Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 20:48

Fingers crossed you won't loose any chucks to the fox fc, not so sure about the rabbit  keeper though there's one thing keeping them another killing them for the pot.

Well, a week before I can get down to the plot again, already getting withdrawl. Think I'll make a plan this week of when/what to sow and where to plant. 

Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:25

B&Q do a small Palram GH for £179.98. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:37

Does 'pot' rabbits mean they are to eat!

Check your association rules, Fruitcake, for, which live stock you can keep on the allotment, I'm sure you have otherwise you wouldn't be setting up to keep chucks.

Ours is limited, you can only keep bee's although other local sites allow chickens.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:37

GWRS I thought about getting a strimer but the last time I was let loose with one to trim the edge of the lawn at home I cut it too severly, now I use an edger 

Do strimers come with guards to lift up the cutting wire so it doesn't cut to severly? 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:21

Have I missed something, why would someone want to keep rabbits on an allotment... bee's and chickens...yes..., but rabbits!

Had a productive day on the allotment. Finished laying a path across the middle, edged with thick branches and mulched with wood chippings. Finished patching up the fence at the bottom of the plot with pallets. 

Can't help either with an electric saw, I use a hand one. Can anyone recommend a hand powered lawn mower.

How nice to still be harvesting...GWR...Zoomer makes a note to plant out more winter veg this year.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:36

Fruitcake, the chicken run is looking good.

Weather's looking good here for tomorrow so hoping to get to the plot in the morning. Best part of today was spent helping at a kiddie's party. Friend decided to invite the entire class to the twins birthday the magician was fabulous and a good time was had by all.

Nearly purchased a cherry tree from Aldi but I've more than enough fruit tree's at present. Did get some chilli seeds from B and M, at 89p, they were a bargin for 4 varieties on seed discs.     

Chitting

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:09

I started mine off in the back bedroom in January and do most years. The radiators turned off so it's cool until the weather improves and the spuds are out of direct sunlight.

You can chit them all at the same time and stagger planting out.

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 23:49

Aldi's garden stuff usually follows the tree sale. I'd like one of those kneel pads which when turned the other way is a seat

Strawberries

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 21:33

If you want strawberries this year then best buy plants.

There are lots of different varieties. A selection which fruit at different times will prolong your strawberry picking season. Check the ladels when you buy.

June-bearing strawberry varieties usually produce large strawberries over a period of 2 to 3 wks around June time but you can also get early season, midseason, and late season which will prolong your harvest through July.

Then there is everbearing strawberries which aren't but will produce two harvests each year one in Spring and one in late Summer although there are a lot less strawberries in late Summer.   

Grown strawberries for years and bought two plants each of four new and different varieties in 2013, two of which were Cambridge Favourite and Pegasus can't remember the other two. The aim was to prolong the harvest. Would recommend these two, ever so tasty and produce large fruits.

If you opt for alpine strawberries, these varieties produce smaller fruits and don't put out runners but self seed. You can also get white alpine strawberries.       

Wouldn't recommend you grow strawberries with other veg because they will put out runners and like their own bed. Having said that if space is limited they'll quite happily grow under fruit trees and bushes providing it's not too shadey.

Greenhouse book

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:37

A good author, some books not too old, I have the Garden to Kitchen Expert which was wrote with Judith Wills...2011 edition, lots of easy recipe's both for cooked and none cooked veg/fruit, all home grown.   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Making compost

 
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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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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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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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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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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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