Zoomer44


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Perfect weather

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:33

Gdonkey2, you need to learn when to stop with back problems and when to let someone else do the heavy work I have a list from 'easy pezzie' to, 'to  hard to do jobs' and get help with the latter or do a little at a time.

The art is to stop before your back starts to hurt, I start pilates classes next week on perscription with the physio, I do have to make a donation for use of the room at a local gym, then decide whether to carry them on after two sessions and join a class full price (result of an infection which travelled up my spine)     

Do a little at a time, take lots of breaks and take time out to sit back and enjoy your garden, lifes to short...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 18:55

I've asparagus roots on order from Kings, expect them to arrive in March

Been checking the weather for the weekend and it's improving daily, from sleet to light rain so hopefully the forcast will be even better by Saturday...I do have some under cover jobs to do like potting up an extra lot of onion sets bought in the Autumn and some shallots which are looking a little sad

It's not advisable to dig when the ground is really wet but I've found dock/dandilion roots come up so much easier, so might start to tackle the top of the plot which is just covered with black plastic.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 19:58

Gg - happy picking. I've got Red Duke of York chitting, Nicola and another which I've already lost the label for... Robinsons are having a potato fair in a couple of weeks so planned to get some more varieties to grow in bags. Let us know which one's you choose.

 GWRS -We have one person on the committee who deals just with security so each year there's usually a discussion about security improvements. . 

Looking forward to the weekend.

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:11

I'm happy to be wrong but on close inspection the guttering on your GH may have been put on upside down. The metal strip running along either side on my GH is the other way round, with the ridge turned up, if that makes sense, the metal strip on your GH is turned down so water won't gather in it and run off the ends.

What do other posters think ?

You can replace the glass with the putty round with a better fitting piece of glass. GH sheets of glass come in standard sizes and can be cut down to size if need be. Most glass cutters have a stock of standard size sheets.  

     

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:52

I leave mine switched on.

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 21:33
I use mine in a heated room but the heating isn't on 24-7 and the temp soon drops when it goes off. Seeds need a constant temp to geminate, if you want to start sowing early you'll need to go electric, any windowsill will do

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:04
I have a super 7 garland electric windowsill propagator, it's ideal for sowing small quantity seeds.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:56
I was thinking security when deciding where to put the shed and GH.

Have thought about putting a lock on the plot gate, both the neighbouring plot holders lock their plots but then a locked gate may infer there's something to steal.

Hope the meeting goes well

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:52
Went to the plot this morning. There never seems to be anyone else there.

It stayed dry so got lots done. Moved some flags down the plot after finally deciding where to put up a shed and GH. That will be a job in progress over the coming weeks.

Been searching for a couple of pear trees online but haven't yet found the ones I want.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 23:24

The day didn't turned out as planned. 

Wet and windy here so didn't go to the plot in the morning and had planned to go to Dove Cottage in the afternoon,  which turned out to be closed due to conservastion, so went to Hayes, GC in Grasmere. The flooding has washed away the sides of the roads in some parts by the lake at Windermere, but it's fair to say it was business as usual.     

If I can't get to the plot tomorow then it will be next weekend.

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

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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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 23:19

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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