Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:03

Hi, nice to hear/see what others are doing...there's a ferral cat on our site...not seen it recently but in the summer I kept finding dead mice on the same flag stone... and when the site is quiet a cat walks up and down the track...

Gg...Our AGM is next month and we vote at the meeting, it's gonna be a paper ballot this year.

I can only get to the plot, weekend mornings at present weather permitting, here's hoping for a rain free weekend 

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:42

I enjoyed the 'history of gardens...'

I'm happy to be wrong but 'Beech Grove' usually starts the week before Gardeners World and they also have a 'Winter Special' although if they had one this year I missed it....  .  

Spontaneous Combustion

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:28

 Zoomer goes off to find that linseed soaked rag she put with her cleaning materials in the kitchen cupboard after polishing the dinning room table... 

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:22

I'd like a comfortable harness for my petrol strimmer so my shoulders can take the weight, even light one's can put a strain on your back if used for long enough and very few petrol strimmers come with a harness. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 19:39

Went to the plot yesterday. 

Moved some bags of bark down the plot ready to be put down when the snow thaws. I've also been getting stones from a plot further up the allotments for a stony area by the shed.The area can get very wet after a heavy rain fall and water gathers in puddles, the stones make it less tretcherous.

I keep coming across lots of snails under plastic, stuck to compost lids and in unlikely spots, think I might go round with a bucket of salt water for them.            

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 20:39

That's a good price for minipop and they usually only come in packets of 30 seeds. 

If you do decide to grow minipop and it's a windy spot it's better to plant them in a trench and earth up as they grow, gives them a deeper root system and anchours them into the ground. I plant small pumkins to wind in amoungest the minipop plants along with dwarf beans, similar to the 'three sisters' principle although the beans being dwarf aren't trained to climb up the minipop plants , it works well and keeps down the weeds

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 20:42
Fingers crossed GWRS.

I'm hoping to go to the plot tomorrow morning.

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 20:25
Try googling sweet corn, mini pop, Pansyface. Most seed companies sell the seeds and give good descriptions of what it is.

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:52
Have you tried growing mini pop Pansyface, it has a shorter growing time than corn on the cob. It doesn't need to be polinated and can be grown in rows. It' s picked when the cobs are still small and the strands coming from the cobs are still yellow. The plants themselves though are 6 to 7 ft tall.

I had two crops last year by sowing seeds 4 weeks apart

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:32
Thanks KEF. Have you had snow in your part of Yorkshire.

The ground was frozen here today hope my garlic and onions survive the frost.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

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

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:36

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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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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