Latest posts by Zoomer44

Mile a minute plant...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 22:48

To cut to the chase neighbours planting is now going to cost me money to put in my bin. It's a monster of a plant and I've cut it back every year for at least as long as being a poster.

It has grown into central heating vents, wrapped around TV dishes...

Can I bag up the cuttings and deposited next door. I plan to choose a day to knock and am going to take a Friends husband with me...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:16

Thanks Gg, tips ever so helpful

You can set up night before and on the day, from 7am.  

I'm entering domestic science section to for banana loaf and lemon drizzle cake. ....😊..Phil  Vickery is judging lemon drizzle cake...πŸ‘

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:09

Went to plot today. Planted out squash, courgettes, cues and pumpkin. Potted up chillies and peppers.

I'm filling in the application for Great Eccleston Show.

Showing veg is stressful, isn't it difficult to decide what will be ready in three weeks and how do you know if there are nine peas in a pod? 

If entry fees exceed £7 then you get a free pass for the ground, so need 14 entries...😎...

Sheps Greenhouse thread

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:55

How are the pictures viewed I can't open them...

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:43

Top them off and it will promote new growth from bottom and sides.

what veg is seaweed fertilizer good for

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:40

I've not found a veg which doesn't like it.

You can make a brew with it and use as a liquid feed, I feed all my stuff in GH with it.

I put it in the bottom of bean, spud and sweet corn trenches before planting. 

I've used it as a mulch in the top of chillies, pepper and Tom pots this year.

It dries well and can be scrunched up to use as a feed around plants too. 

Used as a spray and mixed with garlic and a little olive oil, I use it sprayed on black/green fly. The seaweed part of the mix is good for the leaves.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:07

Went to the plot to water, forecast showers over the weekend so hoping to do some potting up and seed sowing, have a nice weekend everyoneπŸ˜€,

Best crop so far??

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 23:16

Grew lettuce for the first time, had some fab iceberg lettuce. Currants and gooseberries are looking good too  

Everything seems to be doing well this year, although still early days...apart from the cherry trees...they had lots of blossom, then we had a frost and not one cherry on two trees now.. 😞

When is the latest time to sow green beans

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 00:03

It's not to late for pea's. You can try french or runner beans mine are only just beginning to climb up their supports.

Florence Fennel bolting - can it be saved? And when to sow (for future reference!)

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 23:51

I've never had much success growing bulb fennel. I managed to get the bulbs, to golf ball sized last year before bolting. 

Sowed alot later this year and plan to plant out this week. 

If they do bolt you can still let them grow and use as you would the herd. It can be grown as a perennial from a bulb, the roots are really deep .

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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