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Latest posts by scroggin

Growing sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:36
They might have rotted or mice may have paid a visit. I start mine under cover in an unheated polytunnel and plant out when hardened off. There's still time to try again.

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:02
As gardening attracts people from all backgrounds and age ranges, I wondered what are our favourite things involved with gardening. For me it is cultivating plants from seed,be it veg or flowers. There is always that air of hope and expectation, sometimes followed by failure and frustration, but always delight in seeing a plant grow to maturity from seed. My better half has a great eye for design and is a keen photographer so for her its designing the garden to create a feast for the eyes.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:41
Without some sort of legislation this problem won't be resolved. Speaking from a personal perspective I welcome the idea of all cats and dogs having a DNA tag so that any fouling can be traced and the owners fined accordingly. It's not a perfect solution but would help tremendously. As an animal lover I feel we have to be responsible for our pets, unfortunately it may take the threat of fines and prosecution to 'wake' up some owners.

Seed sowing.

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:24
Unless you're sowing seeds on an industrial scale I can't see how they help.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:22
Planted my runner and French beans on the allotment, tidied and weeded polytunnel and some more weeding on the allotment. Sowed some perrenial flower seeds and put fleece barriers around carrots to keep out carrot fly

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:09
Oops, I meant last ' years' ...

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:09
Logan, I don't anymore but it was last Yeats seed so used it up. I use an online company that is a fraction of the cost of most and so far the results are really good.

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:41
Just planted mine, Armstrong and White Lady. They did well last year. Better germination with Armstrong than White Lady, both last years seed, but White Lady was T&M!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:16
Time for a couple of hrs on the allotment, beans to plant and weeding to do, then off to our local village fete.

What is this flower please

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:21
They readily self seed so if your neighbours gardens have any then its likely that they've come from there.

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 10:56

What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 20:06

Rhubarb from seed

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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:16

Allotment flowers

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Last Post: 27/05/2014 at 19:54

Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 21:19

New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 22:18

How many?

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 15:35

Strawberry Spinach?

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Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 16:57

Favourite gardens to visit?

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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 08:28

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 08:21

Favourite vegetable to grow?

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