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Latest posts by scroggin

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:14
I bought some blueberry plants from Lidl 2 yrs ago, unnamed variety, after reading about needing different varieties for cross pollination I wasn't sure I would get fruit but I have had a great crop this yr, there maybe other bushes growing close by but none in the immediate vicinity. I did follow the advice on ericaceous compost and grow mine in pots. They taste much sweeter than shop bought ones .

Cats

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 18:41
You assume I hate cats, I don't but I do object to irresponsible owners. I love dogs too, if I had the time to look after one I would have one.
Am I not allowed to express an opinion, I haven't advocated any methods that are harmful to cats and the worst I do to cats I see iny garden is frighten them off with a child's water pistol.
However I would be grateful if cat and dog owners made sure they cleaned up after the mess they leave. If you let your cat roam then basically you don't care what it gets up to.
I often walk a dog for a friend, I arm myself with poo bags and dispose of it properly, as I mentioned on an earlier post I saw a man walking a cat on a lead, so it can be done just takes a bit more effort.
It's not the biggest worry in the world but surely I'm allowed to be annoyed if me or the missus puts our hand in cat poo!

Cats

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:40
It was Northern Lass who said that people who object to cats defeating in their gardens should all live in tower blocks surrounded by concrete, is that not insulting...

Cats

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:30
Well said Charlie. Having any animal as a pet is a privilege, not a right and as such comes with a duty of care, both to the animal and the effects it has on the wider community.

Cats

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 21:02
I think we should follow the example of some other countries and make DNA tagging compulsory, that way when a cat or dog defeated outside of its owners control then it can be traced and the owner fined.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:13
Planted out some purple sprouting broccoli and winter Savoy's. Managed to get out between the showers, still very dry under the first couple of inches.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:23
Absolutely pouring here, tried to put on pics of yesterday's visit to Great Dixter but got a message from GW saying there was a tech issue at the moment. I'll try again later Lesley. If we get a break in the rain then I've got cabbages to plant on the allotment.

Cats

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:05
So I should take a chill pill when a young child gets I'll because of the thoughtless behaviour of others, I don't think so! Natural hazards are out of our control, other people's pets should not be our responsibility.

Last night's Gardeners' World - Elizabeth.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:06
Watched it again this morning, humbled and inspired at the same time. I love her enthusiasm and delight in her gardening, as Dove said no feeling of sadness watching her at work, one of the best clips I've seen on GW.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:40
Plenty of picking on the allotment, potted on wallflowers, ssweet Williams and perennial violas. Cut lots of sweet peas and some gladioli for colour indoors.

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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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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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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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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