Latest posts by scroggin

pet companions

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 17:38

 Floss admiring the view over the Dales

Gardening/Growing Vegetables at Home

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 17:01

Done, I agree with Dove, you're survey needs a couple of amendments.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 20:49

 Some pictures from the Yorkshire Dales near Ingleton. 

Watering veg

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 20:17

Are you in the UK? It's very late to be planting leeks if you are. They won't grow very much now as winter will be upon us soon.

Last edited: 05 October 2017 20:24:10

Dogs urinating on front garden

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 18:17

As a dog owner I have to accept that there are a lot of ' selfish' owners. But that simply mirrors society in general. I've had more than one ' mind your own business' confrontation when owners have blatantly let their dogs ' crap' and don't pick it up, in the same vein I've done the same with litter droppers.

Failed Butternuts!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 20:33

Strangely it's been a good year in the South of England, we had warm weather in the early summer and the plants romped away. We ended up with 25 ripe squash from 4 plants. In my experience squashes always take longer to establish and get going than courgettes, this year they got going much better than normal.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 07:27

That looks like a blackcurrant bush. 

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 18:18

Can you post a picture Julie?

Potato problems

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 18:16

The 'slimy' potato is most likely the original 'seed' potato. The small holes could be from wireworms or possibly keel slugs. 

You can apply a nematode control for these pests. It doesn't sound like you've done anything wrong, it's hard to know what pests your soil will hold. Wireworms are often a pest in newly cultivated soil so may not be such an issue in the future.

If you can post a picture of the damage then forum members should be able to help identify and suggest solutions.

The Charlotte potatoes will be fine to eat.

Can you identify this Chilli?

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 14:04

Looks more like a Bell pepper than a chilli pepper. How big is it in relation to a person's hand?

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