Latest posts by scroggin

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 07:08

Beautiful morning here in West Kent

1st Slow worm of 2017 ?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 16:00

Such beautiful creatures, we have them in our compost heap, not seen any yet this year.

Getting paving slabs cut to measure

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 16:37

While it's true that using an angle grinder isn't difficult ( 30+ yrs experience), if you're unsure and haven't used power tools much it's a safer option to get someone else to do it. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 20:26

Etive Mor still had snow in places when we there in 2015 in June. The best snowslide I've ever done was in Chile, they had created a chute, you went that fast that you needed to use an ice axe as a brake. Lots of wipeouts, they don't worry too much about H&S out there!

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 19:41

Bum sliding down a mountain sounds like a great idea Fairygirl, saves all the wear and tear on the knees. Withdrawal symptoms after seeing your pics, roll on June for our week in Glencoe.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:16

Hi Rosemummy, are you sure they're seed trays and not gravel trays. Seed trays all have holes in the bottom for drainage. If yours don't then you need to drill some holes in the bottom.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:57

A couple of hours on the plot this afternoon. Some more work sorting the shed, made another shelf and placed hooks and tool clips. Sowed some Leeks and Rhubarb and planted shallots in modules, all placed in the greenhouse. Planted out Autumn sown sweet peas on allotment.

sugar snap peas

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:41

Most Sugar Snaps only grow to about 4ft max but send out lots of sideshoots and tendrils. I use either netting or pea sticks( trimmings from birch or hazel work well) it gives something for the peas to wrap around.

Sweet peas

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:34

Hi Lisa, you certainly will have a barrage of colour with 150 plants. It should be fine to remove the unwanted side shoots just leaving one strong central stem.

Gardener's World is back tonight at 8pm!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:57

Loved Beth Chatto's enthusiasm, it's been too long since I visited her garden.

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