Latest posts by scroggin

pet companions

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 17:47

Looking very relaxed Lily

pet companions

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 15:58

It was a bit blowy on Beachy Head this morning, Floss is having a bad hair day.

Growing Veg year on year

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 17:38

You can get a second crop of ' green sprouts' from cabbages if you cut the heart and leave the stalk in the ground but generally most people pull up the whole plant.

Good luck with your crops 😊

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 19:16

Seedlings are emerging in the greenhouse, so far lettuce and various brassicas are coming through. The onion sets in modules are sprouting well. I also sowed some more Rhubarb, I don't need any but it's so easy to grow from seed I can't resist. There are always other allotment holders grateful for a plant. One of the other plot holders was spreading out a groundsheet for his manure delivery, it had been folded up all winter, when we unfolded it there were 6 slowworms, we found a nice warm home for them in a compost heap.

direct sowing

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:04

Agree with everything Fairygirl has said. I'm on heavy clay too. There is one summer annual which doesn't seem to mind how it's sown and that's Nigella. I think it would sprout in concrete.

First Bluebell of the year

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 09:58

Always a delight on a walk when you enter a wood and you're surrounded by a carpet of blue. The wood anenomes are in bloom here, another gorgeous bonus on a spring walk.

First Bluebell of the year

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 07:50

We have some lovely bluebell woods within walking distance of us here, many are on the North Downs. While out yesterday on our dog walk we were admiring the profusion of new growth from the bluebells, amongst the mass of green there was a pair of flower stalks. This always seems to happen but seems even earlier this year.

Alpines online

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 07:42

As you live in London I would take a trip to RHS Wisley, they have a lovely alpine house and around the outside they have arranged numerous troughs so you can get an idea of suitable plants.

Often Wisley is prohibitively expensive but their alpines are good value in my opinion and they have a good range with knowledgeable staff.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 17:49

Beautiful start to the day but the clouds have come over now and the wind has freshened giving a definite chill to the air.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:39

Look forward to reading your posts Verdun, hope you don't have to wait long for a plot?

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