Latest posts by scroggin

pet companions

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 17:53

 Floss making sure we don't go anywhere without her knowing by sleeping on her mum's foot. 

Upload images?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 14:14

At the top right hand corner of the message box you will find a camera icon. If you click on this it will take you to your browser where you can upload from your pictures. 

This site seems to have a limit on the file size that can be uploaded. Under 2MB and it should load ok, as most modern phones and cameras produce bigger files, you will probably need to reduce the file size.

If it's the correct size then a progress bar will appear along the bottom of the message box, showing that the picture is uploading.

Hope that helps.

Sweetpea Advice Please

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 13:21

Fairygirl, the reason I mentioned Eagle was more for growing advice. They give a good straight forward guide on their website. They do supply a good range of seeds aswell, but as you say, so do many others..

The dreaded 'C' is back

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 07:26

Best wishes Mike

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 20:26

Hi Geordie, welcome to the forum. Look forward to hearing about your plot.

Sweetpea Advice Please

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 19:07

I can recommend the Eagle Sweet Peas website. It gives a comprehensive guide on how to grow sweet peas. They're regular Gold Medal winners at Chelsea etc so they know a thing or two.

Digger bees

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 18:57

Such a shame you felt the need to do it Steve. I can't see what harm they could do, but I do know how beneficial they are for our gardens.

Sweetpea Advice Please

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 17:07

It's always worth doing a staggered sowing if you want  to prolong the season. Autumn sown plants should be flowering by late May ( in the South of England) but will run out of steam sooner than spring sown plants.

At this time of year the seeds will germinate without the need for heat. Mine are sown at the end of October in a cold greenhouse, they normally germinate in 2 to 3 weeks. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 16:58

Strimmed the paths on the plot, hopefully it will only need one more trim before the winter. Planted some Autumn onions sets, variety Electric, in a raised bed. 

Will sow some broad beans in a raised bed at the end of October. Greenhouse is empty now so I'll give it a good scrub before the winter.

Digger bees

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 07:41

A bit disappointed that people feel the need to eradicate beneficial pollinators. Only the females can sting and they very rarely do. We have loads in the fields and gardens around here, fabulous, industrious little creatures. We should be doing all we can to encourage them.

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