Latest posts by scroggin

Brightened up a traffic jam!

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 18:52

A few years ago I saw one on the back of a Highway Maintenance truck which read " We've been making jams since 1978". 

Brightened up a traffic jam!

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 18:26

 While stuck in traffic today we noticed this companies security notice on the bottom right door.

Potatoe in barrel unsuccessful

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 14:01

I think the rotten potatoes may have been the original tubers. You talk about the recent rain, but it may have been the lack of it during the growing period that has caused poor crops. Potatoes are thirsty and hungry. Did you water and feed during their growing period? 

Too late for pumpkins?

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 09:36

I agree with Raisingirl. You've got nothing to lose and pumpkins can stay in till the first frosts. Give them plenty of feed and maybe restrict the plant to one or two fruits. 

Grey eggs on kale and broccoli

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 21:38

Stephanie you can use a standard hand sprayer, 'blasting' just means directing the jet directly at the aphids. 

How big are the holes in your leaves? Flea beetle attacks younger plants and you get small holes but it isn't a serious problem on mature plants. Slugs and snails will also make holes but obviously they'll be larger.

Allotment plot

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 18:17

Sounds good James, good luck with your endeavours.


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 17:11

Turnips grow much faster than swede, they might get a bit woody if left to get too large. My Swedes are only just starting to swell but by November they'll be ready and will stand through the winter, can't beat swede mash with butter and black pepper.

Grey eggs on kale and broccoli

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 17:06

Looks like grey aphids to me. Rather than spray with chemical try blasting them with water.


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 16:37

Who told you to wait for frost's before picking turnips. Most turnips have white flesh and are best picked young, size between a golf ball and a tennis ball.

Parsnips have yellowish flesh and can be left on the ground for the frost to improve flavour.

pet companions

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 16:21

I think we should have named her 'Happy', she's always smiling when she's out on a walk

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