Latest posts by scroggin

rambling rector

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:10

Mine is in flower now and has been for about a week. It's not a long flowering period, maybe 2 to 3 weeks but it's worth it for the scent alone.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 08:56

A very wet dog walk this morning. Horizontal rain and none too warm.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 08:41

Great news Rosemummy and good that it has a framework already. Still plenty of time to get a few crops going this year

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:30

Sorry Philippa, didn't mean to steal your thunder, but you're so right, they're fabulous creatures.

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 17:55

Haven't grown broad beans this year but the salads are doing well, Little Gem, Lolla Rosso and Iceberg lettuce, first early potatoes, radish and Spring onions.

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 17:48

Saw one a couple of weeks ago, our Border Collie spotted something in the long grass by a pathway and a couple of seconds later a beautiful, large grass 🐍 came into view.

First time allotmenter

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 16:16

Do you have water on the site, if not this will limit what you can grow. It's quite late in the season so if it was me I would strim the whole plot and then just concentrate on enough of the plot to grow a few items this year.

Work out what you like to eat. No point in growing stuff that you don't like. Try and get hold of some manure so that you can improve the soil over the autumn/winter. 

If you like fruit then prepare an area for this, the autumn is a good time to plant various fruits.

Don't try to do too much at once and then that way you'll keep motivated.

Lots of info on this site so dig in and have fun.

Good luck

Magpie's waking me up

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:45

The quickest and easiest solution as Clarington says is a comfortable pair of ear plugs. If you look online you will find pairs that are specific for sleeping in.

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 16:59

Tootles, they're best when picked young. If beans have set then it's fine to remove the tops. 

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 14:40

Your plants look really healthy Lisa, you're going to have a fabulous display this year.

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