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Latest posts by scroggin

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:52
Mowerman, I work in an industry where I wear gloves a lot and like you suffer from sweaty hands. What I use at work is a pair of latex gloves under the thick gloves, you can get them with a talc coating inside, simply throw these away after each use and it will keep your main gloves dry. It won't stop sweaty hands but keeps your main gloves for longer.


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:51

I feel your pain Dove, earlier in the year they stripped my purple sptouting broccoli, only bee waiting all winter for it to sprout


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:19
Like Dove says keep the plant happy and it should carry on producing, some varieties are more resistant than others. My Golden zucchinis have it but are still cropping heavily.


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:15
Morning all, beautiful here, lovely blue skies. Looks good for anyone going on a garden visit. Enjoy your day whatever you're doing

Talkback: Growing cucumbers

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 20:22
I've grown cucumbers next to courgettes for years and never had the cucumbers turn yellow, are you sure they are not over ripe? There is a variety of cucumber called Crystal Lemon that as it's name suggests yellow, but is ball shaped and ' hairy' so would be very obvious.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 20:14
Summer pudding using brioche, topped off with clotted cream, delish....


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:06
Just had the first sweet peppers of the year in a ' chilli prawn tagliatelle', very nice! To be followed by summer pudding, life is good.....


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 15:33
Are you sure they aren't plum tomatoes, my beefsteaks are growing normally.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 14:53
Chicky, you will love Wisley, its at its peak at the moment, the long borders are fantastic. Didn't spot Steve but didn't see his post about wearing a burgundy shirt till I got home just now!
If you want you can hire a motor buggy for your Dad, lots of flat walking if you don't fancy that. Plenty of places for a cuppa bit food is quite pricey, we took a picnic,lots of places to sit and enjoy the plants.
Hope everyone is having a lovely day, definitely be watering tonight after today's heatwave.

Savoys and Cauliflower

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:15
If you can get some well rotted manure or garden compost, dig this in this autumn, then in the spring give the soil a top dressing of lime and at planting time firm the plants really well and plant as deep as you can.

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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