Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 00:44

Let the association know what's happened rose mummy and tell them about your arthritis. I found them really understanding last year when taken ill very suddenly in March 2015. I came down with meningitis and viral something or other. When I came out of hospital I couldn't walk more than a few yards without the aid of a stick or being in pain and still have double vision and thought I'd never get better. The plot has been part of my recovery, I'm back at work now but it was something to focus on and kept me busy.


Haven't been to the plot other than to water this week. Plan to go today, happy growing everyone...

Last edited: 18 June 2016 00:48:33

GW Live

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:08

What a lovely day, had my photo taken with Paul Rankin, what a nice guy. Came home with a scarecrow for the allotment and lots of seeds.Not enough time to see everything though, the day went so quickly. 

GW Live

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:41

I'm going tomorrow. Been to Southport and Tatton Park shows but first time at Gardeners World live. Train gats in just after 11.


Last time I was at the NEC was to see The Who"s final concert...


We've booked to see A.T and M.B, I'm taking a selfy stick  in case there's opportunity to take a pic...

What can I grow under small apple tree?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:33

You could grow a few strawberry plants, they are shallow rooting and if you nip back any runners the patch won't become over crowded. Your first strawberry plants will be good for at least three years before needing to replant.

Bindweed

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:23

I"ve bindweed on the plot digging it out has been most effective. Were it grew back amongst herbs I dug up the plants and pulled the bindweed roots out of the herb roots and replanted them.


I find chemicals only work in killing the root in proportion to the foliage soaked above ground, so around a tree I allowed the bindweed to grow up individual canes until it started to produce flower heads then soaked the plant with a weed killer.  

sweetcorn struggling

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 01:05

They need to be in the ground. I risked putting them out a few weeks ago and with the hot sun they've put on at least a ft growth. 


Plant them in a shallow trench, then earth them up as they grow. The trench gives some protection from wind whilst the roots establish.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:08

GWRS. Now that is hot...


I'm thinking of entering the veg section at The Great Eccleston Show. Haven't done anything like that before and me thinks it could be a challenge. It's not till 6/17-Jul....I've peas, onions, rubard, gooseberries and some other stuff which might be good to go.


Do you think I could enter some chucney made 2 years ago...

Carrot Issues

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 23:36

I can't grow them either, sorry not very helpful...your pic made me LOL though......mine usually fork, and that's after ensuring there's no big stones in the bed...the best I've achieved was growing them in a deep pot and picking as mini veg...

Anyone else use freecycle/trash nothing?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:46

I've tried to give things away on Freestyle but it would have cost me to give!...


Offered a shed and said it would need collecting..all the responses asked me to deliver, same with a flat screen TV...I gave up.......I now have a car boot and if stuff isn't sold by lunch time, throw things in for free if people show an interest in an item...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:27

Didn't go to the plot today. Got lots of jobs done in the back garden. Picked my first strawberries...

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I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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