Latest posts by scroggin

What is your weather like?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 10:41
Heavy rain overnight, sunny and warm this morning.

Heavy lifting

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 07:58
Hi posy, you could look at hydraulic scissor trolleys, they look like ' tea trolleys', brand new they range from ??200 but you might be able to get one second hand. They lift from about 12" off the ground up to waist level. Have a look out for machinery sales you might pick one up cheap.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 17:30
Dug over section of plot ready for peas and beans, dug a bean trench and filled with well rotted manure.

Seedlings - Greenhouse or Indoors?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:13
Hi Kay, they can certainly go in during the day at this time of year but probably best to bring them back in at night. Gradually acclimatise them and if the overnight temps are 8 degrees and above they can stay outside. Make sure the GH is open on hot days otherwise the seedlings will get too hot.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:06
Hazy sun, around 12 degrees. Better half has walked up onto the Downs to take bluebell pics.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:21
Started off with a trip to a local plant fair at Great Comp garden, better half bought some plants including an agapanthus and a lobelia. They have a lovely collection of mature magnolias which looked lovely in the morning sunshine. After getting home planted out onion sets on the allotment, really good roots on them after starting in modules. Did some more digging and weeded the flower border.

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 18:50
That's what I call a greenhouse! Fantastic space.

Moss problem on lawn

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:54
I have a problem with Moss on my lawn too, I have these thin green stalks growing in amongst them, think it's called grass, spoils the look terribly!!
Given up worrying about having a ' lawn' it's somewhere the dog can play without worrying it'll get spoiled.


Posted: 10/04/2016 at 07:29
I live in the South East and I will be sowing my parsnips in the next week or so, I have sown up to the middle of May in the past. Make sure you have fresh seed as old seed is normally not viable. They are slow to germinate and depending on the soil temp and conditions they will take 3 to 4 weeks to show.

Chili plants indoors

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:01
For the chillies I grow indoors I use a paint brush to hand pollinate. I remove flowers during the winter months but now the days are lengthening I allow them to set fruit and start feeding.

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