Zoomer44


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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. .

Lillies

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:14

Patience is a virtue Baza, nice to see your lillies are beginning to show

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:07

I'm sure you had a nice day, how rewarding to share with others your garden. Loved your veg patch

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:34

I use a stabilo marker pen and dip them in neat bleach for a couple of days, comes off no probs. 

Beans

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:23

my wigwam blew over last yr and the beans got conjested at the top so I'm growing in a row this yr.

Too late to plant potatoes?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:53

Sorry for not getting back sooner - Mooresthemerrier.

I did grow spuds in bags and was never disappointed. Grown them in the ground for past 2yrs. Spuds like seaweed which can be mixed in with the compost if planting in bags or put in the bottom of the trench if planting in the ground. All my 1st/2nd earlies flowered last year, not sure if it was the varieties or the seaweed.  

If you can get seaweed, it makes a good mulch as you earth up or can simply be scattered on top of the ridge of your spuds.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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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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