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Latest posts by scroggin


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 21:12
I bought 2 from Lidl 2 years ago, unnamed variety. The first year I got good pollination but the birds snaffled them all. This year I protected them in a fruit cage and had a bumper crop of large sweet berries. I have them in pots in ericaceous compost.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:12
I have a choice of old fishing jackets and walking gear too, don't like wearing wellies so I wear old walking boots. Lots of outdoor shops do end of line bargains, worth looking out for. I use an online company called Sportpursuit, great range of gear and some good bargains

How do I find a gardener?!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 21:55
Lots of great advice for free on the internet including this forum. If you're looking for a garden designer I'm sure someone on this site can help if they know what area you're from.
If you're happy to do the graft yourself then its fun building your dream garden yourself.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:39
Fresh carrots, cabbage, runner beans and sweetcorn. I've got some ghost chillies ready too but scared to try them


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:31
First sweetcorn of the year for me, absolutely gorgeous, so nice to pick it straight from the allotment and be eating it 10 mins later! Looks like a bumper crop this year

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:52
I grew the ' Staffordshire' collection from Eagle seeds, very impressed, lovely scent and a nice selection of colours .

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:33
Never heard of that, can't see they would taste very nice

New turf lawn with fox and cat problem!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 21:11
Fox poo in my garden isn't white, and the cats poo on our lawn too. Wish I could add some miracle cure but nothing seems to keep the cats off, the fox poo isn't a major issue as it doesn't happen too often, but the cats are doing their business every night.

Parsnip problems

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 18:36
When you say ' hard' do you mean like a carrot or has it gone harder? When parsnips get large the centre can become woody but the outer should be fine. I parboil mine for 5 mins then roast in the oven for 30 to 40 mins.

Winter allotment

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:13
Most of the traditional winter veg has a long growing season and would have been sown in the spring, or parsnips, leeks, celeriac etc. You can grow things to mature early next year such as spring cabbage, broad beans and autumn onion sets. If you have a greenhouse or polytunnel you can grow winter salads

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 12:12

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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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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