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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Veg to sow in February...

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:45

I'm beginning to get sowing fingers so have begun to plan this years veg plots...what to grow...where and when... so went through last years garden diary. Looks like the only veg which survived an early sowing were pea's early onward and brussels...sown at the end of February. 

March was a far more successful month with toms, chillies, peppers, mangetout, sugar snap and purple podded pea's, sown in the first week of March and going on, with the exception of peppers, to produce bumper early crops after the fab warm Easter we had.

All the pea's went out into the GH on 17th March hard to believe now.

What did other posters sow, that was successful...

"My Reviews"

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 20:27

I'm in the 1237 review club too

Lawn Problems

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:46

Keep mowing... I had loads of dandilions in my lawn... and they grew back even after a re-turf... tried ever chemical known to man to get rid of them but it's been regular mowing which cured the lawn, along with a weed and feed in Autumn and Spring.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:18

I've also decided on a new strawberry patch. Bought four new varieties at the weekend and have one already in the garden whch grows runners, along with two apline varieties. You can never have enough strawberries

I'm also thinking of more pots of flowers and I might even dig up more of the lawn to make another flower bed, haven't yet decided.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 23:06

Wet and windy here. 

Another fence panel looking like it won't last the night. On Saturday I contacted the owners family of next door to discuss replacing all the panels, offering to pay half of the cost for replacement and do the work, he sounded very plesant but wanted to think it over and contact his daughter who owns the property, said he'd get back Sunday...when there was no call, I'm thinking here we go...a dispute over the fence...

Had a call back this evening...said neighbour had visited the property over Christmas whilst I was away and was making arrangements to replace it and cover the cost, as we are both responsible for the fence I'll cover half the cost but how nice is that, she hasn't lived there for over 2yrs

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 19:35

Dull, grey skies and cold here, not shed cleaning weather, so it was a trip to the GC in search of some Red Duke of York spuds, mission aaccomplished and they were cheaper than Wilkinsons. Also looked round the sale section and bought 6 plants for 50p each. 

The fruit cage sounds a good plan.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:50

Very nice David. I haven't as many but they are about the same...makes a mental note about watering...

Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:33

My eye sight mustn't be as good as it was,  it possibly did go a pale pink at the end of the summer but the change went unnoticed, I checked the picture which came with the plant from greenline and it looks white, must have been taken at the beginning of the summer and not the end

Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:40

 My Lavatera, Barnsley has white flowers with red centre's, it's a semi evergreen shrub. Flowers June to September not had a problem yet with it self seeding.

What's special about gardening In your county?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:06

Know what you mean about Christmas tree's Bunnysgarden. Drove through South Lakes and the edge of Grizdale today. Scenery is fabulous in Cumbria but it was sad to see forests with tall conifers grown tightly together and the tree's had little foilage on their bottoms even though the tree's must be as tall as houses or even taller.   

I'm in Lancashire but very close to Cumbria. Heathers and bracken grow for fun in cumbria. We have lots of rain this part of Lancashire and the county soon looks lush in the summer. It amazes me the plants people are able to grow in their gardens in Lytham St Annes on the sea front, with gale force winds coming in from the sea, often leaving drifts of sand on the roads and then there are the floods and high tides. Barnoldwick and Bacup near the Yorkshire boarder get snow even in our mildest winters but their gardens come alive in the spring.

For me it's the diversity in Lancashire that's special.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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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
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