Zoomer44


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Advertising ...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 23:52

... has anyone else noticed some of the advertising is from sites you're visited.

Grrrr!!!

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 23:39

Slugs and snails absail into my garden....

Work

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 22:57

Works one long coffee break person...we have one who is constantly getting up to make everyone a brew and makes it an issue if you say no...I" ve taken to having a bottle of water on the desk at all times so there's no grief when I say no...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:36

Gg. Well-done....

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:16

Spent the afternoon on the plot. It was a nice afternoon, cloudy and not to hot.


Pruned fruit bushes and mulched with leaf mould. Covered a bed with plastic to stop weeds from growing and cut back runners on one of the strawberry beds. Even managed a tip run.


Sunflowers and Dahlia's took a beating from wind earlier in the week, a few had snapped. I don't have anything strong enough to stake the sunflowers with as they are so tall.


Came home with lots of veg and flowers. 

Composting

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 21:04

I was quite impressed with Monty's compost bins. It's motivated me to give mine more attention and turning the compost heap is at the top of my list of things to do...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 20:55

Scroggin...it can only get better. . 


Going to the plot tomorrow. Would have gone today but it started to rain. There's lots 'to do. 


1st and 2nd eariles got blight,  the foliage has been cut back so will need to dig up the spuds. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:48

Wet to the plot yesterday to water and picked some toms. 


Strong wind had blown over some plants hope there's not too much damage, won't be able to go again until Saturday.

Using horse manure

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:39

I use manure which is partially rotted down.  I cover the weeded bed with cardboard, a layer of manure, a couple of inches deed and then cover with black plastic. 


If done in the autumn it's well rotted down and easy to dig in by the spring and any rogue weeds are easily dug out. 


If I run out of black plastic the bed's just covered with a thick layer of muck. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:09

No cobs yet on the mini pop but picked my first runner/french beans today and a salad for tomorrow's lunch was picked this evening...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Chillies & peppers

 
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Rust spots on fruit trees...

 
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Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2017 at 21:28

Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2017 at 07:46

Black spot on sunflowers...

 
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Last Post: 16/06/2017 at 21:37

Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Last Post: 27/05/2017 at 22:57

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Last Post: 22/02/2017 at 10:15

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Last Post: 04/12/2016 at 20:15

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Last Post: 04/12/2016 at 18:25

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Last Post: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 13:30

Making compost

 
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Last Post: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

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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