Zoomer44


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Dahlias

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:24
Horace, only been growing Dahlia's for a few years. Had good success with growing from seed and can keep tubers over winter but they never seem to grow again.

I planted about 20 saved tubers last week in pots and are now in GH. What am I doing wrong, compost is just damp. Some tubers had white shoots so l've planted these with shoots just below compost level. What next!

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:10
If you cover the surface of the compost in the pot with stones,this will help with retaining moisture in the compost and help stop evaporation on hot days.

Which variety of second early potatoes

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:57
Chris, I've a similar plan, covering ground, with as much fruit, veg and flower's as I can,apart from being productive it keeps down the weeds.

Radish grow well in between spud rows after you've finished earthing up.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:03
We have a working party day on Saturday. The woodland trust have given 30 hedges to plant, there's going to be a skip and bonfire.

Hope the weathers better for everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 22:50
Lol, enjoy your trip to GC...

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 22:47
Thanks k you for the info

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 22:32
Scroggin. You'll be pleased to start growing stuff in your GH when the glass is in.

Aster, the sowing compost from Aldi seems quite good this year, or it certainly is in the store near me.

There was heavy snow in East Lancashire this morning, one of the guys at work had trouble getting in. It was blue skies were I am though.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:06

I always associated grass hoppers with the summer holidays. Our house backed onto what would now be called green belt land.

There was a field for horses to graze and the grass would be cut in the summer, we would build dens in the hay bales. We'd also catch grasshoppers, the winner was the one who caught the most.

By the time I was born the allotments from the war were well over grown  There's nothing left now apart from houses and the 'big tree', must be under a consevation order, when I drive past I often look up and think my name's scratched at the top of that.  

Guess that's progress...

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:48

Hi, Mark, can't believe I missed this thread when you first posted.

I'd heard of hedgehog sanctury's and family's who foster hedgehogs to release back into the wild, there are a couple in Lancashire. 

This may seem a silly question and not practical but I have a large allotment, it is enclosed, I'm very protective of my crop and don't want rabbits getting in, so there is a fence all around it. I grow organically and have been searching the internet to see if anyone with an allotment has acted as a santury but not been able to find anything.

There is already alot of wildlife on the plot...frogs, toads and I had slow worms on my first plot. I get grass hoppers too. How would one find out about becoming a santuary...or would a hegdehog eat all the veg...       

Runner beans from seed

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:14

I agree with scroggin...You may have sown them too early, depending where you are in the country there can be up to four weeks difference in planting out times. Scotland being the last to plant out and the south being the first.

I'm in the NW and don't plan to sow runner/french beans until the end of April.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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...

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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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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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