Zoomer44


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What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:37
They are probably currant bushes, you'll need to wait till they fruit to know the colour although black may flower later than red or white as these produce a later crop.

Gooseberry have thorns on them.

If you are lucky you may have a hybrid bush. I have one which looks like any other when it has dropped it's leaves but if you ask what it is I wouldn't be able to tell without going to the plot and checking the label, only planted it this year and haven't had any fruit yet.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 20:17
I steam kale or cook like other veg in water. Season and toss in butter.
Vacating plot holders are given 28 days to take what they want and unless they give you something other plot holders aren't allowed on their plot. What's left is for the new plot holders, it seems to work well.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 22:24
Oranges, strawberrys, coconut and hazel nut trees. An apple tree with loads of grafted varieties on. Foxglove, lilies and blue bells.
Would it be cheating if I took a solar powered kindle instead of a book...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:26
Not sure about the sprouts, I've planted them deep, heeled them in and staked them this yr
The guy on neighbouring plot can grow them, must ask his advice.

Weed wands...

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:15
I checked out the one at Homebase and the instructions said it has a safety lock so presumably when the canister is attached it locks on before it can be lit?
It's mainly docks and dandilions I want to keep down, marestail hasn't reached that part of the plot

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 00:03

What a good harvest GWRS. I've leeks and kale which can still be harvested, possibly chad, and celriac still in the ground but not big enough to pick, was going to leave those in and see if they put on any growth in the spring as I don't need the bed for anything until then. 

I've struggled with sprouts and composted all this yr, will try one last time next yr.

Onions, garlic, broccolli, parsley and young garlic chives are all looking good before any major drop in temps or snow. Didn't manage to get in shallots but hoping the bulbs will still be ok to plant out in the spring.

I've a bed of foxglove, transplanted from around the plot which had self seeded, all different sizes, I'm hopeful some may get through the winter. 

Not been to the plot because of the weather...

Happy growing everyone.    

 

Weed wands...

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 23:18

I was thinking of getting one to reduce the need to bend and stoop whilst on the allotment. I have a bad back and have some tools to make things easier. 

I'm not sure about the canisters either jo47 but sometimes needs must, I wasn't sure about a pertrol strimmer but wouldn't be without it now.

Sad day......

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 20:48

I thought so......Verd ... off topic...go straight to the naughty step ...

Sad day......

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 19:55

And the link to gardening, growing flowers or veg please tell Verdun...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 17:43

When will the rain stop...strong winds are forcast in the NW...it's officially winter on Tuesday...I've a few winter jobs to do and looking forward to Spring...

Called at the plot today to drop off 5 bags of leaves. A real find, whilst at the recycle bank, noticed the wind had blow a pile of leaves, a ft high, behind the containers so returned with some black bags. 

The new plot holder has an area over run with autumn fruiting rasberries, thought I might leave a note on his gate, welcoming him to the allotments and asking if he wants to do a plant swap in Spring. Rasberries for strawberries.   

Pat hasn't posted from Australia for a while, it'll be summer now down under. Hope you are having a good growing season...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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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 22:19

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
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