Latest posts by Zoomer44

Please help. What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:04

I like my fence and sheds to look like wood but did paint one shed a light sage colour and have never liked it.

The shed on the Lottie is blue and although I wouldn't have chosen the colour it looks niceπŸ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:48

I started sowing a couple of weeks ago and potted up some bulbs to give them an early start. Pea's and broad beans have germinated 

Chilli's are getting alittle leggy and I've lost some to damping off.

Good hygiene...

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 22:32

What type of oil did you use?

Good hygiene...

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:41

Thanks for the information about club root. Think I"ll wash my wellies and the wheelbarrows too, won't do any harm.

The barrows were at the back of a shed , covered in cobwebs and huge spiders.

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Good hygiene...

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:37

I've cleaned the tools some had alot of rust on, they've come up really well, a bit like discovering gold.

The fork and spade have metal shafts, ever so light. I've three different types of hoes now. Some look quite old, they don't make tools like they used to,. These were made to last, a very simple set of scataurs, after sharpening are great. There was evening a pr of seamstress scissors, managed to get all the rust of them.

Also acquired three galvernisd watering cans and a bucket. Three leak so thought I'd paint  them and use as planters.

Good hygiene...

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:30

I've been given a shed full of allotment tools, some look like they were made when Adam was a lad. 

The guy who had the lot has reached 80 and decided to hang up his scataurs. 

His soil was infected, I don't think, as a result, it was brassica's he couldn't grow without liming the soil.

Q is I've washed the tools with hot soapy water, used a metal brush on them and was going to rub linseed oil on handles and oil on the metal bits. Will this be enough to prevent any spread and what to do with the wheel barrow, I've already wheeled it on to my plot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:03

Your sweetpea are looking good, Scroggin.

The guy on neighbouring plot is letting it go, will miss him, he has been a wealth of information and kept me going when I first got my plot. He's had his for over 40 yrs and will be 80 this yr. Not a weedi in sight but he has a bad back.

He said I could help myself to anything on his plot. Called at his house this evening with afew bottles of real ale by way of thank you.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 21:12

The Pilling outbreak of bird flu isn't far from me. I think they were pheasants which needed to be killed.

It's certainly getting lighter, looking forward to the clocks changing in March.

Purchased 60 iris bulbs and 30 Acidanthera bulbs from Aldi on the way home this evening, 99p each, I couldn't walk past themπŸ˜‡

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 22:39

We've been ever so lucky here, no snow to worry about in my part of Lancashire and you can see the Cumbrian hills from some parts, snow doesn't seem to have been a problem there either.

It's also been fairly dry no flooding this yrπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Hoping to go to plot tomorrow morning.


Posted: 06/02/2017 at 21:46

Do you know were they are getting into your garden?

We have problems with rabbits on the allotment, along with squirrels and mice. Rabbits and squirrels get quite brave in the summer and can be seen running along the track, we also get cats who seem to keep the vermin down.

Don't know if this works but if they are burrowing under a fence, they like to have an escape route and you often find two holes, block them up and if there are easier pickings they'll go else where.

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