Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:23

Spent the afternoon doing jobs in the back garden today instead of going to the allotment. Did a general tidy up, dug up some dahlias and galdioli bulbs, hoping to grow both on the allotment next year.

ginagibbs sounds like you got some bargin books. 'The Practical Step-By- Step book of Allotment Gardening' has been my bible this year, even took it on holiday and read it on the plane

Fruitcake - more are likely to follow. My garlics getting a tab bit pot bound, if it doesn't go in the ground tomorrow I'm thinking of potting it up and leaving it till next year to plant out. Planted up 50 onions today me thinks I'll leave those in the GH till next year.

The forcast here, for tomorrow is looking good, with sun shine mid day

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Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:52

Some friends got behind the stage at a Soap Aid concert some years ago using their uni cards

Multi coloured perennial nasturtium possible??

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:37

The seeds, when green and flowers are nice on a salad.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:32

We were e-mailed on Friday to say anyone showing a works ID card at The Body Shop could get a 50% discount until 4th Dec. No points for guessing who went into The Body Shop this morning 

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 21:16

I like going for walks and seeing wildflowers in hedge rows although many are probably weeds which I wouldn't want in my garden and I can only name but a few... . buttercups and daisy's spring to mind...    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 23:43

Gg- I'll still have the shed with no door, the one I'm taking down might fall down before Springand I'll have help with the other jobs.

Wish we had a gardening club near here, there are sometimes talks at Betham Nursery, they are usually mid week though and there was a talk at the local park last week about pruning fruit tree's and caring for them but I was working  

 

to plant or not to plant...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:28

I read somewhere the shortest day is a good time to plant shallots, me thinks it's either the 21st or 22nd December but that would depend on the weather...if the ground's frozen.,..it isn't going to happen...and I haven't planted that early before...but...there's always a first time...it will be interesting to read what other posters think...

I've some garlic and onions still to go out but think it may now be to late for the onions...   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:18

I like digging too there's a feel good factor when you look back over what you've dug and see how much better it looks without weeds...

Does anyone have a 'to do list' for over winter?

On my the list is to take down old shed and put in a fence where the shed was. Replace fence at top of plot and make a compost area. Make more paths, with bricks I've piled up and put in some path edging with branches from a cut down tree.

Order seeds too although I've loads spare from this year. Thought I'd try pumpkins next year.

  

Trusted chilli seed suppliers?

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 20:17

obelixx-I've not tried Plant World Seeds before, they look to have a good selection of seeds at reasonable prices....Zoomer adds them to her 'favourites' list...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:06

Hoping to go to the allotment for a few hours at the weekend. There's still alot of digging to do and I want to plant some more garlic and onions.  

 

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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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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