Latest posts by Zoomer44

Potatoes - Manure Question

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 21:16

Good advise above, spuds also like sea weed, a layer in the bottom of the trench gives them a good start. 

Gardeners world live

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:18

I went last year and enjoyed it. The food show was good to. Can't remember which day we went on but it wasn't that busy.

The flower hall was busy, it rained too, but there was plenty under cover and alot of stuff going on like talks, demonstrations, book signings.

I went with a friend who doesn't particularly like gardening and she wants to go again this year.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 19:37

I have wet and dry day jobs, one of the advantages of having a GH😊. 

Chillies and Aubergine's are developing true leaves, they've been ever so slow and lost some to damping off. Plan to sow toms this weekend.

We've had nights of -2..But no snow in this part of Lancashire.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 21:09

It"s been a wet weekend here went to the plot today to sow more seeds and check if any had germinated from last weekend.

I need to make some room in the GH, if it"s dry next weekend onions, garlic and shallots can go out and a load of iris which are shooting in pots.

Sorted through a couple of boxes of Dahlia's and brought some home to soak

Happy growing everyone...πŸ“πŸ…πŸŒ½πŸ’ 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 21:50

Sowed more flower seeds. Most were free from various mags collected over the year, hardy anuals. Sowed kale, broccoli, leeks, lettuce and pak Choi.

I've probably started sowing to early but nothing ventured, nothing gained.πŸ˜‰

The plot next door has been let. Not met them yet.

Nice to see and hear signs of Spring, rubard is coming up, fruit trees are beginning  to bud and birds chirping. 

Is it to early to see signs of asparagus growing?

Please help. What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:04

I like my fence and sheds to look like wood but did paint one shed a light sage colour and have never liked it.

The shed on the Lottie is blue and although I wouldn't have chosen the colour it looks niceπŸ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:48

I started sowing a couple of weeks ago and potted up some bulbs to give them an early start. Pea's and broad beans have germinated 

Chilli's are getting alittle leggy and I've lost some to damping off.

Good hygiene...

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 22:32

What type of oil did you use?

Good hygiene...

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:41

Thanks for the information about club root. Think I"ll wash my wellies and the wheelbarrows too, won't do any harm.

The barrows were at the back of a shed , covered in cobwebs and huge spiders.

Last edited: 19 February 2017 20:44:31

Good hygiene...

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:37

I've cleaned the tools some had alot of rust on, they've come up really well, a bit like discovering gold.

The fork and spade have metal shafts, ever so light. I've three different types of hoes now. Some look quite old, they don't make tools like they used to,. These were made to last, a very simple set of scataurs, after sharpening are great. There was evening a pr of seamstress scissors, managed to get all the rust of them.

Also acquired three galvernisd watering cans and a bucket. Three leak so thought I'd paint  them and use as planters.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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