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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:15

Fg... just registered with photbucket but my software is out of date to upload so down loaded google chrome. Photo's may not be posted today but I'll keep trying...were there's a will there's a way

The topiary at Levens I think would be nice whether it be summer or winter, last time I visited was on a school trip over 30 yrs ago and recall it being a tad bit boring...and getting into trouble for walking on the grass...no such restrictions now and I enjoyed the visit.

It was expensive though on a wet and windy day, as in order to visit the hall you also have to pay for the garden and they aren't in the 2 for 1 guide.

Fg...Have you visited Brantwood Gardens or Rydal Mount Gardens in the Lakes, those were my other two choices today but I was put off by the weather...wet and windy...

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Sorry...BL spelt it wrong... it's Béziers not Belieze, it's not far from Agde., in the south.

I'll try again with the pics.    

Composting

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:02

You might need more than one bin for an allotment, you can never have enough compost, it keeps the plants and soil happy. Why not build a pallet one as well, you can then use your bin for muck.  

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:56

Oops...I can start picking them...the distructions say pick the little cobs at about 10cm, when the tassels are just showing and before the grains start to swell.

These don't need pollinating

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:51

I don't think mine will be too long now, they've all flowered and there are a number of cobs on each plant. They are a mini pop variety so not sure when to pick then, I'm sure you don't need to wait for the tassels to turn brown on these.

Zoomer goes off to see if she's still got the seed packet to read the distructions which came with the seeds 

Whipping up,a storm

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:43

You could see your reflection in those tiles. Victoria, would you like to come and clean at my house

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:35

Fg - Would you believe it, I visited Levens today. It was rather wet though so didn't spend long in the garden. I took pictures but can';t load them onto the thread, only just learnt how to load them onto the computer.

I've pressed the green tree but can't up load the file with the pics in.

Ryanair do now fly from Liverpool and Manchester to Belieze in France.   

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 20:51

First time growing on an allotment and the bounty has been really good. 

For the first time, I tried yellow dwarf french beans, they crept up on me, one day there seemed little on them and then suddenly every plant had beans on, Kinghorn wax from Lidl, no supports needed and good ground cover.

short sweetcorn

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:36

Fortester2 - check then for blackfly, I had blackfly on some plants last week, squashed them but now have the pests on plants about to flower. I'm going to try a garlic spray with olive oil in, but on a positive note the mini cobs are appearing with tassels on     

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:22

Gg on my first half plot, initially I went down most weekend mornings, when it wasn't raining, for a few hours because there was a lot to do to prepare it for planting. 

 I'm now only going to pick veg/fruit, water in new plants and keep the weeds down. I've been twice this week, in the evenings and will go again, Saturday morning, to pick veg, 4 hours in total this week.

I've found if the ground is well prepared at the start of the growing season and weeding kept on top of with regular weekly visits less time is spent on the plot.  

I want to get my new plot ready sooner, know what I want to do this time and think I know what I'm doing  so weather permitting will spend Sat/Sun morning there, about 6 hours.

I divide jobs up and have several projects on the go - there are too hard to do jobs, which I'll do when I get 'a round toit', like taking down an old shed...hard work jobs, like digging over...not so hard work jobs, like weeding and planting...easier laid back jobs, like sitting back looking at what you've done and planning were beds are going, what you are going to grow, what the plot will look like when the tasks in hand are finished and talking to other allotmenteers.

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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