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Latest posts by scroggin

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 17:04
Hi Gardengirl, if you like cabbage there is still time to sow spring cabbage for planting out in Oct. Things like lettuce, pak choi are quick maturing. In warm soil even time for French beans.
Purple sprouting broccoli and winter cabbage plants will be available in GC's.

Which plant or Veg are you?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:52
Well at work I often feel like a mushroom, " kept in the dark and fed on ....".


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 08:39
Morning all, warm and overcast here in Kent. Just had the first blueberries of the season on my breakfast cereal. Hope everyone has a nice day

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:53
Saw a young 'Brock' crossing the road on my way to work last week, lovely to see as sadly I see so many casualties on the roadside .

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:22
Very much the case in the south of England, too much abstraction, cormorant predation, signal crayfish to name a few have had a massive effect. The huge elver runs are a thing of the past too. Our rivers may be cleaner but they aren't healthy!

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:52
Unfortunately for the otter our rivers, for various reasons, no longer support the fish life that they used to, especially eels which were a major part of an otters diet. They've descended on commercial fisheries and ponds where the pickings are easier.
The upside is they have driven out the mink in some areas as the otter is now the apex predator.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 14:53
Very cute Busy Lizzie, for anyone in the Surrey area I would highly recommend the British Wildlife Centre, you get really good views of the animals especially at feeding times. I've had Red Squirrels going into my coat pocket looking for food.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 14:30
Thanks guys, I have compressed the pics so will try again later.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 09:37
Only ever saw that once, truly a lovely sight

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 09:24
Dove, I used to work at a large oil refinery on Essex and on more than one occasion I saw brown hares in the middle of the running units! Made me do a double take the first time I saw one!

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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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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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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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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