Zoomer44


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Repotting into a much bigger pot

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 23:45

You  could use gravel in the larger pot to raise up the smaller pot and fill round the gaps either side with gravel, the pot would be heavy but drainage would be good.


As the plant grows keep potting up until the plant is large enough to fit the 55cm pot...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 22:32

I"ve Choy Sum and Pak Choi - free with a magazine. Radish, carrots and some biennial flowers, although I might be too late in sowing the flowers.


I cheated last weekend with lettuce and kale from the GC but also sowed dwarf kale and chard.


Went to water GH this evening, the ground is looking really dry.


Are you thinking of trying anything different for next year, Aster2.

chillies

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:28

My chillies have yellowing leaves couldn't understand why until I went to the plot yesterday.


Depending on weather I've been going two to three times a week to water. They don't get as much water as the toms, I keep them slightly drier and water from the bottom.


The guy on the next plot said he had watered my GH a couple of times thinking I'd not been doing it......I know he means well and waters when I'm on holiday. They look over watered and have stopped flowering, Apache, normally a heavy cropper is a tad bit disappointing.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 22:39

I like the pallet thread with lots of good idea's. You must post some pics. Gg.


I've been going through my seed box to see what can still be sown. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 21:03

Took it easy this morning, sowing seeds, dead heading flowers and pruning fruit trees.


Came home with armfuls of flowers. Dahlias are doing really well. Picked my first mini pop. Sweet corn doesn't do well this far North, it's hit and miss, the growing season isn't always long enough. 


Pumpkin plants, Chinese Lanterns are taking over, I was given the plants, they are green with stripes. ... didn't know pumpkins came in that colour...


Happy growing everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 21:24

I used L shaped brackets to anchor my shed down. 


Went to the plot to water, about six sunflowers had been blown over, one had snapped. The others seemed to be still attached to their roots, so I stood them back up and secured them as best I could. Not sure they will live though...


Gardensuper Store is having a closing down sale, 20% off everything so bought an edging spade and some other bits  

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 23:14

If it was flea beetle you'd see them jumping when you disturb the foliage and they prefer tender leaves on seedlings.

telegraph cucumbers very bitter

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 22:57

what qualities do you need to be a good gardener

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 23:57

OCD springs to mind...

Advertising ...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 23:52

... has anyone else noticed some of the advertising is from sites you're visited.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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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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