Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 23:07

Gg, let us know how you get on at next weeks show.

I had a productive time on the plot today, got lots of jobs done. 

I've been clearing spent flowers. Any suggestions as to what to sow to fill gaps, I was thinking lettuce and radish. 

Moved leeks from a nursery bed to main winter bed. Ever so pleased with spud crop.

Didn't rain until 3ish...,😀

Sharpening Tools

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 00:34

I'd never sharpened anything till this yr, would just buy a new sharp tool. 

I had 8prs of blunt secateurs...how difficult can it be to sharpen then...me thought...not that difficult. ..

An oilstone and oil works well, for large tools I use a file. 

Some tools aren't made to be dismantled so I use linseed oil to lubricate the joints.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 23:59

It's forecast rain here tomorrow. Hope the weather stays fine  for you GWRS. 

Picked my first toms today. I've loads of chillies, some are beginning to turn red. 

 Got lots of weeding done. Cues are abit behind only planted them up in GH this week.

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 19:46

Glad it was helpful, it was written some time ago...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:59

Well done GWRS.

I got two 2nds and a 3rd, but only entered 9 classes and two of those were cakes.

There were a lot of entries for the cake sections. Thought my lemon drizzle cake was worthy of a place, definitely robbed there...😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 21:09

Nothing like a good down pour to kick start growth 

Just been to set out veg for the show tomorrow. Didn't enter currants or strawberries, and had been marked down for mangtout instead of onions so couldn't enter onions but the competition looked high for the onion and shallot section. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 07:23

Gg thank you, some good pics, really helpful.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:13

I'm entering currants, gooseberries, strawberries, onions, garlic, shallots, beans, peas, rubbarb....

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 11:30

Nowhere near ready for show on Saturday. Stuff either  small or getting over ripe. 

I've help on Friday to pick stuff, but no idea how to show it. The plan is to take pics for next year and if it's not looking good Friday just to enter cakes for that section 

What are these?

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 21:31

They could be loganberries I've  been picking them since mid June. Is the plant thornless.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Rust spots on fruit trees...

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Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2017 at 21:28

Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2017 at 07:46

Black spot on sunflowers...

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Last Post: 16/06/2017 at 21:37

Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Last Post: 27/05/2017 at 22:57

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Last Post: 22/02/2017 at 10:15

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Last Post: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 13:30

Making compost

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Last Post: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 13:10

Fences and covenants...

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

Tips welcome... 
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