Latest posts by scroggin

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:27

Anything more than a single tool pouch just gets in the way! I used to have to wear a small personal respirator on a belt when working in hazardous areas. It was always getting in the way. Like others have recommended I use a bucket, £1 builders version from Wickes, make good pots for toms too if you drill some drainage holes in the bottom.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:15

Took the strimmer over to the plot and gave the paths a trim. Picked the forced Rhubarb, always nice to have a crop to pick at this time of year

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 19:55

Planted some first early potatoes in 40l tubs,3 in each. Don't bother growing them direct as keel slugs devastate the crop.

Seedlings are starting to emerge in the greenhouse, lettuce and various brassicas up. Gave the fruit bushes a top dressing of BFB and dug up the last of the Swedes and parsnips. OH wants a wildlife pond on the plot so she's dug a hole to fit in an old wheelbarrow body.

Forced Rhubarb is ready so we'll be having crumble tomorrow

pet companions

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 19:41

Looks like he's doing the washing up Logan. Floss decided the best place for her afternoon siesta was her mum's seat!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 07:08

Beautiful morning here in West Kent

1st Slow worm of 2017 ?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 16:00

Such beautiful creatures, we have them in our compost heap, not seen any yet this year.

Getting paving slabs cut to measure

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 16:37

While it's true that using an angle grinder isn't difficult ( 30+ yrs experience), if you're unsure and haven't used power tools much it's a safer option to get someone else to do it. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 20:26

Etive Mor still had snow in places when we there in 2015 in June. The best snowslide I've ever done was in Chile, they had created a chute, you went that fast that you needed to use an ice axe as a brake. Lots of wipeouts, they don't worry too much about H&S out there!

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 19:41

Bum sliding down a mountain sounds like a great idea Fairygirl, saves all the wear and tear on the knees. Withdrawal symptoms after seeing your pics, roll on June for our week in Glencoe.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:16

Hi Rosemummy, are you sure they're seed trays and not gravel trays. Seed trays all have holes in the bottom for drainage. If yours don't then you need to drill some holes in the bottom.

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