Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 21:38

Thick fog and drizzle all day here so didn't get to the plot.


Ozzy's gone very quiet, he's sitting on the stairs. He meowed all the way home in the car. 


I find it easier to dig out weeds when the ground is wet, the long roots from docks and dandilions come up alot easier, Gg.


Are the prices reasonable in the lotti shop, Gg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:02

GWRS you are way ahead of me, hadn't even thought about spuds this year. 


Hoping to go to the plot this weekend if weather is dry. I'm collecting a cat in the morning from animal care, he's called Ozzy, there's a pic of him on their website.. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 11:31

Gg, like the boots.


Hope you enjoyed your lunch, Ginagibbs.


I finished work yesterday for 11 days, Christmas starts today here 😂 going to put up decorations. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 22:10

I've covered some beds. Laid cardboard down, covered with muck then black plastic. Some will stay covered till April/May, ready for stuff which can't be planted out till then. Things like sweetcorn, mini pop, courgettes, squash...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 23:14

I've still got some garlic, shallots and onions to put in. It will be next year for me, too before I go to the plot again. 


I've been going through the Kings Seeds catalogue. Was going to try some F1 varieties next year. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 22:16

Haven't had time to go to the plot, been busy at home and went away last weekend.


Not out of mind though, I've bought some stakes to make bean supports and weed membrane for the compost area, to make a flagged area in front. Also bought new clips for the GH, hoping to put it up before spring.


You guys sound like you've been busy.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:21

I have frogs and slow worms on the allotment. I also have plenty of birds frequenting the plot and still the war on slugs is lost..I win a few battles...they left the lettuce alone this yr but have devastated chard...

Pallets

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:06

Well-done Gg, ever so impressed, your plot looks to be taking shape too...😉

potatoes for dec 17

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:05

I tried growing spuds for xmas a few times, decided it wasn't worth the effort. 


Plant in August, in grow bags, so they can be moved into GH as the days shorten and temps start to drop at night. I found the foliage died towards the end of October, the spuds don't get any bigger but keep in the compost until ready to lift. 1st earliest mature quicker. 


My best effort froze in the bag so couldn't harvest in December and threw in the towel, only to find in March when I came to empty the bag there was a respectable harvest of spuds undamaged by the frost, more by accident than design...good luck and happy growing...

Blight in the GH...

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 18:28

My brother's toms in his GH got blight this yr whilst he was on his jollies. He's used an automatic watering system, spraying the plants and getting the leaves wet daily for a couple of weeks.


Am I right in thinking, firstly toms don't like having wet leaves and secondly by raising the humidity in the GH, an environment has been created in which blight would thrive?


He's cleared all the plants and wants to know if the bed's will need replacing with new soil?

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Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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I'm happy to be wrong... 
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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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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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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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