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Latest posts by Zoomer44

danger-is-in-the-garden

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 02:09

Widgets fit snuggly ontop of canes, and if you drill a few more holes in them they can be used as the joints for netting cages

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:52

Hi, happycottontail,

I'd recommend a four shelved plastic grow house, it's ideal for growing seedlings and the shelves can be removed if you wan to grow toms.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:22

Over cast all morning, sun got out in the afternoon so it was nice and warm.

I'm away in September and by the time I get back alot of stuff is dying back so started to tidy up the garden and GH. Emptied some pots ready for bulb planting and if the weather's good tomorrow was going to plant up a new strawberry patch.

Four new varieties were introduced to the patch this year and I grew white strawberries for the first time. The plan is to have strawberries from May through to late July/early August.    

palaisglide

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:40

Jo. They do random checks were I work, don't know how, so there's little chance of sneaking online.

   

palaisglide

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 00:27

Been away for a few days so sorry for not replying.

BL How easy is that, didn't realisecould kick myself

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 23:47

Thanks. Italophile. Got home this evening after being away for a few days and the two bush ones, outdoors, have done really well, one better than the other so will save some seeds, they are begining to go past their best. .

 

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:16

I've tried red pear for two years now, I'm still picking because not all the fruit has BER, but won't be growing again, they've been watered like the other tom varieties which don't have BER...and the crop is poor.  

Itaophile.Can I save seeds from the ripe fruit now, off the plants which have snapped.   

peas

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:54

Not watched this weeks GW yet. Small brown envelops to store seeds in are ideal once the seeds are dry. Seeds will sweat in plastic and don't dry out. 

I've only saved peas, beans, peppers, chillies and toms seeds. I'm going to branch out and save other stuff this year, not just veg but flowers and herbs  .

Good luck with the fig tree.  

palaisglide

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:22

Thanks you guys.

I was getting abit down hearted because I don't usually come on line till about 7 or 8ish and welcomed the notifications because those were the one's I'd replied to first or one's I was following. I was begining to think by not reply would infer I was ignoring posters responses.  

I've worked it out now , by pressing on zoomer and then postings it brings up what you've last posted. So I won't be leaving. It's an excellent forum.

Ditto to responding to postings.  

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:03

Warm and sunny here today.

Verdun...I'm a ngiht owl. Seldom get on the boards before 8pm.  

Birdy I stick to hand shears, the only time I used an electric hedge cutter to trim the hedge it was borrowed, it looked more like a chainsaw to cut down tree's but I was assured it was a hedge trimmer. It burnt out within mins of starting to use it and I felt obligated to pay for the repair. Never again....       

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42
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