Latest posts by scroggin


Posted: 04/05/2016 at 07:21
It does happen, sadly more than people think. On our plot, about 2 yrs ago, everyone who had a shed had their power tools stolen, ie lawn mowers, strimmer etc. We know who did it because someone saw the culprit unloading his van with all the items, he lived just round the corner from the allotments. Unfortunately the police couldn't prove anything so nothing happened.

Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:41
a1154 I wouldn't plant daffodils in wild areas only urban sites as there is a concern that daffodil cultivars are hybridising with the native daffodil.

Blueberry Plant still sleeping (or dead)?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:30
It really needed to be ericaceous soil or compost, blueberries don't tolerate a lot of general purpose composts so you could retry potting it into ericaceous medium but it doesn't look too promising.

Blueberry Plant still sleeping (or dead)?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:55
What soil was the blueberry potted in, if the PH was too high then this may be the problem.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:07
Rigged up some capillary matting in a large gravel tray ready for going on hol next week. Glad the night temps are rising, it means I can plant out my Celeriac before I go. Placed debris netting over an old polytunnel cage ready for planting out my cabbages this week. Potted on tomatoes to 6" pots, will sow courgettes, squash and beans on Friday just before going to Snowdonia for the week.


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 21:28
The warmer weather has really brought out the scent from the wallflowers, they've been flowering for a couple of weeks now.They look lovely mixed in with the tulips

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:13
I'm going to sow mine this week, that way they'll be ready for the end of May planting. Even though I live in the South East we can still catch a frost in mid May.

the weed called marestail or horsetail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 07:20
Crikey 4 metres! I'd have hit bedrock by then. I have marestail on my allotment but it's not really an issue, at first it was very prevalent but regular digging and weeding has weakened it to such an extent that I hardly notice it. I agree with Hostafan that you won't ever be totally free but on my patch at least( and other allotments I've had) it's not a 'strong' weed.

Blueberries and watering

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 19:35
I've had to use tap water and not knowingly suffered any I'll effects, healthy bushes and good crops.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 16:32
Manure load turned up this morning, luckily he could tip it right next to the plot so not far to barrow. Looks really good stuff, absolutely packed with redworms. Will try and grow a couple of squashes on the heap this summer.
Strimmed the grass paths, with the forecast for warmer weather, going to sow some seeds direct tomorrow.

Discussions started by scroggin


First bluebell of the year 
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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Favourite gardening activity

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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