Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

What is your weather like?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 22:17

Hot and dry here in the NW, never thought the ground would ever dry out after the floods in the winter.

Fences and covenants...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 22:10

Thing is I didn't know. I did put up a trellis in front of the high fence and replanted that side of the garden with stuff which liked the conditions. There is a gap behind and the trellis can easily be taken down. 


Think that will be the answer to their Q. 

Fences and covenants...

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 22:50

I don't want to start a fight with the neighbour, I would be happy just to put it all behind me. 


The issue has been raised by the purchaser. They are asking if any of the covenants have been broken, unknowingly that one has...

Fences and covenants...

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 21:02

Is there anything I can do now?


I only discovered the covenant because I'm selling my property. Am I in the wrong for allowing him to put it up. I did complain to the council at the time and they supported him. I may still have the e-mails.

Fences and covenants...

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 20:49

Several years ago the neighbour replaced the dividing fence. At the time I wasn't happy about the height. Said neighbour said there was nothing I could do as legally he was entitled to build it up to 6 ft.


I've just discovered there is a covenant limiting the height to 3ft unles a written agreement is reached. As we didn't sign anything, has he illegally put up the fence at a height of 6ft.

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:52

Gives me something to mull over, think I have some files but no clamp. The 6 in 1 tool sounds a good idea and I'll look on youtube to see if there are any links giving a demonstration.


Thanks for all the replies. 


Don't get to Stockton as often now Frank. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:36

Good to hear the weather has picked up down south. 


Went to the plot after tea, did a few jobs, then picked some flowers and rubarb. 

Overwintered onions going to seed

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:58

I over wintered onions this year for the first time on the plot, planting in the autumn. Here in the NW we had sever flooding.The onions had little growth on them in April and I expected them to bolt so planted up sets as normal for a crop to save this year.


At least half the over wintered crop have tried to produced flower heads, which have been picked off . I've started to harvest larger bulbs and have an early crop of onions which allows my main crop to mature without picking...


To cut to the chase...I'll over winter again for an early crop of onions.

Flaming June

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:16

I'm more than pleased with the weather here in the NW. After over 30 days of consecutive rain in the autumn and sever flooding, the sun shine makes a refreshing change.   

Sharpening tools...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 00:00

Most of my tools...hedge clipper, loppers, hoe..etc... have become very blunt. After, unsuccessfully  searching the net for a local tool sharpener, I've bought a sharpening stone and some oil.


How difficult can it be......harder than I thought... unless I'm doing it wrong...after what seemed like ages, running the stone along hedge shear blades, they seemed no sharper. I must have 6 pairs of secateurs, at least 4 are blunt, I really don't want to buy another pair....   


Tips on sharpening tools, welcome...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Making compost

 
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Last Post: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 13:10

Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: Today at 10:59

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20
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