Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 22:39

Gg. GH is an old one. Didn't get time to put it up last yr. Was going g to level an area and make a base with flag stones.


Was thinking of sowing some chilli seeds this month, when do others sow chillies?

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 20:59

I cemented the legs of a metal arch into plastic pop bottles and then buried the bottles, it added weight to the base and stopped it blowing down once climbers had grown over the arch.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 18:35

Finished compost area, barking path and dug over final bed. It had been covered for months and full of couch grass and weeds. 


Can start on the GH base next weekend.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 21:38

Thick fog and drizzle all day here so didn't get to the plot.


Ozzy's gone very quiet, he's sitting on the stairs. He meowed all the way home in the car. 


I find it easier to dig out weeds when the ground is wet, the long roots from docks and dandilions come up alot easier, Gg.


Are the prices reasonable in the lotti shop, Gg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:02

GWRS you are way ahead of me, hadn't even thought about spuds this year. 


Hoping to go to the plot this weekend if weather is dry. I'm collecting a cat in the morning from animal care, he's called Ozzy, there's a pic of him on their website.. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 11:31

Gg, like the boots.


Hope you enjoyed your lunch, Ginagibbs.


I finished work yesterday for 11 days, Christmas starts today here 😂 going to put up decorations. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 22:10

I've covered some beds. Laid cardboard down, covered with muck then black plastic. Some will stay covered till April/May, ready for stuff which can't be planted out till then. Things like sweetcorn, mini pop, courgettes, squash...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 23:14

I've still got some garlic, shallots and onions to put in. It will be next year for me, too before I go to the plot again. 


I've been going through the Kings Seeds catalogue. Was going to try some F1 varieties next year. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 22:16

Haven't had time to go to the plot, been busy at home and went away last weekend.


Not out of mind though, I've bought some stakes to make bean supports and weed membrane for the compost area, to make a flagged area in front. Also bought new clips for the GH, hoping to put it up before spring.


You guys sound like you've been busy.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:21

I have frogs and slow worms on the allotment. I also have plenty of birds frequenting the plot and still the war on slugs is lost..I win a few battles...they left the lettuce alone this yr but have devastated chard...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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 19:42

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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