Latest posts by scroggin

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.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:33

Hosta, I think you're right about the main shows as they're often crowded spaces which is unnatural for most dogs. However at large gardens such as Wisley I don't see an issue if they're kept on a short lead.

I've visited a number of gardens which allow dogs and never seen an issue. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:44

Hi Gardengirl, it will be on the plot. Not sure if the first batch will have survived because I was forced to apply during the dry, cold spell! 

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:59

Thanks Dove, what a great idea. My better half always has her book on British flora on the go, looking up plants we see on our walks.

Rotting courgette

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:29

Do you have room for growing the courgettes outside? Much easier then for a range of pollinators to find the flowers. If not then follow Dove's advice and it should be fine. 

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:24

My brother and some friends are going today so it will be interesting to hear how they get on and what their thoughts are.

Can only hope that constructive comments are listened too, not much that they could do about the weather and being the first show then it will have been a learning curve, however next year you would hope things will be better.

Having said that I'm not convinced that some organisers open their ears to suggestions. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:07

Not too much wind damage fortunately, still quite early in the season so climbing beans weren't yet in full leave. Nice drop of rain so I will apply my second lot of Nemaslug.


Posted: 07/06/2017 at 10:52

Sorry to hear you're going through such tough times. Buster looked like the best of companions, it's so hard when they pass but try and take comfort in the joy you brought to each other. 

Scaffold Debris Netting - does it block the sun by very much? Other options for birds?

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:38

I use debris netting for my soft fruit bushes such as red and black currant and gooseberries. Strangely the birds don't bother with the strawberries or raspberries so I don't need to protect them. 

It certainly let's in enough light and because it is such small mesh I have never had a bird caught in the netting itself.

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