Zoomer44


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GW Magazine

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:56

I get GW, subscriber, but also purchase Amature Gardening weekly, the attraction is firstly based on what the free seeds are, then the content.

Are there any good deals out there for this mag  

Gooseberries

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:42

As Dovefromabove say's you can pick half now and have a further picking in July which will be better tasting.

I started picking gooseberries a couple of weeks ago, with the intension of picking half and picked sufficient for a couple of pies. Some of the one's which didn't look large enough to pick, are now, and will probably pick more this week, my plan is to eat fresh and not have a glut come July.  

Cucumber problems

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:09

I cut the bottom off a small pot and plant cues in this pot which can then, either, be planted into a bed in the GH or a larger pot. You then water the bed or larger pot. There's no need to water round the stem as the plant takes water through it's roots which helps prevent stem rot.

Watering the floor also helps to keep things warm and humid , I water a gravel path and spray the glass with a hose but keeping a watering can full in there would add moisture to the air and can be used to water plants at the end of the day before being refilled for the following day.  

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:47

I'd say you have morning glory, my seedlings are the same size, if it was bindweed and a weed it be romping  away by now.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:36

A lot cooler here in the NW with showers this evening.

Won't be going back to the same fair again next year, after an hour the children wanted to go back to the car, 2 hrs was really pushing it, so, it was off to Walling's Ice Cream parlour. Their apple pie flavoured ice cream is to die for, wasn't impressed with Adam's bubblegum flavour but toffee crunch was a hit

   

Bolting onions....

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:58

Thaks for your reply BB.

I've had some good crops of onions in the past but there are times when you need someone to say 'you're flogging a dead horse' so I'll throw in the towel and start pulling them this weekend. Leeks can go in and I've sown some winter veg which can take their place.

It's no huge loss and I like strong onions, the one's which make your eye's water whether in a salad, buttie or cooked dish.   

I've mooli growing in a raised bed close to the onions and they're beginning to bolt but the roots have bulked out to the size of carrots and ready for picking.     

Tulip Bulbs

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:31

The general advise regarding tulips is to start a fresh each year. Some varieties might grow back but most don't., sad, because mine this time were the best ever, with really good stems and blooms.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:55

Almost two days of rain. Was beginning to think there might have been a hose pipe ban here if the sunshine had lasted till the weekend.

Hope it's dry tomorrow. Off to a local summer fair to see big trucks, steam trains  and other fun things for children. Think there's even a lawn mower race, the ticket was a gift, really looking forward to it  

 

growing brassicas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 23:05

Happy growing Leggi. I grow similar to you .

I end up with lots of spare plants because I grow for a small space and sow more than needed.

I gave a colleague at work some spare bean and calabrese plants yesterday , He's in charge of the lawn and fence painting, his OH  is in charge of their allotment. It was nice when he came in today and said OH was ever so pleased with the plants and instead of planting in their back garden will be taking them down to their alloment.             

Bolting onions....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:56

I've a bed of red and white onions, some have started to produce flower stems so I took off the heads,  the bulbs aren't very big and the plants are beginning to bolt.

I've also a pot of leeks with no home at present, they are healthy looking and some about half the thickness of pencils.

To cut to the chase, should I pull up half the onions which may not produce a very good crop and take my chances with leeks or will the onions be ok and produce the dreamed of big bulbs...  

Advise welcome...

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Making compost

 
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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

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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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