scroggin


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 17:53

Brilliant GWRS.๐Ÿ˜Š. I definitely don't have anything worthy of the show bench but it's nice to have fresh veggies now. Cabbage, Calabrese and sugar snap peas with our dinner tonight๐Ÿ‘.


Runner and French beans will be ready next week. Really noticeable how much growth with the warmer settled weather. 

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 10:08

Funnily raspberries are the only fruit the birds don't attack on my plot, they have stripped the currant bushes before I netted them and take a share of the strawberries but seem to ignore the raspberries .

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:45

Warm and muggy here in Kent. With warm dry weather forecast I'm hoping the veg will put on a growth spurt. 

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:38

Overall it's been a strange year, some things doing well and others struggling but for me I've had a great crop of raspberries, we've been picking for 3 weeks now and they're just coming to an end, loads in the freezer ๐Ÿ˜Š. 

Nature/allotment gardening

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 21:07

I have slow worms on my allotment and I can say I've never had any problems with them getting trapped in the netting. I use very fine mesh called debris netting. I'm not as generous as Pansyface and if I go to the effort of growing fruit n veg I want to eat as much as I can.


However I do have extensive areas of bramble, nettles and mixed shrubs n trees around 3/4 of the plot plus old logs and stone piles to give fauna a sanctuary.


I guess it depends on your philosophy but there's always more than one approach.

Last edited: 15 July 2016 21:08:33

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:44

I have the green netting. Another additional item for your shop could be ' tent pegs' for securing the netting, likewise cable ties, all these items are noticeably cheaper when bought in bulk.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:04

It certainly diffuses the wind, it stopped a massive hailstorm from ripping my fruit bushes to shreds anyway. It's the best netting I've come across by far.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 16:20

Another idea for the shop could be rolls of debris netting. Not everyone wants a 30 or 50 metre roll, but if the shop sold it by the metre it would work out very cost effective. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 12:55

On my previous allotment site the shop did good deals on compost and fertiliser. It's also handy to have bamboo canes and netting. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:09

Our Border Collie has developed a taste for raspberries, she's 10 months old so this is her first summer. While we're picking the raspberries she helps herself to all the ones at knee level๐Ÿ˜„.


Climbing beans are doing well now, should be picking both runners and French next week.


Good luck to all entering their produce at shows.

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