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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:39

Sometimes you can pick up a bargin and it sounds like yours would have been but for the crossed thread. You take your chances, but nothing lost apart from a trip back to the shop for a refund although annoying when the item wasn't fit for purpose. 

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:30

Bindweed - Burn After Weeding...with George Clooney and Brad Pit

The Allotment Diaries..with Leonardo Di Caprio   


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:51

Thanks Bob, we live and learn 

Hi, John, you aren't doing anything wrong,  your sweet corn is way ahead of mine. I tried a mini pop variety this year on account it would mature earlier... I don't think so, it's about 3ft-4ft high with no sign of flowers yet.  

planting potatoes and onion sets

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 21:40


Hi, Nan,

Did you get a good spud crop. I've not dug up my first and second earlies yet, just got back from a two week jolly and will be digging up spuds tomorrow, it'll be like digging for gold   

Lidl fruit tree's....

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

I received a response from Lidl last week, The apple tree's were on root stock M9 and the pear tree's rootstock was Quitte Adams or Quitte C. I suspect the tree's have been sold by now though.

I've always had good results from seeds and plants from Lidl, so, e-mailed them back words to that effect saying it would be helpful if the root stock was on the label as some growers may be limited as to what size tree's they can grow.

Got a nice e-mail back thanking me for being patient whilst they looked into the initial enquiry and saying they will contact me again once they receive a response from the department my labeling enquiry was sent too.  

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:16
Don't think it's too late OL, I sowed more only last week.

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:14
I start most veg off in modules, will plant half out this week and hope my regular hoilday watering doesn't forget to water them next week

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:00
It is a waste to pick them now they aren't much more than salad leaves and the aim was to grow the proper thing with a good heart in the middle before picking.

Dove - apart from sulg pellets for protection is it just a case of watering regularly. What I might do is grow half in pots and plant half out.

A Simple test

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 22:26
Thanks for the tip, Mike.

Little gems...

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:30
I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots....never grown them before. The plan was to grow tender salad veggies in beds in the back garden.

Ever so pleased with them, I'm surprised at how healthy they are, didn't expect them to grow and reach this stage. It seems a shame to plant them out to risk them being eaten by slugs/snails with only pellets for protection

Q - Would they grow on if I just pot up or will their roots be too restricted.

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Shed of the year...

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

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

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A Q about used compost...  
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Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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