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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:20

No probs will PM you both, sage and sweet marjoram would be nice, I've got the others and am trying to grow bulb fennel again this year so don't need any fennel.  

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:02

Think I'll stick to a poaching pan...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:48

Roy - I bought a four shelved plastic GH about 6yrs ago for the back garden. It blew over in the first year as it wasn't anchored down. Wouldn't be without it though, it's fab as an over flow for seedlings when the GH gets full..  

Was going to put the allotment one on concrete slabs and screw it down, if it's not used in winter the cover can come off and the wind will just blow through the frame.  

Hope the weathers kinder this weekend, I'e some none digging jobs to do.

Just bought a book called Making the Most of Your Glorious Gluts. It shows how to store, preserve, dry and freeze your harvest and the recipe ingredients are mainly stuff which is grown on a plot.

Looking forward to your channel fruitcake.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:07

Clearly I haven't got the knack DorsetUK

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:01

Flower seeds free to good home;

Nemophila 'White Confetti', Linum 'scarlet', Cleome 'violet Queen', Lavatera 'Silver Cup', Californian Poppy 'Carmine King', Cornflower 'Snowman'. Shade loving wood land mix of flowers.

Veg seeds/some home saved, free to good home-

Aubergine 'Solanum Melogena' (saved), various french and runner beans, (saved). Cauliflower 'All year round'. 

I 'd like some herb seeds if anyone has spares and doesn't need a full pack of 500 seeds

 

 

Window box liners

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:26

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but The garden superstore do economy troughs, 40cm and 60cm, 3 for £8.52 or 3 for £10.89.

You could use them as liners. Go to the site, click on troughs and then economy one's.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:11

Mitch, 

Gg's and other posters have posted some good links onto youtube about allotmenteering,, it's worth going back and reading some of the previous postings ...if you are just starting out it'll provide inspiration during the winter months and keep you going until the Spring... 

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:35

LK that reminds me of all the different plastic containers you can get to cook different things in the micro wave, I bought an egg poacher, used it once, the poached eggs tasted like rubber, I'm sure they'd have bounced of the floor.

I do have a poached egg pan though, wouldn't be without it but then I can't cook an egg in hot water it ends up in a zillion pieces.

seed potatoes

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:24

I'm not sure either. I grew them for a few years in bags, never had that problem with other spuds, most people rate thembut there are so many varieties to choose from I decided to throw in the towel and try something else.  

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:16

Just bought a walk in plastic GH cover for £10.99 from Amazon with free delivery. £26.99 in the local GC

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

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: 14/02/2015 at 10:15
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