Zoomer44


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Runner beans just planted look sick

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 21:11

I posted without seeing the picture, it didn't show on my phone. Having now seen the picture, I'd agree with frost damage, although watering twice a day is excessive.They usually only need further watering after planting out, during prolonged dry spells.

Usernames

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 23:39

I would call myself loomer, when learning to talk couldn't pronounce my real name, being the youngest of five the nickname stuck for yrs. My niece use's 'loomer' on other sites and so I changed the 'l' to a "z', hence zoomer...

Runner beans just planted look sick

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:49

If planted in the ground they should only need to be watered when planted out, you are over watering. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:44

We didn't get forecast rain, it's been warm and sunny here in the NW, needed to water GH each day. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 22:06

Checked out sites to get the trimmer repaired/serviced, there looks to be one locally......as a remedial measure I covered an area at the top of the plot with black plastic and when I got to the plot today someone had trimmed the grass paths on the plot......I feel some seeds and chocs winging their way... 


I gave a lot of seedlings away before my jollies as there was no time to plant them all out and when one guy, today, returned the seed trays he gave me three pumpkin seedlings- Chinese Lantern, not sure how big they grow but one's been planted to grow under fruit bushes and the other two, to follow on from autumn planted onions which are ready to start harvesting.


We've had sun all weekend here in Lancashire. It's forecast rain tomorrow which is good news, I'm back at work and the plot will get a good water.  


Happy growing everyone...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:51

Spent most of the afternoon on the plot, weeding and planting out. The guy from neighboring plot was there. Both sides watered the GH whilst I was away, one in the morning, the other checked it at night, I brought them both seeds and chocs back from France.


Discovered black/greenfly on the fruit bushes, so, nipped off the most affected shoots and blasted them with the hose. Pea weevil has also moved in on the broad beans, they are dwarf one's, will they need supports?


Took the strimmer but couldn't get it started, I think the spark plug has been flooded, not sure what to do about that?


Is anyone harvesting anything. I've rubarb and globe artichokes ready for picking.   


     

Dahlia buds

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 22:03

Are there lillies in the pots next to your dahlias. They  look to be doing well...my favorite flowers......I had stopped growing them due to mass invasions of lily beetle each year...

Talkback: Protect young veg plants in spring

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:49

Can't help with protecting individual plants but a rabbit proof fence will protect a larger area. 

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:30

I only sowed courgettes two weeks ago...... just before my holidays. I'm a tad bit disappointed with them too, only one seed germinated whilst I was away, hopefully more have germinated, will see when I go down to the plot tomorrow.    . 

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:19

GWRS, we stayed at a place called Agde, it's not far from Beziers on the Mediterranean coast. We flew to Beziers.    .


Went to the plot yesterday, the grass paths were knee deep :( ..not to bad everywhere else. Did quite a lot of weeding and hoeing. The guy on neighboring plot watered the GH whilst I was away, ever so pleased, one plant has a small tom on and there are tiny chilli's developing on another plant. All the sweetcorn has germinated, a bit hit and miss with other stuff though - a couple of squash and pumpkin , one cucumber, no gourdes and coquettes just poking through. 


Outside seedlings in modules did better, lettuce, leeks and beetroot can be planted out now. What look like hundreds of nasturtium, have germinated under the fruit tree's, thought I'd pot what's needed of these and compost the rest.  


Asparagus is a tad bit disappointing, less than half of the crowns, in one bed have started growing and none in another bed.


Aster, it's not to late to sow more french beans. I was going to sow some more tomorrow.   

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I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

 
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Gooseberry pruning...

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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Best site for asparagus...

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