Zoomer44


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What can I grow under small apple tree?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:33

You could grow a few strawberry plants, they are shallow rooting and if you nip back any runners the patch won't become over crowded. Your first strawberry plants will be good for at least three years before needing to replant.

Bindweed

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:23

I"ve bindweed on the plot digging it out has been most effective. Were it grew back amongst herbs I dug up the plants and pulled the bindweed roots out of the herb roots and replanted them.


I find chemicals only work in killing the root in proportion to the foliage soaked above ground, so around a tree I allowed the bindweed to grow up individual canes until it started to produce flower heads then soaked the plant with a weed killer.  

sweetcorn struggling

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:05

They need to be in the ground. I risked putting them out a few weeks ago and with the hot sun they've put on at least a ft growth. 


Plant them in a shallow trench, then earth them up as they grow. The trench gives some protection from wind whilst the roots establish.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:08

GWRS. Now that is hot...


I'm thinking of entering the veg section at The Great Eccleston Show. Haven't done anything like that before and me thinks it could be a challenge. It's not till 6/17-Jul....I've peas, onions, rubard, gooseberries and some other stuff which might be good to go.


Do you think I could enter some chucney made 2 years ago...

Carrot Issues

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 23:36

I can't grow them either, sorry not very helpful...your pic made me LOL though......mine usually fork, and that's after ensuring there's no big stones in the bed...the best I've achieved was growing them in a deep pot and picking as mini veg...

Anyone else use freecycle/trash nothing?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:46

I've tried to give things away on Freestyle but it would have cost me to give!...


Offered a shed and said it would need collecting..all the responses asked me to deliver, same with a flat screen TV...I gave up.......I now have a car boot and if stuff isn't sold by lunch time, throw things in for free if people show an interest in an item...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:27

Didn't go to the plot today. Got lots of jobs done in the back garden. Picked my first strawberries...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:27

GWRS, enjoy your jollies. You'll no doubt come back to a lush plot with all the veg romping away......

Beetroot

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:08

I'm starting more stuff in modules this year. It's a learning curve put means there's stuff to plant out when other vegs are harvested.


Beetroot me thinks is an under rated veg, most have only eaten it pickled. I tend to steam it and make a cheese sauce but will now try roasting or eat with a salad.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 22:17

Hot and dry here in the NW, never thought the ground would ever dry out after the floods in the winter.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

 
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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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