Latest posts by scroggin

Please help me identify these plug plants!

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 16:12

They look to me like they're in the order you have listed.


Posted: 10/06/2017 at 12:34

Have you thought of using nematodes?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 12:38

Applied the Nemaslug and Nemasys, nice wet ground and it's drizzling now

Brussell sprout newbie advice

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 12:33

You're welcome Sam, good luck and hopefully you will get a good crop.

When does the radish season finish

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 20:19

On my 3rd crop, will sow my 4th this weekend.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 19:13

Just heard from my brother who went to the show today. They had a great day, no problems with the traffic and the weather was better than expected. He said the show had a nice relaxed feel, less busy than Chelsea.

Broad bean

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 17:46

Are you sure that it's blackfly? I only say that because after the flowers are pollinated they naturally turn black before falling off. If you have blackfly it will be all over the top of the plant, especially the tops and normally accompanied by ants which are farming the aphids. 

Brussell sprout newbie advice

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 17:39

Normally Brussels would be planted by now but they've probably still got time to catch up. They're still quite small, are they in a seed tray or pots? I plant mine out when they're about 6" high. They do best in ground improved with compost or manure( normally done in the autumn) and a top dressing of lime in the spring. 

The one thing Brussels need above anything else is firm ground otherwise they may not form tight sprouts. Plant them deep, up to the first leaves, and firm the ground around the base really well. Even then they may need staking as they are tall plants which catch the wind.

Finally try and net them to stop devastation by pigeons and caterpillars.

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Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 14:10

Obelixx, I'd love to be able to take our dog to Wisley too. Alas I don't see it happening any time soon.. We live near Hever Castle and it allows dogs everywhere in the gardens, no problems with dog mess or problem behaviour.

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

 Sorry for the blurred image, a bit windy on the hill, one of the highlights of our walk to the Polling station. Along with Spotted and Pyramidal, this Bee orchid brightened the journey.

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