Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 19:38

You've got quite a selection there Gg


I'm going to try and get to the potato fair at Robinsons this weekend, might grow some extra varieties in bags.  

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:43

I'd need to check the guttering joints on my GH but they look very similar to your inside joints  except on the outside the gutter is the other way round. Can't check them though until the weekend as it's dark when I get home from work.

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 21:05

Compost seems to vary from year to year, no matter what the cost. I've tried 'cheap and cheerful' but 'buy cheap pay twice' has happened and more expensive compost has had nails and plastic in.

I vowed a few years ago to make as much home made compost as possible because of the poor quality of mpc. I still buy compost for seed sowing and seedlings but mix the latter with home made stuff and will take back anything which is smelly or not black and crumbly.

I'm happy to be wrong but me thinks alot of these company's purchase or are given recycled compost/green waste from Local Authorities and because those depositing their green waste have slipped in non recyleable stuff it ends up in mpc.

Pound land blueberries

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 19:43

I agree with nutcutlet altough if your blueberries are currently snug indoors and have started sprouting new leaves, it sounds like they think it's Spring and the shock of going outdoors now could kill them, if they are looking healthy I'd be inclined to wait putting them outdoors for a couple more months because they will be accustomed to the heat in your kitchen and will need hardening off even in a couple of months.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:57

Ginagibbs - I started, with half a plot in another part of the allotments but gave that one up when the current one became vacant because I wanted more room to grow fruit.I've tried to make it less labour intensive by planting alot of periennial veg/fruit like globe artichokes, fruit bushes, strawberries, herbs, fruit tree's and rubarb.       

On the subject of fruit - Aldi will have friut tree's on sale from Thursday, only £3.49, apple, pear and plum.  

Went to the plot this morning to do a few jobs and picked some kale, it was suprisingly tender, was expecting it to be as tough as old boots after the frost and sleet. What an under rated vegtable, will be growing more this year.

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:13

IKEA bags are pourus, they let all the water out...I've tried them They are very good for collecting weeds to take to the tip though 

B&Q often give good savings on bags which are split and if you see one split which hasn't been reduced the guy on the section will often reduce it while you wait.

Replacing Fence Panels

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 20:04

Not even if you'dlike to

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 19:22

Thank you ginagibbs Your plot is looking pretty good too,and what a handsome pooch I'm hoping to plant more flowers this year, was thinking a long bed of flowers to cut. What are your white one's called?  

Gg-I got the bottom half Aug 2014, top half Oct 2014. You couldn't see onto the plot more than 3ft, the weeds, brambles and over grown bushes were as tall as the poles in the top picture. These pics were taken Oct/Nov, last year.  

Replacing Fence Panels

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 20:15

I have a similar problem, fence panels 6x6 which need replacing but not enough claerance room at the top of the concrete posts to  slot them in due to plants growing on neighbours side which extend into the air by a further few feet, neighbour has also used the bottom of the fence to earth up and level his garden so when the panels are removed his garden will fall into mine.

To make matters worse it's not my fence, he replaced it several years ago so me thinks he owns it, no easy solution...will be interesting to hear how you resolve your problem...may help with mine...  

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...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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 22:17

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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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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