Latest posts by scroggin

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 10:30

Hi Joyce, normally I grow Sweet Williams as a biannual and discard after flowering, as a trial I left some in the ground and left them to grow for a 3rd year, they are about 2 weeks ahead of last years sowing. I trimmed them back after flowering and they've made good strong bushy plants.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 10:16

 First blooms from the Sweet Williams.

Kale new leaf growth is dark

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 06:41

Glad to hear your plants are doing well. You'll soon be enjoying fresh Kale.

Greenhouse roof

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 20:41

I see what you mean Carly, I've never seen one like that. There maybe something on the market that will fit over the ends of the ribs which would hold back the glass. The one problem with using any kind of sealant is that you won't easily be able to remove the glass if you want to.

Greenhouse roof

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 18:38

I have put together a few aluminium greenhouses, normally there is a small ridge along the bottom of the roof line where it meets the side wall. The last pane of glass should butt up against this. If you have a different design then there should be some way of stopping the glass sliding down, the clips would probably hold it but there will be some form of retention for the glass.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:35

Lovely sunny day here. Planted out 2 rows of Celeriac. Lots of weeding done, sowed some more Spring Onion, carrot and radish direct on to the allotment.

Veggi patch

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 12:30

My allotment is on heavy clay, in order to give direct sown seeds a chance I take out a drill then fill with seed compost and sow into this. I do have to guard against birds attacking the young seedlings so I use cloches of debris netting. I do start a lot of things in modules aswell, normally to get a head start on the weather.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 07:19

Lots of weeding to do today, hopefully get time to plant out celeriac. Beans, sweet corn and courgettes are hardening off, should be ready to go in next week.

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:15

If your soil is fine and loose it pays to firm it before planting, one way is to tread the ground before planting. 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 19:24


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