Zoomer44


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Blueberry bush.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 23:29

Bumping up for flowerpower15... 

Blueberries

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 23:21

More information is needed in terms of the variety...and... how big are your teapots!...I'm happy to be wrong but growing a plant in a teapot is going to present challenges when potting up, do you have pictures... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:46

GWRS, Well done, every so pleased for you...


After entering the local show I didn't put anything in...... it was always going to be a case of showing what was ready and finding time to harvest it. The show also clashed with friends staying, who can only come down during the Scottish school holidays.


The weather in the NW couldn't have been better here this year. Radish, beetroot, swede and lettuce sown or planted out a couple of weeks ago is beginning to romp away. Dahlias, dwarf sunflowers, sweet pea and gladioli are all beginning to flower. Cosmos has been in flower for a few weeks.    


There's been a lot going on at home and so  I haven't had time to harvest stuff. I've been so lucky berries and currants haven't been eaten by birds. Harvested the first toms, cues and chillies.

How many front gardens on your street are green not grey?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 21:48

Most are green here but about a hand full on my side of the road are gravel with shrubs or tree's planted.  


The front gardens are very small and in shade most of the day and so only get the setting sun along one wall. None are paved and they all have their original garden walls which shades the gardens further. This can be an assert, most are well maintained but some are privately rented to students and get a bit over run with weeds at this time of year.    

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 22:27

Two years on I have a much bigger plot now. ..


I find marestail less of a problem than bindweed. I still dig up both by their roots when they appear. Bindweed is now receeding and when weak there's a pest which leaves holes in it's leaves...


I grow mainly in narrow beds and they get a good weeding before being covered with cardboard, muck and then plastic for the winter. Marestail still grows but if dug up when it appears doesn't seem to rob the soil of nutrients preventing veg/fruit from growing where as bindweed will wrap it's vine around them...

Charlotte Potatoes

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 21:09

I don't grow them anymore for that reason, it didn't seem to matter what the weather. I grew them for a few years. There are so many different varieties why not try something different next year...

How do you inspire kids with a love of nature in the garden?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 00:48

I often invite a friends three children to pick stuff on the allotment. They've been picking fruit and veg in the garden from being able to walk. They picked strawberries and currants last weekend and each has a sunflower growing on the plot.


Picking flowers is always a winner,  toms, beans and peas are popular too. I grow different coloured beans and one of the twins had told her friends but because they hadn't believed her took some into school last year...


They want to build a home for nature so that could become a project in progress...

Beetroot

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:38

Looking good, Chris. Only just planted mine out a couple of weeks ago to follow autumn onions.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:34

Gg, just got usual stuff in GH. Toms, cues, Aubergine's, peppers and chillies.


Also hyacinth beans, they aren't looking good though with pale leaves and not very big at all. I'm pleased with the chillies, Apache are doing well and some which are going purple, can't remember the variety but think it begins with j.....


Do you show every year GWRS, would welcome any tips...

Foxglove in pots

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:28

Just to add, they will need support by way of a cane if growing in a small pot or best kept in a sheltered spot, out of wind if not supported.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Sharpening tools...

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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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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

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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

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