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Latest posts by Zoomer44

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:47

It would appear I'm one of the 'out crowd' as I was never invited in with the 'in crowd'.

That is appalling Verdun to be asked to disown a particular member publicly, can't image anyone who posts on here who deserves that kind of treatment, if people are not happy with a poster they can post direct to the people who run the site.

Like you Pam, I joined the forum several years ago and like the easy way we can interact with like minded gardeners. I don't go on face book or twitter.

If this site does close and you find a good one do post me a PM would be happy to join you and that goes for anyone in the out crowd. And on that note I'll put on my coat.   

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:18

Nearly fotgot, my first tulips appeared today. A dwarf mix variety, some have three flowers, not at all like traditional tulips, quite dainty and ever so nice. Will check out the Spring Sweethearts thread and make it my mission this year to learn how to post pics.  

Lost and found in your garden

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:00

I'v some lost plants not yet found, a hosta, I know where it was planted and last year it did put out a few leaves but it's not there now, couldn't find it when turning over the soil. I've two more in another part of the garden planted as bare roots last year but the grounds swallowed those up too.  Also lost a 'Bleeding Heart'. Three were planted but only two coming up this year and one of those is a little reluctant.

Have at least four prs of secatuers, the shed eats those. Bought a pink handled pr but they are already lost and likely not to be found until the shed gets it's next clear out.  

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:35

 Now if I told you that Sam, I'd have to shoot you either that...or... I'd be shot down myself

Not caught up on todays events but it wasn't very pleasant yesterday, I was thinking of taking a break from the forum. Don't think posters realise the impact these negative intersctions are having on poster who just come on site to talk 'gardening'.

Seems, there are quite alot of issues  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:14

Visited big brother this morning. He's had his spuds in the GH for weeks and they were romping away, so on the strength of that, bit the bullet and planted the first spuds of the year, two bags are tucked up now in the GH. Onions also went out with a small space left for leeks.

Potted up lots of seedlings and planted out cornflowers which were begining to get a bit pot bound. Very productive day.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:38

Lovely day here, in the NW. 

Aintree in Liverpool was baked in sunshine.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:44

Been to the races, not at all like you see it on the telly. A 1st and 2 seconds helped make the day memorable. Romped home 2nd in the National with an each way bet.

On the way home had a meal and cocktails in Ormskirk.

tattianna - The Red Arrows once flew over an afternoon bar-be-cue, I went to on a NATO base in Dusseldorf to welcome the troops back, if I remember correctly,  from Kuwait and then joined the bar-b-cue after landing, another memorable day. 

 

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:39

Is there anything wrong with double digging in mushroom compost to improve the soil and providing a good base for new plants, happy to be wrong  but did that with a clay bed and plants are now thriving.

Carrots in tubs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:44

If you plan to just grow a few carrots in tubs with your gran-daughter they do well just in multi purpose compost. If all the seeds are sown at once, thin out the emerging seedlings because the carrots won't have room to grow under ground and will compete against each other. 

Wait till it's a little warmer and sow an early cropping variety, these will germinate outside and produce mini carrots which can be picked and scrubbed before cooking. Not huge but they'll be several inches long.

Carrot root fly isn't a problem if sown in pots and picked small.      

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:19

 Geoff - you could be deleting for days -

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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