Latest posts by Zoomer44

How to store pumpkins for several months?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:18

I've not grown sufficient to need to store for long but agree with tree hugger. 

Another plot holder needs a wheelbarrow to take her pumpkins home, one at a time and stores them under her daughter's bed whilst she's away at uni..... apparently they store for months if kept in a cool dark place.

Container grown veg.

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 22:47

A friend grows apples and pears successfully in pots, she usually manages a couple of pies from the harvest.

I've grown french/runner bean, spinach, radish, spring onions and cherry toms in pots.

If you have a four shelved plastic GH aubergines and chillies would grow well, smaller varieties can produce a good crop. Apache chillies can be prolific.

I'm sure someone else will be along with more suggestions.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 00:15

Another sunny day here in Lancashire, a little cooler than yesterday but more bearable.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:25

Went to water and picked some toms and lettuce.

Sweetcorn must have grown a ft during last couple of days, it 's been so hot... we've had rain during the night which has been a welcome relief.

Happy growing everyone...

Decorative furniture covers

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 01:17

As a log in member, if you post a message to GW I'm confident they will provide information regarding advertising...

Rules are available to any login member, feed back is available at the bottom of every page !!!!!!!!! 

Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 00:28

I use slate, gravel and stones, as a mulch in pots.

It certainly helps in a GH. All the pots in the GH with a layer, retain moisture far better than pots without...the mulch can be reused every year, slows down weeds and it looks good if you get the colour co-ordination right...  

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 23:29

Bumping up for flowerpower15... 


Posted: 17/07/2016 at 23:21

More information is needed in terms of the variety...and... how big are your teapots!...I'm happy to be wrong but growing a plant in a teapot is going to present challenges when potting up, do you have pictures... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:46

GWRS, Well done, every so pleased for you...

After entering the local show I didn't put anything in...... it was always going to be a case of showing what was ready and finding time to harvest it. The show also clashed with friends staying, who can only come down during the Scottish school holidays.

The weather in the NW couldn't have been better here this year. Radish, beetroot, swede and lettuce sown or planted out a couple of weeks ago is beginning to romp away. Dahlias, dwarf sunflowers, sweet pea and gladioli are all beginning to flower. Cosmos has been in flower for a few weeks.    

There's been a lot going on at home and so  I haven't had time to harvest stuff. I've been so lucky berries and currants haven't been eaten by birds. Harvested the first toms, cues and chillies.

How many front gardens on your street are green not grey?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:48

Most are green here but about a hand full on my side of the road are gravel with shrubs or tree's planted.  

The front gardens are very small and in shade most of the day and so only get the setting sun along one wall. None are paved and they all have their original garden walls which shades the gardens further. This can be an assert, most are well maintained but some are privately rented to students and get a bit over run with weeds at this time of year.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Black spot on sunflowers...

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Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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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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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

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

Tips welcome... 
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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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