Zoomer44


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Sensory Garden

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:20
Taller growing herbs like coriander and fennel will give off scent when brushed past, smaller herbs like thyme give off their scent when touched.

Mint is very invasive and a herb best kept in a pot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:53
GWRS will be off to Aldi this week. I've previously bought some of their hand tools, very good value and I think they are stainless steel.

A fan of garden line tools shame they don't do big forks, I've gone through at least three, they keep bending

Chitting spuds

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:30
Chris...that's a lot of spuds...after growing in bags, have grown them for the past two years in the ground but have been disappointed with the yield... I could be planting them too far apart... do you get good yields and how close do you plant them.

Use of Vermiculite / Perlite

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:47
I find vermiculite helps prevent damping off if sprinkled around seedlings when potting up for the first time.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:42
For winter veg I'll be sowing Leek's, cauli (that's a first), celeriac, turnip/swede, Chad, Brussels, kale and broccoli. For a winter crop some won't be sown till July/August. Celeriac, cauli and Brussels though will need to be sown March/April time.

GWRS one of the nice things about sowing later is your crop will be a little later, I was still picking veg in October last year

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 23:20

Good idea having a sowing guide. I've split the guide into three - veg, flowers/herbs and GH, from March through to August. July and August are mainly bienniels and winter veg sowings. 

I also drew a plan of the plot at the end of last yr, with what had been planted where, so as not to plant the same thing in the same spot twice. The plan for this yr just has periennial planting on it at present.  

 

 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 19:33
I put perienial weeds in the wheelie bin and compost all the other weeds

Favourite Winter Vegetables

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:42
Must start it sooner this Year

Favourite Winter Vegetables

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 13:49
I'm still harvesting Leek's and kale. Both have done well. Chad did well into December, will need to wait to see if it grows back again in the Spring.

Celriac is very small, it was planted late though so hoping it will start gowing again when the weather warms up.

This chap needs hair.......

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 23:25

Hi Bert,

He's fabulous without hair...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: Today at 21:46

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20
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