Latest posts by Zoomer44

Improving soil

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 20:23

If coffee beans deter slugs ..this is  possibly to easy...but could it deter slugs if mixed into the compost before mulching...😎

Chillies & peppers

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 20:10

I've had an excellent   crop of chillies and peppers, some are still green though is it too late to expect them to ripen?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 11:27

It's been a wet weekend,. Lots of clearing and weeding done on the plot between showers.

My pumpkin is turning orange 😀, I grew four varieties, lots of small ones but only two large pumpkins. Summer squash have done well, no butternut squash, although the plants were large and healthy.. .loads of courgettes...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 12:32

Hi, Geordie, sounds like you've been bitten by the allotmenteering bug now that you have two plots.

Allotmenteering is a bit like marmite you either love it or loth it.😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 21:10

I brought home a french variety, but when I've tried to translate it, the variety translates as 'straw coloured' , that can't be right...😎...

Today  bought a mixed bag from Wilko's, red and white. The shalotts are 'golden gourmet' and garlic is 'germidour',

I  usually buy garlic from Robinson's home of the mammouth onion but their opening times tend to be seasonal and they aren"t always open on Saturdays...😞

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 20:08

Bought some onion sets, garlic and shallots for autumn planting. They seemed to do better this year than spring planted one's and were ready a month earlier.

Started to clear spent crops, the plot took a battering from high winds whilst I was away, sun flowers and some gladioli have snapped.

Is it too early to dig up the gladioli bulbs if I leave the leaves attached and dry them in the GH ?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 20:53

I had rats in spring. They'd nested in the neighbours shed and were disturbed when he gave up the plot. 

They moved onto my plot so I put down poison and was amazed at how much they ate. You can't put it down though if you get hedgehogs.

I'm fairly good about most creatures but rats are my limit, I would leave my outline in the shed door as I disappear up the road in a cloud of dust if I ever so one up close...😎

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 12:44

Little zoomer looks to be doing well, Gg.

Must take another pic of the large pumpkin on my plot, it's beginning to turn orange 😀

 Decided to call at the plot on the way home yesterday, took home, toms, radish, peppers chillies, beans, kale, courgettes and squash. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:39

Been on holiday for a couple of weeks. Going to the plot at the weekend. 

I've bought some french seeds and onion sets. Seeds are sold by weight so there tends to be more seeds in the packets.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 21:41

Went to the plot to water.

I've loads of raspberries, they crept up on me. Picked lots of toms, cues and courgettes.

I cut the tops off some sunflowers a few weeks ago, abit like the Chelsea chop, and now have some multi headed sunflowers. A tad bit difficult to cut though as they must be 8 or 9ft high 😁

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Chillies & peppers

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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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Last Post: 16/06/2017 at 21:37

Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Last Post: 27/05/2017 at 22:57

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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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

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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