Latest posts by scroggin

Young tomato plants falling over ?

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 08:51

Hi Jamie, the pot size sounds ideal. I use black buckets from Wickes, £1 each, all you have to do is drill some drainage holes in the bottom. When Fairy says that they don't need 'cossetting' I think she's referring to the fact that they don't need constant fussing over.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 08:21

Lovely pictures Fairy

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:21

Hope you're having a lovely time GWRS, it's a lovely part of the world. Fingers crossed for your plants.

We've had a few showers but it's barely wet the surface. Planted out calabrese, Brussels and spring onions that were sown in modules. Sowed some more carrots and beetroot in raised bed. Runner beans sown indoors, canes put up along the bean trench.

Bluebell delight

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:29

They really are beautiful Keenie, we're lucky too in having some lovely Bluebell woods nearby. Here in Kent they're just starting to go over but should still look good for a week or so. The Woodland Trust is doing a survey where they are trying to get a picture of the state of our Bluebell woods, you can enter your area on a map to help with the survey. 

Kale new leaf growth is dark

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:20

The kale plants look fine. Sometimes the young growth has a purplish tinge, it will grow out as the leaves mature. It looks like you also have tomatoes in the same bed. It's too early to plant outside in the UK, for outside tomatoes it's best to wait till late May/ early June. They are very small to be outside. You may be able to save them by repotting and bringing back inside, if not buy some more closer to the end of the month and make sure they're hardened off before planting.

Young tomato plants falling over ?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 07:58

The ants won't eat your plants but they do 'farm' aphids which can be a problem and their nests in the soil can disturb the plant roots so it might be worth putting some powder down if you have a nest.

Not sure why your friend has asked you to grow tomatoes for you if she will be gone all summer, by the time she returns they will be finishing? 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 07:06

Some overnight rain here in Kent. Overcast and mild this morning.

Newbie saying hello

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 18:44

Hi Glenis, lots of knowledgeable and helpful people on this great forum. Hope to see you posting on the allotment thread .

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 18:24

Glad you've had some rain Gardengirl, hope it carries on to us here in Kent. We're on clay here and I'm glad I got the plot dug earlier as you'd need a jack hammer to get through it now! How is your shed coming along, I love mine, great to have space for tools and also as a potting shed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 17:05

Lots of weeding done, bought new canes for runner and climbing French beans. Potted on leeks, used plastic drinking cups with holes drilled in the bottom. Still no rain, though we're promised some tonight​! Spring onions in modules are ready to go into raised bed, hopefully tomorrow.

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