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Latest posts by Zoomer44

pineberry/white strawberry?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:48

I agree square foot, were's your sense of adventure Lilylouise and marshmello 

I planted out some at the end of last year, they've come through the winter well. Sowed both pine-berries and white ones from seed, not sure which are planted out as the label went a miss but will know when they start fruiting, I'm assuming if  white they'll be similar tasting to alpine strawberries very different to strawberries we grow with runners which need nothing added, I add sugar to alpine strawberries and let then marinate for a few hours.

I suspect white strawberries are an acquired taste, pine-berries are supposed to taste like pineapples, you might need to suck it and see square foot...  

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 23:44

No probs, can put them in the GH 

A-Z TV gardening

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 20:29

clogherhead. I do the same with soap, it needs to be a bit gooey to dig your nails into though but stops muck getting under them and a nail brush on your nails takes away all the muck on top.

I've cooked Sunday dinner when no one would have known I'd been in the garden.

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:58

Geoff. Haven't started mine off yet but checked them today, they've been kept in damp compost over winter, they look healthy, a couple have shoots and I've two tubers bought in February from the GC. 

I plan to grow them in a trough, reading your reply, would it be ok to plant them in a trough in April and move the trough into the shed if there's a frost.

Space is limited indoors as veg seedlings take priority although at present there are few, by the end of April the back bedroom will look like an oasis  

GARDEN RELATED ....

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:27

I'm potting up or sowing seeds in the GH at present when it's raining but then catch up with gardening progammes on iplayer or go through the natural history programmes, I like David Attonborugh, not quite gardening unless you own Kew Gardens or a house in the jungle .

Like Bev, I''m trying to plan what to grow and where to plant it. GH plan has changed several times, I'm trying to decide what to grow in the GH bed which isn't a tomato, there's space for 9 plants, decided on what to plant in 7ish spaces.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:07

Only reached about 4C here. We had light snow, it was so light I had to go outside to check it was snowing. 

Did some potting up in the GH. The neighbouring allotment was a hive of activity today, a newbie said hello through the fence, which was friendly.

There look to be some poor cultivated plots this year, was thinking of asking the chair of the committee if anyone wants to share a plot although I believe waiting lists are long but heard you get priority if you live nearby, I'm 5ft away

BEST OPTION

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:23

In the main I found, compost, I bought last year was poor quality, it was more luck  than design that the occassional bag was good quality, so, thought ahead and made most of my own compost for this year.

Mine is a small garden with only three veg beds and a couple of flower beds so was able to store enough leaf mould and had space for a bin of horse muck to happily rot down over last year. This went on the veg beds in the autumn and along with spent compost from a failed Xmas spud crop which has been used to mulch the flower beds, what's in the full darlek will be for pots.

I'd advise a mix of bought and home grown compost.

Good luck with what you've bought.     

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:31

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:27

Loppers with extending handles, great for reaching the neighbours climbers as they start to creep over the fence, a pair of pink handled secateurs, only pair that have never been lost, and a new favourite, I've just bought a seed sowing kit from Wilkinson's with dibber, seed disperser, fine sieve and a little thingy which you lower seedlings into compost with.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 23:29

Just watched GW on iplayer. Enjoyed most of the programme but it all can't appeal to everyone. Liked Monty's raised veg beds and recycled path, nice to see Nigel and the stray  chicken running across the camera's view .

Looking forward to Beachgrove.

  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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A vote of confidence....

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