Zoomer44


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seed sowing

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 00:51

I wait till July to sow biennials for the following year but having said that foxglove seedlings are already germinating and popping up randomly on the allotment.


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I'm out

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:54

I haven't read any of the number of threads in respect to the changes but following a PM upgraded my browser and am now able to access this site better. 


Kindest regards and happy growing...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 22:26

Scroggin, trust me...it goes from one extreme to another in the NW. Floods last Winter and no doubt if we get continued sunny weather there'll be calls for a hose pipe ban in the summer......we another sunny day......hope the weather picks up enough for you to plant out..


I've been sowing large seeds on kitchen roll to give them a quick start and to check germination of old seeds. Butternut squash, courgettes, dwarf beans and runner beans have all germinated since the weekend and are ready to pot up.


This 'Q' may have been asked before but which part of the country are you, scroggin?

Runner beans just planted look sick

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 21:11

I posted without seeing the picture, it didn't show on my phone. Having now seen the picture, I'd agree with frost damage, although watering twice a day is excessive.They usually only need further watering after planting out, during prolonged dry spells.

Usernames

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 23:39

I would call myself loomer, when learning to talk couldn't pronounce my real name, being the youngest of five the nickname stuck for yrs. My niece use's 'loomer' on other sites and so I changed the 'l' to a "z', hence zoomer...

Runner beans just planted look sick

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:49

If planted in the ground they should only need to be watered when planted out, you are over watering. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:44

We didn't get forecast rain, it's been warm and sunny here in the NW, needed to water GH each day. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 22:06

Checked out sites to get the trimmer repaired/serviced, there looks to be one locally......as a remedial measure I covered an area at the top of the plot with black plastic and when I got to the plot today someone had trimmed the grass paths on the plot......I feel some seeds and chocs winging their way... 


I gave a lot of seedlings away before my jollies as there was no time to plant them all out and when one guy, today, returned the seed trays he gave me three pumpkin seedlings- Chinese Lantern, not sure how big they grow but one's been planted to grow under fruit bushes and the other two, to follow on from autumn planted onions which are ready to start harvesting.


We've had sun all weekend here in Lancashire. It's forecast rain tomorrow which is good news, I'm back at work and the plot will get a good water.  


Happy growing everyone...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 18:51

Spent most of the afternoon on the plot, weeding and planting out. The guy from neighboring plot was there. Both sides watered the GH whilst I was away, one in the morning, the other checked it at night, I brought them both seeds and chocs back from France.


Discovered black/greenfly on the fruit bushes, so, nipped off the most affected shoots and blasted them with the hose. Pea weevil has also moved in on the broad beans, they are dwarf one's, will they need supports?


Took the strimmer but couldn't get it started, I think the spark plug has been flooded, not sure what to do about that?


Is anyone harvesting anything. I've rubarb and globe artichokes ready for picking.   


     

Dahlia buds

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 22:03

Are there lillies in the pots next to your dahlias. They  look to be doing well...my favorite flowers......I had stopped growing them due to mass invasions of lily beetle each year...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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