Latest posts by scroggin

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:40
Plenty of picking on the allotment, potted on wallflowers, ssweet Williams and perennial violas. Cut lots of sweet peas and some gladioli for colour indoors.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:36
Just potted on my June sown wallflowers, already 6" high, should be good and bushy by the end of Aug.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:32
Enjoyed a meal tonight which included runner and French beans, sugar snap peas, carrots and summer cabbage all fresh picked from the allotment.

Winter veg

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:27
You could sow Chinese cabbage and pak choi, still time to sow spring cabbage. If you can get some plants from the gc you could try savoy cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli. Lettuce and radish will grow quickly too.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 17:49
Hi Busy Lizzie, my better half took loads of pics, I will endeavour to add some to the Gardens thread over the weekend. It is one of my favourite gardens and its only 30 miles away so we should visit more often. Would recommend a visit without hesitation.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:26
Had a lovely couple of hrs at Great Dixter, just as gorgeous as I remember. Very reasonable prices at their nursery too which meant we had too buy plants we don't have room for. Hope everyone has a lovely day, lots to do in the garden but a cup of tea needed first.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:47
Lovely sunny morning after yesterday's much welcomed rain, sorry for all starting their hols, but it was much needed.
Off to Great Dixter in a while, haven't been for a few years so really keen to see what it looks like.

Pumpkin trimming?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:33
Restrict the amount of fruit on the plant, if you want big fruit then I would remove all but one pumpkin, make sure it is set before removing other fruit. It will also need lots of feeding too.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:06
Really glad of this rain at the moment, its keeping the neighbours cats indoors! Recently saw a man walking his cat on a lead, now there is a responsible member of the community, he had poo bags with him too.

Chili plants loosing flowers

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:04
Try pollinating by hand, I do this for my chillies and it works well, I use a small paint brush and go from flower to flower.

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