Latest posts by Zoomer44


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:35

Hi, lightweeder, what a nice warm welcome from Lyn


Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:32
Would it work if tubers were planted under black plastic at this time. I grow Dahlia's on an allotment and have that many tubers would need a few bags of compost to start them in pots?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:17
I look at my strawberry patch each time I go thinking must sort it next but something else always seems more pressing.

Would love to see pics Gg. Better luck next time Ginagibbs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:05
The clocks will be changing soon so may go to the plot mid week. It was nice to get home this evening in day light

Hope the weather is dry at the weekend. I usually check but the weather forecast icon at the top of the screen has disappeared!

Growing asparagus...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 22:30
I'm expecting 5 roots to arrive this month and have 5 more roots ready to be planted. The area is't the best, it will get dappled shade mid afternoon but full sun the rest of the time. It's had muck dug in, after planting can I put another layer of muck on top?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 21:31
Gg, neighbour sounds arrogant, if he's had another plot for 7 yrs, he knows the rules...I'd be inclined to e-mail the council, let them know you've taken back your wood but that he has also been on your plot and taken a pallet.

I'd ask them to clarify the rule about not going on each other's plots and ask their advice about what to do if it happens again.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:17
Which flowers do you plan to grow, scroggin.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:16
Lovely day here dry and Sunny.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:10
Spent a couple of mornings on the plot. Got loads done. Lots of digging, finished another bed and started on the base for another GH.

Dafs are beginning to flower. Not sure what the other spring bulbs are, can't remember what I planted so it'll be a pleasant surprise when they flower

Quite a few new plot holders there today.

New allotment

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:11
Wood ash can be put on your compost heap or applied directly to soil and dug in. It adds potassium to the soil and has a slight liming effect.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Last Post: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 13:30

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: Yesterday at 22:57

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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