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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Garden news mag?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:12

Kitchen Garden is a good one to subscribe to, it's monthly but along with the gardening I liked the recipe's.

Easter heatwave alert

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:46

I live in hope, we can get unpredictably nice weather at Easter, I'm looking forward to a four day weekend and enjoying the nights drawing out. Left work at 5 today and it was, ever so nice to drive home in daylight.

No baby pepper seedlings emerging

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:34

Chillies and peppers can take a couple of weeks. Sow some more as a back up.

I've trailed those peat pockets for the first time this year, sowed some chillies on 8th March and noticed today, one seedling is already coming up. No sign of anything in the usual seed compost though.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:21

Still light when I got home so checked on garlic and onions in the GH, gave them a good water but me thinks they are heading for the GH in the sky  Sowed some more toms.

Also stopped off at a hardware store on the way home to see if they sold azada's, the guy hadn't heard of them but he was ever so helpful and checked his catalogue... none in there either but he'll  replace the handles on an old fork and a hay fork for £5 each which I thought was a good deal.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:35

GWRS-I've some onions/garlic in modules planted before winter and grown in the GH which can be planted out now but am going to plant the sets I've bought straight in the ground...nothing ventured nothing gained...      

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:14

Woo-Once the seedlings show take the lid off, I usually leave them for a day in the propogator then move to a window. Your toms sound ready to come out.

Brussels haven't got their second leaves yet Gg so will need to be patient but thanks for the tip. I'm already looking forward to the weekend. you plant your garlic and onions straight in the ground or start in modules first? I'm thinking straight in the ground this year..

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:59

Mines either from a farm or stables so it's either horse or cow muck and if I'm lucky there isn't a lot of straw or bark chippings in it. Wouldn't dream of buying manure when it can be obtained for free.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:28

WOW Fruitcake - the Ritz for chucks

No allotmenteering today. Checked the seedlings in the back bedroom, brussels going leggy, toms looking good and three aubergine plants are peeping through in their peat pots. No sign of any chillies yet.

Three empty spaces in the propogator. I'm going to sow sweet peppers again - long yellow ringo-the plants grow to 5ft, so hoping the peppers will be nice big one's. Also sowing golden sunrise toms and reliable money maker.     

Happy sowing everyone. 


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:09

Azada's are only £14.99 on Amazon at present with free deliver. They call it a digging hoe though.

If you have a hardware store locally they are cheaper there too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 16:46

I'd like to see the Northern lights, you were lucky GWRS. Sounds like you are almost ready for your chucks - Fruitcake  

Spent a good 2hrs digging on the plot today, ever so pleased, got a good sized area finished and edged with branches. 4 tier GH is up and secured down with bricks and bean support finished.      .

There were lots of people out today, the new holders have made good starts, I had a walk down the track past my old plot, couldn't help having a nosey.

Despite saying I was going to wait till April to plant anything out, think I'll start next weekend with Shallots...they've started to sprout in the back bedroom.       


Discussions started by Zoomer44

Poorly dwarf apple tree

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

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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

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Replanting blueberry bushes...

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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...

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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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