Latest posts by scroggin

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:49

I've seen cats regularly using lawns and paths as toilets, so you can cover all the bare earth and they will still defecate if they 'like' your spot😠. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:23

Thunder and lightning last night with some heavy rain, dull and misty this morning with a forecast for more heavy rain this afternoon. Ah well at least it will water in the nematodes I applied yesterday😕

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:48

First picking of strawberries and raspberries😃, applied the nematodes, ground is still damp and heavy rain forecast.

Plants are putting on lots of growth now, hope the storms don't give them too much of a battering😦.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:07

Hi Gardengirl, it's nearly a full time job at this time of year😊. You're right it always looks good just after its been done.

Plot is very nearly fully planted, got some Calabrese to plant and then it will be full. Got a packet of Nemaslug to try, going to apply it tomorrow evening as the forecast is for rain late on. Its been a struggle keeping the slugs at bay this year so I thought I'd give them a try.

Summer raspberries are ripening as are the strawberries so Eton Mess will be on the menu soon🍴.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 12:56

The best thing I can say about the weather is the rain is getting warmer😕. Starting to brighten now, rained most of last night and this morning. I've hardly used the watering can at all this year.

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:51

Great plants for pollinators, they're always swarming with bees in our garden.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 20:42

Made the most of a break in the weather to do some weeding. Strimmed the grass paths.

Lots of pest damage this year, mainly slugs and snails but flea beetle too. Most of the veg is growing well so it's been able to withstand the slugs in the main but there has been the odd casualty. 

Going to try nematodes for the first time, be interested to see what effect it has.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:33

Hi rose mummy, I feel for you, it must be so frustrating not being able to get started. 

As it's quite late in the year for clearing the plot why not get some cardboard, carpet or similar to cover the ground and to give you some produce get some large bags or pots and plant in them. Lots of stuff you can grow that way, I know you'll still need some help but much less labour intensive.

When you're back to full fitness you can start getting the plot ready for next year, doing small sections you'll be amazed how soon it takes shape.

Why has my rhubarb gone mad!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 15:34

My rhubarb has thrived this year, I think it's due to the cool and wet weather  conditions we've had this year. I would say your rhubarb will be fine to eat especially as it's an established crown.

Garden Visits

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 13:24

Lovely pictures everyone, I love visiting Great Dixter especially around August and September when it's a riot of colours. When I visited Sissinghurst around 3 yrs ago I was disappointed and I dislike NT's aggressive marketing. A local garden charges an extra £2 to visit when the bluebells are out😠. 

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Rhubarb from seed

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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