Latest posts by scroggin

Non toxic spring plants and bulbs for dog

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 17:35

She won't be a puppy for long, it's a lot easier to train her not to eat the plants rather than make your garden ' toxic' free. Of course it takes some vigilance at the beginning but it's worth the effort.

Which blueberry bushes?

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 16:36

Trehane Nursery have a large selection and would be happy to give advice. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 11:37

Pulled up sweet corn from one of the raised beds and weeded it so that it will be ready for Autumn onions and broad beans. 

Beans have finished but courgettes still producing and toms in GH going strong. My outdoor variety Lizzano got blight, first time in 3 years. Had already had a huge crop so wasn't too disappointed. 

We had been leaving some surplus veg on our front wall for neighbours to take. Came back from a walk yesterday to find someone had thrown a punnet of tomatoes into the road😡. 

I.d please

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 20:00

Himalayan balsam, it's an alien invasive species and causes huge problems especially along riverbanks.

Anyone use Wolf Garten multi-change tools?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:17

I checked the fit on my Wolf multitool, all 3 head attachments were the same. Basically there is @2mm axial movement and a small amount of radial play. However I wouldn't say the fit is loose as the 'spigot' is around 100mm long. Due to the spring loaded locking device I couldn't discern a ' rattle', the heads probably move backwards and forwards along the spigot but it doesn't affect the tools performance. 

Wildlife photos

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 08:59

 Couldn't find any wildlife pics but we have a few of these gorgeous beasts too Fairy. The local Wildlife Trust uses them and hardy breeds of sheep to graze on specific areas to encourage wildflowers such as orchids etc. 

pet companions

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:27

 " It wasn't me" . She hadn't actually been naughty, OH had given her a box with a treat inside as a game. I couldn't resist taking a picture of her " innocent" face.

Are these sloes?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:00

It's been a good year for hedgerow fruit here in the South East, sloes included. Hopefully you can find some Blackthorn bushes nearby.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 20:08

I think Adam Frost's numerous Gold's at Chelsea show that he has something worthwhile to pass on to the rest of us. He also worked with Geoff Hamilton in his early years. 

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Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 19:33

You may well be right Leadfarmer. I agree, it is a shame if that's the case, because like you I enjoyed the sections on GW at his garden.

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