whichever you feel happiest doing OL.

Discussions started by scroggin

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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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 22:18

How many?

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 15:35

Strawberry Spinach?

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Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 16:57

Favourite gardens to visit?

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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 08:28

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 08:21

Favourite vegetable to grow?

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