Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

what qualities do you need to be a good gardener

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 23:57

OCD springs to mind...

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. 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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 21:22

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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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41
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