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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:05

I've a new feeder which seems to spill half the contents on the ground it wasn't a cheap one either, I'm thinking a tray could be fitted underneath, not sure how, seems a shame not to be able to use it though.

Read some where, seeds can be sterilized in the micro wave to prevent them from germinating.

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:56

You can get a whole range of hand tools in pink, Tinkling, I've pink, spongy, handled secartars.

Read in a book yeaterday about beneficial planting and thyme planted along boarders repels slugs, might be worth a try if you have lots of thyme, they don't like the smell apparently but then it doesn't kill them so no doubt they would sliver off to eat another prize plant in your garden.   

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:43

Blue bells are starting to show in my front garden, it's some what sheltered though and they grow by a wall.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 19:49

Dull and wet here. Hope your feelling better soon Rain.

My bags are packed, just need to squeeze a few more things in and I'm off to Tenerife tomorrow, something of a surprise holiday. It was a nice 22 there on Christmas day and the average is forcast 22 for the next week or so.

Happy New Year to everyone, have a good one 

companions

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 21:54

Colin - No one likes to be wrong, so I checked, about the French Marigolds, they do kill knot-root nematodes - one of the bad guys which are detrimental to plant health.

 Along with the link supplied by Dfa - Bob Flowerdews book ' Organic Garden Basics' has a few pages referring to to companion plants and beneficial planting. He says French Marigolds also deter whiteflies  

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 20:38

Ate my Christmas spuds today, ever so tasty.

T&M have a growing guide for spud growing, which includes Christmas spuds. August is the right time to plant them apparently. If anyone is interested, they also have a special offer of free P&P, ends tonight at midnight and some spuds are £2.99 for 20 tubers, works out at 15p each, that's if the offer includes spuds.

 

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:09

And if you can't wait till Spring martymowe, Monty does a regular spread in the Daily Mail each Saturday 

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:02

And I second you Maggie...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all...

Grow it and eat it

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 21:34

I grew kohlrabi more successfully this year after realising it sits on the ground rather than half buried in soil like turnip, kept wanting to earth it up the first year grown.

Azure Star is a red variety and Delicacy White, grows green, I'd recommend both, can be sown as early as February but April sown seeds produced the better crops here in the NW.  Doesn't seem to mind the wet weather either.

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 20:41

I didn't bother looking after hearing most of the programmes on the BBC this year are repeats...but...the Queens speech won't be a repeat and then there's always Freeview and Sky  for those spending Christmas and New Year here in the UK   I'm going to Tenerife on 28th for 11 days so don't plan to watch much TV.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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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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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

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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