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Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 23:43

Gg- I'll still have the shed with no door, the one I'm taking down might fall down before Springand I'll have help with the other jobs.

Wish we had a gardening club near here, there are sometimes talks at Betham Nursery, they are usually mid week though and there was a talk at the local park last week about pruning fruit tree's and caring for them but I was working  

 

to plant or not to plant...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:28

I read somewhere the shortest day is a good time to plant shallots, me thinks it's either the 21st or 22nd December but that would depend on the weather...if the ground's frozen.,..it isn't going to happen...and I haven't planted that early before...but...there's always a first time...it will be interesting to read what other posters think...

I've some garlic and onions still to go out but think it may now be to late for the onions...   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:18

I like digging too there's a feel good factor when you look back over what you've dug and see how much better it looks without weeds...

Does anyone have a 'to do list' for over winter?

On my the list is to take down old shed and put in a fence where the shed was. Replace fence at top of plot and make a compost area. Make more paths, with bricks I've piled up and put in some path edging with branches from a cut down tree.

Order seeds too although I've loads spare from this year. Thought I'd try pumpkins next year.

  

Trusted chilli seed suppliers?

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 20:17

obelixx-I've not tried Plant World Seeds before, they look to have a good selection of seeds at reasonable prices....Zoomer adds them to her 'favourites' list...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:06

Hoping to go to the allotment for a few hours at the weekend. There's still alot of digging to do and I want to plant some more garlic and onions.  

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:41

Gg you are probably right about making a door, thing is it's a home made shed and the door way is about 4ft by 7ft. Me thinks a lockable box inside might be a compromise

Teddy bear is another nice sunflower and Velvet Queen.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 00:31

Fruitcake ... Where are you growing the garlic in modules, a GH...or outside...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:38

Where in the country are you Fruitcake.

I'm in the NW and would not be planting clovers straight into the ground at this time unless they'd been started in modules and had a good healthy shoot on them. I've about 30 to go out but they've shoots 6inches or more on them.

Here in the NW and I'm happy to be wrong...a clove planted out now will not start growing., they do need a little heat to give them a start and if they don't start growing before Winter sets in you risk the clove rotting in the ground before there is sufficient heat for them start growing again in the spring. .

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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:37

I seem to have two of everything in the shed as I moved stuff off my other site as there was no shed and tools were kept in a plastic bag at the bottom on that plot. There was also stuff left on the new plot.

Two bent forks, spades, shears, rakes, hand spade and fork. Secatars, scissors, hoe, dibber...things like twine, wire, I'm sure there's more...

There's no door on the shed so anything of value is taken home each day...not that I have anything of value

Not heard of an emergency fund but our association keeps some money from rent in reserve in case of emergencies ie burst pipes and the water is on a metre so bills preasumably can be unpredictable but still need to be paid.      

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 20:27

Silly Q but can you grow grape vines from cuttings. The guy on the next plot has a huge one growing in his polly tunnel.

I was hoping to get down to the plot this weekend, I've a long list of winter jobs to do and still alot of digging but it's forcast rain here on Saturday. 

ginagibbs...you are organised...I've still got to put in garlic and onions, will need to do it this weekend as they are becoming a bit big for their pots. Haven't bought any shallots yet.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 21:17

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
Replies: 2    Views: 362
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
Replies: 3    Views: 287
Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54
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