Zoomer44


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tomato pots

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:53

Flower buckets with holes in the bottom and crocks are ideal. I get them free from the local Spar.

 

Courgettes in greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:40

I've always grown them outdoors, could it be that now the weather is warming up it's to hot for them in the GH.

Courgettes in greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:40

I've always grown them outdoors, could it be that's now the weather is warming up it's to hot for them in the GH.

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:34

You deserve a medal Roger442.

I have it on the allotment and when relaying brick paths, which had been down for yrs, the roots had spiralled round in the indunture of the up turned bricks, such was it's persistance to grow.    

Strawberries

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 21:58

I usually don't net strawberries either at home or on the plot on the basis, I love strawberries and there's enough for all, including the wildlife but having said that do  pick on a regular basis. 

My theory is if there's lots to eat the birds will keep returning, if you pick regularly then they'll go and eat someone else's crop who doesn't pick as regularly...not very scientific   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:36

Happy anniversary, Ginagibbs.

Spent the afternoon on the plot, it's taking twice as long to do things, so my thoughts are with you Gg and your sore muscles. I take lots of breaks and today it was nice and sunny so it was good to take in the rays. I can't yet do any digging but covered area's after digging, last August, with muck and black plastic , so just uncovering bits at a time and planting up. Letting the worms do all the work is so much easier.

Planted out runner beans, more pea's, chard, pumkin and stuff in the GH. Pea weevil has been nibbling at the pea's already out!    

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:53

I've tried different mpc from the cheap and cheerful to more expensive one's. One year the quality was particularly bad and so I took to making more myself and only purchasing split bags so the content could be seen, these usually come at a discount.

I'm not a fan of council recycled compost because of all the unrecyclable bit's in it, after saying that presumably it's put there by gardeners so we only have ourselves to blame    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:17

You guy's all sound like you've been busy with producive plots . Think I'm about 4-6 weeks behind everyone. My toms are only 2inches tall so bought some for the GH, it has glass in now, also have chillies, peppers, aubergines and cue's in there. It's still only half full though so went oin a further trip to Mammoth Onions yesterday. 

It's not been very good planting out weather here and alot of plot holders have lost stuff. Veg in modules is growing painfully slow. Only rubarb to harevest but strawberries are all in flower and the fruit bushes are looking good. Spuds have just started to poke through the soil.  

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:40

I like harvesting the fruits of my labour. Rubarb was first this year and it looks like gooseberries will be next followed by either strawberries or the berry bushes.

Me thinks strawberries and friends/family will be invited round to pick them followed by a bar-b with meat seasoned by herbs from the plot/garden. I like sharing .

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:58

I had some in the GH, never seen them in there before but also had greenfly on a chilli plant last week, needless to say there aren't any greenflies in there now .

There's been a few on the allotment and I've seen bee's but at least two plot holders have bee hives, they've certainly been coming out on warm days. .

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Making compost

 
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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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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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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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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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