Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 21:43

Gg. Hope the judges liked the garden.

Cucumber soup sounds good. I made broad bean soup with a glut and runner beans may start to go the same way.

You can't beat a bowl of home made soup. My father used to make pea and ham soup to die for...😀

The shed has gone up next door, it's not been built that much further into his plot.... but does let in some light.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 19:09

I managed to e-mail one of the committee members, someone has spoken to the guy about his shed and he's going to move it further on to his plot. Good result...👍

Rust spots on fruit trees...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:37

There are small rust spots on the leaves of my pear and cherry trees,   neither have produced any fruit. They were only planted in the autumn so wasn't expecting fruit this yr.

Should I be worried about the spots and my other fruit trees...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:24

It"s a double doored shed, at least 6 by 6. 

I've tried e-mailing the committee  but the mail keeps bouncing back. The plants will be in total shade, they already compete with a huge birch tree on the other side. 

I'm sure he hasn't realised it will block the light.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 21:19

Everyone sounds busy, some good harvests, not sure if my 2nd earliest had blight or just died back naturally. They had flowered. I've taken all the foilage off, will dig them up later in the week.

Collected about 45 flag Stones off my brother yesterday. The guy on next plot helped, we used his van so he got enough for a shed base. Noticed today he is going to put it right up against the fence blocking all the light off some of my fruit bushes...😟..not sure what to do about that...

I donated some slabs to the committee too, for a bar-b-cue area and kept about a dozen. 

Vegatable grwoing book

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 22:37

I would suggest getting a selection of books.

Dr D.G.Hessayan books are good.

Aura Garden Guides are good too, I'd recommend the Herbs, propagation and gardens for Wildlife books.

If you want to go organic Bob Flowerdews book, Organic garden basics is a good starting point .

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 23:42

I've beans, kale chillies, peppers, cougettes and toms harvesting well at present.

Was going to sow some kale for winter pickings. Is it too late to sow biennials for  next year?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:30

Aldi have fruit bushes in, currants,blueberry, raspberries, grapes, cobiberry and blackberries. £1 79 each.

Have you had a good harvest of onions and shallots, scroggin. I was pleased with mine, garlic was mixed, some large bulbs some small. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:01

GWRS. Enjoy Tenby and Lamphey 

Cut an armful of flowers today.Gladioli, dahlias and sunflowers.

Wish I'd done more repeat sowing, zoomer makes a mental note to do this next yr. Beds are beginning to empty.

Spent most of my time chatting to other plot holders today. Took 8 bags of weeds to tip. Hoping to go to plot in morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 23:33

Ginagibbs. Could be slugs in the spuds.

Been lucky here, no blight this yr and toms are romping away in GH.

Courgettes just starting to bear fruit. 

Silly Question, but can currants be dried and how is it done. Was going to try jelly and jam but there's only so much jam you can make and eat...😀

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Chillies & peppers

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Rust spots on fruit trees...

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Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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What is a chilli... 
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Black spot on sunflowers...

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Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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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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