Latest posts by Zoomer44

Rogue potatoes - should I encourage them?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:56

Dig it out, you then start with a clean slate rather than having the odd spud growing randomly in veg beds which may not harvest at the same time as spuds and disturb their roots when you dig up the spuds.

Growing lillies.

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:12

I grow lillies in pots and last year lilly beetle seemed worse than in previous years. 

This year, my first line of defence was to replace all the compost in the pots with fresh. 

Q is - There's alot of old compost, can it be recycled in a dalek, mine does get very hot, at times you can feel the hot air hit you as the lid is taken off and it will have all summer to rot down. I won't be using the compost as a mulch now until the autumn, will the beasties be killed in a hot bin...  .

Gardening glove suggestions?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 21:53

Gold leaf are the only gloves endorsed by RHS...

Gardening glove suggestions?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 21:46

I'd like to know the answer for a good pr of general purpose one's.

I use hard wearing builders gloves for brambles and prickly jobs which does the trick.

Sorry I can't help further.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 21:27

We've had some lovely warm weather the past two days. Went down to the plot on Saturday, in just three weekends missed, the dandilions were in full growth, now why don't veggies grow so rampant

The GH frame is now secure and shallots/onions/spuds planted out. Under estimated how much room was needed for the spuds. I've another row still to plant.

Spent the afternoon today, relaxing in the backgarden.  

Germination times

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:04

I didn't have time to pot them on sooner Welshonion, they grew that quickly, but it would be more advisable to pot them on when the root's smaller.

weed id please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:45

OMG - Landgirl wasn't kidding when she said it had a big root, and I thought I had problems with dock and dandilions

Plant pots

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:27

i put plastic pots in terracotta, that way I can have several different displays of different plants throughout the year by changing the plastic pots. 

If I decide to put some nice pots in the front garden (front door only 3ft from pavement) I have a couple of pots with drawing pins stuck to the underside of the rim, odd how no one seems to want the plants in the plastic pots..

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:10

Second year I've done it hollie hock, all the seeds germinted. 

They seem to have germinated quicker, some have tiny green shoots. The roots were long, 2' but I've potted up into toilet rolls so was able to make a deep hole with the dibber.

Did the same thing last year and about 4 plants failed to grow on in the toilet rolls, I'm not advising others to do the same but my mini pop corn plants were over 6ft tall last year.

Germination times

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:21

All my seedlings died, a long story but I was in hospital unexpectedly for nearly three weeks so started sowing again just over a week ago.

Sown indoors because it's still to cold here and with no heat -Turnip and swede 3-4 days. Leeks and sunflowers 6 days. With heat - toms 10 days. On damp kitchen roll - beans, pea's and sweetcorn about 3-4 days, potted on at 7 days.

Not a sign of anything else, list to long to mention. 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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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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