Latest posts by Zoomer44


Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:32
Would it work if tubers were planted under black plastic at this time. I grow Dahlia's on an allotment and have that many tubers would need a few bags of compost to start them in pots?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:17
I look at my strawberry patch each time I go thinking must sort it next but something else always seems more pressing.

Would love to see pics Gg. Better luck next time Ginagibbs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:05
The clocks will be changing soon so may go to the plot mid week. It was nice to get home this evening in day light

Hope the weather is dry at the weekend. I usually check but the weather forecast icon at the top of the screen has disappeared!

Growing asparagus...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 22:30
I'm expecting 5 roots to arrive this month and have 5 more roots ready to be planted. The area is't the best, it will get dappled shade mid afternoon but full sun the rest of the time. It's had muck dug in, after planting can I put another layer of muck on top?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 21:31
Gg, neighbour sounds arrogant, if he's had another plot for 7 yrs, he knows the rules...I'd be inclined to e-mail the council, let them know you've taken back your wood but that he has also been on your plot and taken a pallet.

I'd ask them to clarify the rule about not going on each other's plots and ask their advice about what to do if it happens again.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:17
Which flowers do you plan to grow, scroggin.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:16
Lovely day here dry and Sunny.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:10
Spent a couple of mornings on the plot. Got loads done. Lots of digging, finished another bed and started on the base for another GH.

Dafs are beginning to flower. Not sure what the other spring bulbs are, can't remember what I planted so it'll be a pleasant surprise when they flower

Quite a few new plot holders there today.

New allotment

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:11
Wood ash can be put on your compost heap or applied directly to soil and dug in. It adds potassium to the soil and has a slight liming effect.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:58
My spuds are chitting nicely.

Sowed more pea's on kitchen roll, different variety. The first lot already have tiny shoots, must pot them up at the weekend.

The propagator hasn't been switched on yet but I've got Aubergine's, chilli's, peppers and two varieties of tom seeds I'm hoping to sow at the weekend.

Happy sowing

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Chillies & peppers

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Rust spots on fruit trees...

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Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Black spot on sunflowers...

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Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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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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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

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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