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Latest posts by Zoomer44

horsetail control

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 19:56

It's a major problem on my allotment plot. I'd do as Dove suggests, as soon as it appears use a trowel to dig out as much of the root as you can before it spores.  

Horse tail still contniues to grow on the edges of the plot where I've been less vigourous at digging it up but the fruit/veg beds are now relatively clear 

 

Early mistakes and successes

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:02
I usually start sowing seeds far to early and run out of room indoors for seedlings, resulting in them going out before the last frost, then loosing some.

Did the same thing last year, started sowing 'to early and was unexpectedly in hospital for several weeks so it was the end of April before I could start sowing again after all my earlier seedlings had died.

I bought some seedlings, so I had some stuff to plant out in May but the later sowings grew quickly and although everything flowered or was ready to harvest later, what started of as a disastrous year ended as a successful one.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 23:42
If it's an extra, a new face would be refreshing, someone who responds to topical or seasonal issues sent in by viewers.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:14

Sorry to hear you are giving up your plot Stagbeetle, it can be difficult to juggle everything though. 

I've been able to spend more time on the plot this year due to being off work through iIl health, and been fortunate enough, to have had the time to set the plot out to make it easier to manage with narrow beds and permanent planting.

I grew veg in a couple of raised beds at home for a few years before taking up an allotment and still have a strawberry patch. 

Happy gardening 

Shredded pine leaves....

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Hadn't realised it turns neutral when rotted. Best get them potted up soon  

Shredded pine leaves....

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:27

I'm going to repot a couple of blueberry bushes with new compost, can I use shredded pine leaves and branches as a mulch or even mix it in with the compost?

 

Spontaneous Combustion

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 22:22

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 22:13

As I say I'm happy to be wrong, I knew it either started first or finished later than GW..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:03

Hi, nice to hear/see what others are doing...there's a ferral cat on our site...not seen it recently but in the summer I kept finding dead mice on the same flag stone... and when the site is quiet a cat walks up and down the track...

Gg...Our AGM is next month and we vote at the meeting, it's gonna be a paper ballot this year.

I can only get to the plot, weekend mornings at present weather permitting, here's hoping for a rain free weekend 

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:42

I enjoyed the 'history of gardens...'

I'm happy to be wrong but 'Beech Grove' usually starts the week before Gardeners World and they also have a 'Winter Special' although if they had one this year I missed it....  .  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 15:51

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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