Latest posts by Zoomer44

New Composter.

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:00

I'm rather impressed too. Only one observation, is it mounted on bricks. Compost bins don't usually have bottoms and are laid straight on the soil. This lets the worms in and allows the moisture to drain away.

Common Carder bee

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:32

 I've had a few bee's in my garden, mainly with white bottoms. There are at least two other species though, will have a closer look at the weekend when I've more time.   

Evening walk

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:51

Daisy, it might be 20yrs now but retirment age keeps creeping up, who knows when we'll retire. In the mean time I'm thinking a shorter working week to fit in all the gardening  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:45

A scorcher day.

I registered for the Lancashire cycle challenge on Monday but it was far to hot go out this evening so reorganised the GH, took out some shelving and repositioned all the pots. Finished planting up the bed with peppers (tall), cues and a variety of beans called yard long noodles, best grown in a GH, we shall see... .

fatsia japonica

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:23

I had mine planted out in the garden for a few years, it adapted quite well to being dug up and planted in a large pot. I just take off all the dead or dying leaves at this time of year. 

Kidney beans

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:07

I can assure you they still grow upwards in Australia

Seed swap

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:46

Thanks, will try cuprinol garden shades. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:41

Another warm day, cloudy this morning but got brighter as the day went on.

Bodnant Garden looks like a nice day out.   


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:29

There are also pineberry and whiteberry varieties. I was going to sow some whiteberries for next year


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:33

If they have ripened and are red- no they won't get any bigger and you won't get many in a small planter but on the plus side their taste is unique. Alpine strawberries aren't as sweet as the fruit from the usual strawberry plant's sold in most GC's and few supermarkets sell alpine strawberries to eat.

I usually eat mine with cream but was going to try smoothies, yohurts and strawberry cheese cake this year.

Although yours are grown in the sunshine, alpine strawberries will  grow in the shade of tree's, some varieties are called perpetual because the plants in a bed, grown in partial shade, will fruit throughout the growing season. 

Hope this helps. 

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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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