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Latest posts by scroggin


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:06
Just had the first sweet peppers of the year in a ' chilli prawn tagliatelle', very nice! To be followed by summer pudding, life is good.....


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 15:33
Are you sure they aren't plum tomatoes, my beefsteaks are growing normally.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 14:53
Chicky, you will love Wisley, its at its peak at the moment, the long borders are fantastic. Didn't spot Steve but didn't see his post about wearing a burgundy shirt till I got home just now!
If you want you can hire a motor buggy for your Dad, lots of flat walking if you don't fancy that. Plenty of places for a cuppa bit food is quite pricey, we took a picnic,lots of places to sit and enjoy the plants.
Hope everyone is having a lovely day, definitely be watering tonight after today's heatwave.

Savoys and Cauliflower

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:15
If you can get some well rotted manure or garden compost, dig this in this autumn, then in the spring give the soil a top dressing of lime and at planting time firm the plants really well and plant as deep as you can.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:10
Off to Wisley tomorrow, looking forward to the long borders, always nice at this time of year.
Just had summer pudding with fruit from the allotment, not good for the diet, but delicious.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 18:51
Growing ' Lark', probably a few days away from being ripe, cobs have swollen nicely so looks like we should have a decent crop


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:45
Yes, looks good. Has been a good year alround for berries and currants in the South East

Need help with Kale problem

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 18:10
If you have a builders merchant nearby you can make frames for netting using flexible water pipe, I use debris netting as it doesn't tangle. Keeps the butterflies off my crops

chilli peppers

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:41
Thanks Hostafan, I will try and persuade my BH to go. It's only about an hour from here.


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:58
How did you prune the summer fruiting canes? They fruit on last years growth.

Discussions started by scroggin

Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 12:12

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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