Latest posts by scroggin

Insects of the day

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 14:30

 A Fritillary? Sunning itself on the North Downs.

Have I been wasting my time?

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 12:21

I have to net my currant and blueberries but raspberries and strawberries aren't touched! I think it depends on your local environment. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 08:08

They've definitely got the gardening bug Fairygirl, they have grown 7 different varieties of toms aswell as peppers, chillies and cucumbers in their greenhouse. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 07:42

Thanks for the recipe Raisingirl, I will pass it on to her

Harvest 2017

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 21:09

Thanks Dove, I think it's a fantastic effort for 2 novice gardeners. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 20:37

 My niece sent me this picture of her harvest from her greenhouse today. It's only the 2nd year that she and her fiance have been gardening! They have real enthusiasm for gardening and it's great to see their efforts pay off. She's going to have a go at making some homemade ketchup as they have so much fruit.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 18:09

Thanks Fairygirl, I'll put that on my list when ordering my seeds

Parsnip problems

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 17:40

Was there any manure added to the soil? Other than being a bit more awkward to peel it doesn't impact on the condition of the root. I normally leave my parsnips for the winter months and enjoy the other summer veg that's in abundance. They will improve in flavour after being subject to some frost.

Harvest 2017

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 16:45

 A nice little picking, carrots and calabrese with sausages for dinner tonight. Maybe blackberry and apple pie for dessert?


Posted: 27/07/2017 at 16:41

 Best year in a while for blackberries, 20 mins picking from brambles on the edge of the allotment. Loads more still to come

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