Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 18:21

Gg - Probably won't use them on the plot. 

I have two of most tools as I've a garden at home and some tools were donated  when I took on the first allotment. Stuff like loppers, I've only one set, so take these when needed,  three wheel barrrows, two very rusty, which are on the plot but one made from a builders fabric, this is at home and ideal for the back garden were space is at a premium because it folds up and fit's behind the GH.         

I've a few trowels and hand forks, some not very good quality but the one's from Aldi are reasonably good, and stainless steel so they'll be left on the plot.    

Hoping to go to the allotment at the weekend and move more stuff off the old plot.   

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 21:03

RSP....Sorry to hear you have pests ruining your plum harvest.

I inherited a Victoria Plum on an allotment site and recently planted out a plum tree on my new site. Can't offfer any advise as I'm new to growing fruit tree's but interested in the responses from others...

Good luck...


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:51

Can't wait to see it Gg.


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:20

Cold and fosty here but no snow.

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:04

Just to add to the advise given and longer term advise, plastic pots or ceramic are better for plants which are going to be in their pots along time and putting a mulch of small stones around the plant will help retain moisture during the summer when it will need more watering.

If you plan to keep the tree in a pot for several years you can remove the small stones and replemish the surface compost anually, with which ever one you choose, before putting back the stones. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:33

Hope everyone had a nice day

On the gardening front...santa brought me a Joseph Bentley trowel and fork, every so pleased with them. 

...and it'll teach me to say you can never have enough gardening gloves ....I received 6 prs  ...we were all laughing by the time I got to pr number 4...   

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Nice to hear we've had two winners.


Raspberry Canes

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 23:20

Another Q about raspberries.... I cut back an area on the allotment which was over run with raspberries. The plan is to dig them up so I can plant veg were they once grew, me thinks they are autumn fruiting one's.

Can some be saved and transplanted.

I was advised by a learn...ed...allotmenteer to dig them up, it's unlikely I'll get all the roots out, so transplant any new shoots which come through in Spring to an area where I want them to grow... It sounded like a good plan but will they bear fruit this year...   

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:53

Has anyone won anything in the prize draw....I started off ever so good and entered the first few days, guess you need to be in it to win it...would be nice to think someone on the threads has won something.

Not so sure I could make use of todays prize, although very impressive, my lawns so small I'd have trouble turning it around  

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:44

Thanks Bookertoo, merry Christmas to everyone.

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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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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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Do any posters use them... 
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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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