Latest posts by Zoomer44

What Kids Pick Up.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:57

I was out one day with friend and children, we were visiting a local farm and quite spontaneously,  when we got out of the car the 8yr old anounced as an observation, 'what a strong smell of horse sh.t'.  

We were all gob smacked by his remark, I really don't know where that came from...

On another occasion we were in the car, and knowing I'm keen on gardening his younger brother pointed to a tree and asked if it was a laburnum tree, it was, I was equally speechless...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:32

Jury is still out for me with green manure. We get delivery's of muck 2 or 3 times each yr and at present there's a heap just outside my plot...

I'm more of a lazy allotmenteer though and it was alot easier this yr digging over beds which had been covered with muck and plastic in the autumn. 

A parcel from the Garden Superstore arrived today and a new edging spade. It"s ever so light.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:06

No probs, Dove.

Would they benefit from a good mulch of muck in the autumn.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:20

Sounds a good plan treehugger, will do that at the weekend.

Once cut back do they need covering over winter or mulching.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:11

I planted them in March/April.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 00:10

12 crowns were planted in one bed and 6 in another. Both beds clear of weeds. 

Bed 1, with 12 crowns, they've all grown.  What now ...when should they be cut back...or should they be left a little longer to grow. ..

Bed 2, with 6 crowns, only one has grown, me thinks the other 5 have died... should I throw in the towel and start again...


Repotting into a much bigger pot

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 23:45

You  could use gravel in the larger pot to raise up the smaller pot and fill round the gaps either side with gravel, the pot would be heavy but drainage would be good.

As the plant grows keep potting up until the plant is large enough to fit the 55cm pot...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 22:32

I"ve Choy Sum and Pak Choi - free with a magazine. Radish, carrots and some biennial flowers, although I might be too late in sowing the flowers.

I cheated last weekend with lettuce and kale from the GC but also sowed dwarf kale and chard.

Went to water GH this evening, the ground is looking really dry.

Are you thinking of trying anything different for next year, Aster2.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:28

My chillies have yellowing leaves couldn't understand why until I went to the plot yesterday.

Depending on weather I've been going two to three times a week to water. They don't get as much water as the toms, I keep them slightly drier and water from the bottom.

The guy on the next plot said he had watered my GH a couple of times thinking I'd not been doing it......I know he means well and waters when I'm on holiday. They look over watered and have stopped flowering, Apache, normally a heavy cropper is a tad bit disappointing.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 22:39

I like the pallet thread with lots of good idea's. You must post some pics. Gg.

I've been going through my seed box to see what can still be sown. 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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