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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:33

Gg. Yes, it's a chafer grub. Will check them out further but they seem to be more of a problem on lawns and grass, eating the roots. I do have some grass paths and it was also near some rotting weeds I'd left on some plastic to dry out before putting on the compost heap. 


What luxury not just having toilets but water too...


GWRS . If I'm making jam or jellies it's from freshly picked fruit, didn't know you could use frozen fruit, would it work for currants and blackberries, it would make sense...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 23:46

Dug up chard which had bolted and came across a long, white curved maggot type thing with legs, any suggestions what it could be? 


Harvested onions and shallots, picked some radish, lettuce, toms and cues. 


Sunflowers just seem to keep growing taller, the variety should have flowered at 5ft but must be 7ft plus now.


Neighbouring plot is over run with weeds, the guy grows in the middle and has let weeds grow at the sides...

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:45

The clematis have been in flower and survived snow...

Last edited: 22 July 2016 23:48:42

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:37

Excellent idea Dave.


Sjp ...I grew a couple of vigorously growing winter flowering evergreen clematis, on a trellis, a long with a climbing ivy. They hide neighbours fence totally throughout the year...

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...

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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 01:17

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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...  

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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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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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