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First day on the allotment...

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:05

Well done zoomer......huge satisfaction though eh?  Not too bothered about seeing the  evidence of all your hard work...it's clear how much effort you put in.

Digging over when the ground is a bit drier makes sense..  Bramble roots usually aren't too deep and, with a stout pair of gloves on, it's surprising how much of them you can pull up from a single root.  Personally, brambles aren't the most difficult weed to eradicate.

 

I just could not wait any longer!!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 08:56

Doesn't feel right yet either.  Sowed seeds of,hordeum jubatum and sweet peas ..already through.

But I am the most impatient person....everything has to be started ASAP.  Used to sow veg seeds of all kinds sometimes in mid feb.  Got away with it most years too    However, it is well known......later sowings will catch up and often overtake the too-earlies.  

.......the urge to sow too soon is strong tho isn't it?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 08:47

Morning everybody

No storm here but lots of heavy rain.  Mild for now but freezing temps in the overnight outlook.....brrrrrrrrrr   Just 4 degrees or so tonight 

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:17

Vine weevil evil :-(

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:14

Jess, I bow to people like Dove who are very caring and knowledgeable about the Countryside.....I try to be too though......but I think using Provado is safer than some are saying.  Used in moderation and for specific issues it serves a very good purpose. It also enables us to protect our valued plants.  

If we don't use the occasional chemical we will have caterpillars eating everything, vine weevils destroying fuschias and slugs and snails eating everything else.

  I usually try the organic way first....slugs are always hand picked.....Heucheras dug up and washed amd soil cleared.....peas fleeced for pea moth and carrots for fly.  

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:04

Agree.  Heck, WE aren't 100% organic.  My wig is 100% nylon, my false teeth are plastic and my false eye is made'of glass.  Oh, and there's my wooden leg which is made of plastic 

Ooops!  I'll get my coat 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:00

How nice to see Fairygirl back. 

Its been a pretty good day here today.....fair bit of warm sun at times.  Been dry....my underpants fit to wear now after a couple of hours on the line. 

I think wet weather is coming again but not just yet it seems.

Got some perennials in 9 cm pots today but, wow, how the prices have soared.  They are now £2 49 each.  Last year they were 6 for £10.  Tried to seek out a deal but the new manager at the GC says his hands are tied. Will pot on tomorrow.  

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:47

For me, yes.  It is enough if you put supermarket peelings, etc in your compost for,you to call your decomposed produce organic.  

Why worry about the theory of it all?  Where else,would you put your peelings etc.?  The air, the water and most everything else is not purely organic.  When your compost heap is properly rotted down the result is as good.....as organic...as anything else.

I grow organically.......no artificial fertilisers and "organic" ways of protecting my crops like fleece, companion planting, etc.  However, in mpc, bags of dried manure, and the like there is an artificial element in them.  

 

when to prune this fuschia hedge

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 09:29

Fuschias grow  wild down here in Cornwall Bill.  We are all experts in growing them here......the hardy ones are indestructible.......

Right......off with my dog and its  sunneeeeeeee 

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 09:23

You could install a watering system Jimbo.  Why not ask at your GC about this?  I dont think they are too expensive but once installed that's it.  You are set for future years too. 

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