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Latest posts by scroggin


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.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:10
Off to Wisley tomorrow, looking forward to the long borders, always nice at this time of year.
Just had summer pudding with fruit from the allotment, not good for the diet, but delicious.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 18:51
Growing ' Lark', probably a few days away from being ripe, cobs have swollen nicely so looks like we should have a decent crop


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:45
Yes, looks good. Has been a good year alround for berries and currants in the South East

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