Latest posts by scroggin

seed sowing

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:59

Hi GD, yes I start them off in modules in the GH and then move them to the cold frame as soon as they have true leaves. Normally they are ready for planting around mid September, I pinch out the tips when they're around 6 in high and get lovely bushy plants the following year.

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:19

For the past few years I have filled out a diary for all the veg on the allotment. It comes in handy when I get impatient to sow as I can look back and see what happened when things were sown early or late etc. Gives me a good idea of the timespan I have for sowing each type of veg.

I keep a similar one for all the flower seeds.

seed sowing

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:15

I've just sown some biennials for next year. Wallflowers, sweet Williams and Bellis. My wallflowers sown last year are just finishing and the sweet Williams are just breaking into flower. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:12

Hi Zoomer can you send some sun this way! Nothing to do on the allotment too wet n cold.

Lots of plants in the cold frame ready for planting but will have to wait until this weather changes.

Runner beans

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:44

Unless they were deprived of light they shouldn't have grown spindly? If you nip out the growing tip then the plants will shoot out from a leaf joint but growth will be checked

Once this winter weather has passed you can harden them off ready for planting in a week or so.

garden peas with no flowers

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:24

Like Kitty had said it may be early yet for flowers. I have found in the past that the plants are pretty much full grown before the flowers appear.

pet companions

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 15:42

Floss enjoying a snooze after her afternoon walk

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 11:51

Hopefully they will go out this weekend, waiting for the North winds to subside.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 11:45

Can't argue with that Plant Pauper, my apologies for assuming it was the English Lakes 

Glad you're having some sunny weather, I'd love to visit one day and do some hiking.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:33

12 degrees and constant drizzle! Glad nice in the Lakes though, such a beautiful place and even better when the sun is shining.

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