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Wildlife photos

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:36

Gorgeous birds Sheps.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:31

That looks a better call than mine Sheps. I'd be made up to see either of them. The Great Northern Diver is my better halfs No.1 wishlist bird.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 19:25

I would also get yourself some reference books for reading on dark winter nights. Charity shops are a good source of books aimed at allotment gardening.

Harvest 2017

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 18:50

 Some of this year's squash harvest. 

Harrogate flower show 9/17

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 18:33

Thanks Lori, great pics. Some amazing veg on show.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 18:23

Maybe a black throated diver? 

Allotment diary.

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 16:32

Blueberries need acid soil so you will need to test the PH first, they need 4.5 to 5.5. Don't worry if it's too high, they grow very well in pots of Ericaceous compost. Try and water with rainwater aswell.


Posted: 18/09/2017 at 15:13

If it's ripe it will store for a couple of months at least. You can leave it on the plant until the first frost's if you wish. When you do cut it make sure you cut as much stalk as you can, around 2". This will stop stem rot getting into the pumpkin.

Store it somewhere cool and frost free.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 13:57

Agree with Obelixx. Also don't worry about getting everything done in the first year. If you're new to veg growing, then choose a small selection of the veg you like to eat and prepare enough ground for that. A greenhouse and a couple of cold frames are invaluable for starting off tender veg like courgettes and sweetcorn indoors ready to plant when the frost risk has passed. Keep a diary of what and when you plant, it will help you to judge the best planting times for your climate in future years. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 13:45

To be honest Gina, I just think it's been a good year here in the South East. It was the same variety Hunter that I normally grow, most years I get 3 to 4 squash per plant, this year I got 25 good sized squash from 4 plants. 

The weather early in the year was warm ,so the plants got off to a good start. Plenty of water and occasional feed with tomato fertilizer. 

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