Latest posts by scroggin

Can I dig in manure in winter and then lightly lime in spring

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 12:08

This may help Aym280. Basically it helps to neutralise acid soils.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:49

Glad you're back home Zoomer, fingers crossed you don't get any more bites! 

Had a week in the Brecon's last week, really noticeable how much greener it was than down here in Kent. The weather while we were away was dry and hot but most things coped OK. Lots of marrow size courgettes to pick😄. 

Sweetcorn has done really well this year, full cobs and so sweet. The runner and French beans are slowing down now which is a blessing as the freezer is full and the neighbours have all stocked theirs too.

Time to start thinking about getting the plot ready for next year as the ground empties.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 14:36

Not had the rain that was forecast here in West Kent. Garden really needs it especially as another hot spell is on the way.

sowing seed for next year

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 16:45

If your garden has fencing around it you could try placing 'fence spikes' on the top to deter unwanted intruders. It's a shame that some cat owners have such an ignorant attitude towards their neighbours. There are a number of deterrents you can try such as chicken wire etc but they're all a bit ugly. If your neighbours are reasonable people you could mention the problem you're having but it's very likely that they won't care what the cats get up to.

Wisley flower show

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:40

Glad you had a nice time at Wisley,Bulkerb, I enjoy visiting there, always great variety. Were you tempted to buy anything from the exhibitors? 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 20:51

On a weeks holiday in the Brecon's and it's been raining non stop since mid morning😕. Hope we're getting some at home in Kent to help water the allotment. Forecast for better weather tomorrow😊.

Wisley flower show

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:46

Away on holiday but have been in previous years, really enjoyed it. We visited the gardens last weekend, we both thought it was a couple of weeks past its best with a lot of plants going over but still very enjoyable. 

Have a great time Bullet😊

Thorn proof gloves

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 19:51

Welding gauntlets, they protect your forearm too. They won't give you any 'feel' but will stop your hands getting shredded😊

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:29

Good luck with the allotment Verdun, like the idea a of a river in your garden too. On a walk today we passed a couple of beautiful gardens with streams running through. Very tranquil in the summer, I would be on edge a bit after heavy rain though!

Did lots of weeding on the allotment, picked more beans and courgettes. Dug up a couple of parsnips to see how they're doing, nice size and they smell so good😊.

Pulled up the first batch of sweetcorn, second batch should be ready soon. Butternut squash are starting to ripen, not a huge crop but happy enough with 4 fruit per plant.

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:42

Clamshell packaging😬, especially on items you may want to use straight from the shop. Most of it you can only with the use of a pair of scissors or can opener, not something I carry with me! I bought a car freshener recently, it was almost a military exercise getting it out of the packaging. 

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