Zoomer44


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Sunflowers 3 plants = 60 heads :)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:47

I'm sure the sunflowers I grew were a variety which should have only grown 5 or 6ft, they must be nearly 20 ft tall now, they are multi headed...it's been quite a challenge cutting the flowers!!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:33

Not been to the plot for a while, ankles fine now so got lots done.


Cut down mini pop plants, 3 wheel barrows full before it started to rain. Cleared plants in GH, picked the last toms and peppers and hung chilli plants up to dry. 


We've not had a muck delivered all yr so went off and found a farm giving it away. Got 6 bags, it's not rotted down though, can it still be used if the bed isn't going to be planted in until Spring..

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Posted: 25/09/2016 at 22:51

I'm not getting them either...

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

The nest has gone. Went to the plot today and not a wasp in sight. The guy was checking the area, he'd sprayed it and gone back a few days later to burn the nest. 


As it was near the track the committee provided all that was needed. They have even left a spray should any wasps return.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:17

Ankle is alot better, will be swollen for a few more weeks though but it's good to be pain free.


What a bargain, GWRS, Aldi are so good in terms of value for money. 


I have some of their hand tools, stainless steel and ever so cheap.

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 16:56

The allotment committee got back to me, we have a guy on site who keeps bees, has all the protective gear, he's going to deal with it. Another plot holder has the same problem so he's going to deal with both.


I feel a nice bottle of wine winging it's way to him.


Thanks for your replies. I went to the plot earlier and the nest has settled down. 

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 23:05

Not sure if things run in the family but one of my brothers is allergic to their sting. To cut to the chase I might be a tad bit sensitive to bites, not necessarily wasps but I've had some extreme reactions.


I've e-mailed the allotment committee to ask their advise. The plot is close to the main gate and compost heap close to the track.

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 22:38

How much do they charge in Wales!

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 20:31

Not sure the council will help as it's on the allotment...


It could be a while before the cold kills them, what are the chances of them swarming, I read somewhere they can get aggressive this time of year and I don 't know if I'm allergic to them, my older brother is. ...

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 20:14

I've a huge wasp nest on the compost heap. It has 3 bays and when I lifted the plastic there it was....It's about the size of a large football possibly larger as there were hollow tunnels leading from it.


How can I dispose of it, it's very lively...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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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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