Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:31
I confess to using blue pellets on slugs but also spray early with a garlic mixture, I mixed coffee beans with compost last year and put egg shells round the base of plants in the GH. I also stood some bottomless pots in gravel tray's in the GH

Vermiculite or Perlite?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:18
Perlite also looks like small polystyrene balls and blows away in the wind if used as a top dressing for seedlings were as vermiculite doesn't

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:08
Nothing beats the smell of strong coffee

Finished off a flagged path yesterday and planted some raspberry plants. I've got them popping up around the plot, so I moved half a dozen.

Started off some broad beans, pea's and sweet pea on kitchen roll too.

My garlic is looking very sorry for itself, it was planted last October.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:01
You take your chances with any compost bought. I haven't bought any MPC this year yet but will need some soon.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:15
Went to Aldi, all the Mediterranean plants had gone but bought a bag of seed compost.

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:04
I have a super 7, windowsill one. It has a constant temperature and is excellent for starting plants off early like Aubergine's, chilli's and peppers all of which need a long growing season. I also start toms amd some flowers in the heated propagator.

It's usually only used March/April but I like to grow stuff from seed. I then sow stuff in unheated propagator's.

In terms of time, effort and cost, if growing a small number of plants, it's more economical to buy seedlings in April/May or go for a combination of both, sow some and buy in different varieties to the one's sown.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 00:12
Ginagibbs-I like things on the plot in nice straight rows, fruit trees are in a row. Currant and gooseberry's are in a block of nine.

Enjoy Swindon GWRS. London is one of my favourite cities, never tire of going there. There always seems to be something different to do each trip.

We had snow today!

Hoping to get to the plot Sunday morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 21:53
Happy sowing Aster2. Going to plug in my propagator this weekend and start with Aubergine's, chillies and peppers. Broad beans and pea's on kitchen roll.

Gg how bad is that...hope it works out well...

The Aldi near us have orange trees...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:54
Will water the compost bin next time I'm at the plot.

Gg-plots get smaller the further down the site you go. Charges are different depending how big the plot is. My plot is two half plots so some would say I had two plot.

The bee keeper had hives on two plots.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:35
Aster2-a bin I checked yesterday wasn't looking good, all the green waste was just looking very dry, had't done anything with it though since October.

The compost in the pallet heap is doing well though and leaf mould is rotting nicely.

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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

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Making compost

 
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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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