Latest posts by scroggin

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

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:15
Lovely pics of GT Dixter, went there a couple of weeks back, couldn't load my pics so glad you have put some on Punkdoc.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:56
Looks like a young pumpkin to me Ryan, it should change shape as it develops. Keep it well watered and fed and it should be fine

Pumpkin problem

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:04
It often happens early in the season when there are fewer pollinators about. As it is still happening you could try hand pollinating to see if that helps.

Discussions started by scroggin

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

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Gardens and Parks with Autumn colours

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Wish lists

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Late ripening? 
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First bluebell of the year 
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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Stihl strimmer recall

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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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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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