Latest posts by Zoomer44

Foxglove in pots

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:28

Just to add, they will need support by way of a cane if growing in a small pot or best kept in a sheltered spot, out of wind if not supported.

Whats wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:20

I have a similar problem on an apple tree. I've picked off the leaves, it's on dwarf stock so relatively easy. 

Can the tree be reinfected next year if there's another tree nearby with the same problem though?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:55

Must go to the plot this weekend. I've been to water GH every other day , I''ve come to far now to miss watering. 

Weeds seem to have slowed down after summer equinox so the plan is to weed under veg and fruit which is now growing vigorously. I sowed some rows of radish which have now germinated. Was going to try sowing chard and Pak Choi direct.

Happy growing everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 19:21

Just got back. Don't think there's ll  be much fruit or veg making it  to show. There isn't one straight rubarb stick, the one cue resembles a letter 'c'......  toms not even near going red..,.could go on...

Stuff is either ready now or so small, a miracle growth spurt is needed....... there's always next year ... ...showing is clearly harder than it seems...

Happy growing everyone 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 14:33

 The weathers been alot kinder here. Been away for a few days but plan to go to the plot later to water.

There are some spud varieties resistant to blight, I'm trying Sarpo Mira as a main, for the first time. Orla is supposed to e a blight resistant, 1st early.

Do spuds split for the same reason toms split, they are from the same family?

Making compost

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

No I only have a hand shredder for correspondence so  burn mags and junk mail on the plot and spread the ash with muck in the autumn.

Would sawdust be OK to store veg in over Winter. Slightly off topic but I'm growing squash and pumpkin. I don't have room to store them at home. I was saving the sawdust to pack around stored veg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:23

Sorry to hear you've had such poor weather Scroggin.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:47

Been this morning before a welcomed down pour.

After the longest day weeds are supposed to grow less vigourously unfortunately my weeds haven't read the same book......I  try to keep cleared ground hoed but it's a continuing battle.

Two apple trees with fruit have had their June drop, I'll be lucky to get a couple of pies between them... one has black spots in it's leaves... any idea's what it is...

Happy growing everyone.

Making compost

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:07

Thanks for the replies. I have a couple of bags of sawdust, possibly about 10 bags of leaves, can get coffee beans and will try to get more cardboard.

I left the lid off one bin and it has started to dry out, the hot weather we've had has helped.

I can also get lots of muck, would ths icount as a brown.

Making compost

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 23:31

I've always been able to make pretty good compost in a reliable darleck at home but it's proving more difficult on the plot. 

I'm producing more green stuff to compost then brown. I've 6 darlecks, a pallet bay and a leaf bay. 

How do other posters compensate for the lack of brown stuff.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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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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