Latest posts by scroggin

Blight resistant tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 09:18

Looks like being a bad year for blight the weather conditions it will spread quickly. At the moment none of my plants have been affected. 

I grew Lizzano last year and no blight at all, it's a resistant variety, hope it can resist this year. Lots of potatoes grown on nearby allotments but so far it's not reached here.

Greenhouse setup any tool?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 13:06

I'm not sure why you think you need to keep turning the spanner? I would hold the bolt with a spanner and wind down the nut with a socket on a ratchet. 

Labrador rescues

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:48

So glad these lovely dogs are now living the lives that they deserve.

I commend you on the work you do, I only wish it wasn't needed 😞, it's so sad that such loving animals are abused in this way.

Keep up the great work you do.

Oops- Pumpkins spread!

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 18:26

Too late to transplant them, depending on how many pumpkins you want you can stop the plant once the fruit has set. 

They will trail up a trellis but the fruit will need separate support due to their size. 

Could you not let the plant trail on the ground over the edge of the raised bed.?

Amy ideas what's attacking wallflower !?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:56

Personally I wouldn't worry the damage looks cosmetic. You can spray with a contact insectiside, pyrethrum based ones are viewed as organic.

Some people use fly paper to trap the adult beetles but it's very difficult to eradicate them if they are present.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:41

Much quieter weather here, misty with drizzle first thing, sky brightening. 

Amy ideas what's attacking wallflower !?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:45

The small holes in the leaves look like flea beetle, they can decimate young seedlings it your plants look big enough to resist.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:16

Yesterday's storm have made a mess of lots of plants, from beans to sweetcorn all have shredded leaves to some extent, the hailstones were coming down for 20 mins. Luckily the fruit is under cages so didn't lose any berries.

Hopefully we'll get some settled weather to let the plants recover. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 18:43

Hi Zoomer, it was nothing like the scenes of devastation that the people in the North West suffered, we have been to Patterdale a few times and my heart goes out to the people there. For us it was just a case of bailing the standing water away in case further rain brought the level up.

The hail did create a scene of carnage on the allotment, it shredded lots of leaves but apart from some seedlings that were hardening off everything should recover.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 22:21

Sorry not to get back sooner, I live in Kent near Sevenoaks, just spent the last 2 hrs clearing water, the drains backed up and it came to an inch of the backdoor step. The outhouse which is lower had a inch and a half of water. Luckily most stuff is on shelves and the freezer was OK ☺. Dread to think what damage it did on the allotment.

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