Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 23:24

I'm in Lancashire, Lancaster.


Being nearer to the Lakes and the coast, we get snow, lots of rain, and water restrictions, if there is a hint of a hot summer😎. Me thinks that is because our reservoirs are open air.


 Although, we were hit with a late frost, so strawberries and early blossom fruit trees suffered, it's been a good yr here for fruit and veg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 21:10

Ever so impressed with your parsnips scroggin.


 Never had alot of luck with parsnips or carrots.


Amazing spaces was good tonight, the flight simulator was unbelievable.


Pruned my fruit bushes this weekend and took some red and white currant cuttings. Seem to have lots of blackcurrant bushes but only red and White at home.  


Started sowing hardy annuals for next year, not sure if they'll get through the winter though, I"ve loads of seeds so nothing to lose.

Allotment progress.

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 21:56

Have you decided on your planting plan. Will you have perennial fruit and veg beds?


At least a third of my plots perennial planting,  


 2 GH's take up more space and  cut flowers beds need to take in flowering times in order to have flowers to cut throughout the growing season.

Allotment progress.

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 19:12

Wow, what a good sized plot.


How many people are you growing for? 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 21:43

Gg. Hope the judges liked the garden.


Cucumber soup sounds good. I made broad bean soup with a glut and runner beans may start to go the same way.


You can't beat a bowl of home made soup. My father used to make pea and ham soup to die for...πŸ˜€


The shed has gone up next door, it's not been built that much further into his plot.... but does let in some light.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 19:09

I managed to e-mail one of the committee members, someone has spoken to the guy about his shed and he's going to move it further on to his plot. Good result...πŸ‘

Rust spots on fruit trees...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:37

There are small rust spots on the leaves of my pear and cherry trees,   neither have produced any fruit. They were only planted in the autumn so wasn't expecting fruit this yr.


Should I be worried about the spots and my other fruit trees...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:24

It"s a double doored shed, at least 6 by 6. 


I've tried e-mailing the committee  but the mail keeps bouncing back. The plants will be in total shade, they already compete with a huge birch tree on the other side. 


I'm sure he hasn't realised it will block the light.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 21:19

Everyone sounds busy, some good harvests, not sure if my 2nd earliest had blight or just died back naturally. They had flowered. I've taken all the foilage off, will dig them up later in the week.


Collected about 45 flag Stones off my brother yesterday. The guy on next plot helped, we used his van so he got enough for a shed base. Noticed today he is going to put it right up against the fence blocking all the light off some of my fruit bushes...😟..not sure what to do about that...


I donated some slabs to the committee too, for a bar-b-cue area and kept about a dozen. 

Vegatable grwoing book

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 22:37

I would suggest getting a selection of books.


Dr D.G.Hessayan books are good.


Aura Garden Guides are good too, I'd recommend the Herbs, propagation and gardens for Wildlife books.


If you want to go organic Bob Flowerdews book, Organic garden basics is a good starting point .

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