Zoomer44


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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:28

Excellent photo's. I visited Savill Garden in September last year. I liked the themed area's for the four seasons. It seems there's something to see regardless of when you visit.

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:10

I've not seen what my allotments like in the summer but there's mares/horse tail growing in the plots either side of mine. I've just been digging it out and pulling any shoots which show.

Thanks for the tip about tree stumps.

I'm digging out the bindweed and where the grounds not been dug I'm going to grow it up canes to a reasonable size then treat it with roundup.

dizzylizzy sorry I can't really offer you any more advise about the mares/horsetail but would be pleased to hear any more suggestions for killing it.    

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 21:51

I tried Aldi again this year and the £1.09 bags are ok if you only need small quantities for potting on seedlings. Only a few twigs and I've had no damping off this year with it.   

holiday proofing the greenhouse

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 21:19

What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:47

I get GW but am thinking of changing as each year seems a repeat of the one before.

Also started to subscribe to Kitchen Garden at the beginning of the year, it a good read if you grow lots of veg. I can easily be drawn though to any gardening mag if the seeds on offer are something I'd like to grow so sometimes buy a random mag.

I've lots of veg/fruit growing books which are regularly referred back to but some are first or second editions and growing changes, now I tend to buy one's which are more specific, just bought two RHS books, one about propogation, the other on problems in the garden about pests and stuff.  

holiday proofing the greenhouse

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:54

I'de be inclined to set it up a few weeks before and have a trial run.

I put my pots in gravel trays and ask a freind to water every couple of days, she knows what to do now and how much to water.

The deal is she can pick as much stuff as she likes whilst I'm away and I leave a big bunch of flowers, nice bottle of wine and a few bottles of real ale on the kitchen table.

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:32

I've not sown mine yet, was going to do them at the weekend.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:30

Not seen any eggs yet on the fritillary but two more beetles this evening.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 22:19

Noticed two on my fritillary flowers yesterday...I thought they only liked lillies...I first noticed them at the beginning of this month, I'm in the NW, there were tiny holes on the lilly leaves.

I wanted to take some lillies to grow on the alloment as cut flowers so have segregated some in the GH.

How long should they be left and gone undamaged before you are sure there are no lilly beetles bugs on them or eggs in the soil?     

Onions and potatoes

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:49

No it's not to late to plant spuds, I've still to plant out the last of my 2nd earlies and main crop.

 

 

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Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Black spot on sunflowers...

 
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Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Blight in the GH...

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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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