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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 00:53

Rain. Checked out Snowtrax and like the idea. Where did you get then from and how much were they...

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 00:17

Rain. I've invested in a good pr of boots this winter and have a pr of hiking sticks for when the snow comes. 

Clearing snow...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 23:08

Alan/Geoff. You've confirmed what was thought and now I won't be clearing the pavement of snow. Snow does turn to ice, especially when well trodden, you can't walk up my road after the snow turns to ice and the council don't grit it although there is a council gritting box at the top of the road.   

Another Q.I live on a hill, 1min walk, tops, from the A6, After heavy snow fall last year the police closed several roads off with tape leading off the A6, mine being one, the tape appeared during the night so the following day wasn't able to drive off the road. Is it true your car insurance isn't valid if you drive on a road closed off and have an accident...ie slide into a car or hedge...          

Clearing snow...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:06

After breaking a leg several years ago I religiously clear the snow off the paths in the front and back garden. It's not a chore, doesn't take long and I find it rewarding to be able to go out each day, walk up the garden without risk of breaking a bone to refill feeders and put out the rubbish.

I'd be happy to clear snow from the pavement in front of the house, if just to make it easier getting to the car each morning but was told if you clear snow from the pavement and someone slips you are responsible for any injuries they get, is this true.

Last year even the shops nearby didn't clear snow just put a sprinkling of grit down and it was perilously slippy after the snow froze.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:30

Sorry to hear about your sweet pea Jo.

Will there be no let up from the damage caused by slugs this year. I've been lucky in the GH, don't seem to get any slugs in there but as an added precaution have all my seedlings pots in gravel trays.

Hygiene and Birds (including Great Tits)

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 21:24

Thanks Carol, I hadn''t thought to do that.

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 22:07

nutcutlet. I face a similar problem with watering over winter, not knowing when or how much water to give plants.

Last year the plants were given a good bottom watering in October and it wasn't until about February/March time when they needed water. They were bottom watered again but as there's still chance of a frost I put less water in the trays and waited for it to be absorbed before taking a few plants out of their pots to see how far up the pot water had been absorbed, if it half covered the roots, I judged that to be enough, if not more water was added to the tray.

Sounds a bit pain staking but after nurturing plant through a cold winter didn't want them to die from over watering a few weeks before planting out, worked for me

Hygiene and Birds (including Great Tits)

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:35

I tend to put out just enough seeds in feeders for a few days and fat balls seem to take birds longer to eat so those feeders get refilled weekly. From previous experience I've found seeds tend to go mouldy if left out too long in wet weather. Do seeds have a shelf date? 

How often would you clean bird baths. My large one was cleaned a few weeks ago and I go out each morning now to take off the ice but the smaller one isn't really much use as it freezes solid and I don't always have time to change the water in a morning.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:13

This time last year I'd be bringing them inside but fleece it is. We've already had a few below freezing nights but they've stood up really well.

Smiley Faces

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:03

Hope so

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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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

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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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38
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