Zoomer44


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Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:56

Oops...I can start picking them...the distructions say pick the little cobs at about 10cm, when the tassels are just showing and before the grains start to swell.

These don't need pollinating

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:51

I don't think mine will be too long now, they've all flowered and there are a number of cobs on each plant. They are a mini pop variety so not sure when to pick then, I'm sure you don't need to wait for the tassels to turn brown on these.

Zoomer goes off to see if she's still got the seed packet to read the distructions which came with the seeds 

Whipping up,a storm

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:43

You could see your reflection in those tiles. Victoria, would you like to come and clean at my house

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:35

Fg - Would you believe it, I visited Levens today. It was rather wet though so didn't spend long in the garden. I took pictures but can';t load them onto the thread, only just learnt how to load them onto the computer.

I've pressed the green tree but can't up load the file with the pics in.

Ryanair do now fly from Liverpool and Manchester to Belieze in France.   

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 20:51

First time growing on an allotment and the bounty has been really good. 

For the first time, I tried yellow dwarf french beans, they crept up on me, one day there seemed little on them and then suddenly every plant had beans on, Kinghorn wax from Lidl, no supports needed and good ground cover.

short sweetcorn

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:36

Fortester2 - check then for blackfly, I had blackfly on some plants last week, squashed them but now have the pests on plants about to flower. I'm going to try a garlic spray with olive oil in, but on a positive note the mini cobs are appearing with tassels on     

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:22

Gg on my first half plot, initially I went down most weekend mornings, when it wasn't raining, for a few hours because there was a lot to do to prepare it for planting. 

 I'm now only going to pick veg/fruit, water in new plants and keep the weeds down. I've been twice this week, in the evenings and will go again, Saturday morning, to pick veg, 4 hours in total this week.

I've found if the ground is well prepared at the start of the growing season and weeding kept on top of with regular weekly visits less time is spent on the plot.  

I want to get my new plot ready sooner, know what I want to do this time and think I know what I'm doing  so weather permitting will spend Sat/Sun morning there, about 6 hours.

I divide jobs up and have several projects on the go - there are too hard to do jobs, which I'll do when I get 'a round toit', like taking down an old shed...hard work jobs, like digging over...not so hard work jobs, like weeding and planting...easier laid back jobs, like sitting back looking at what you've done and planning were beds are going, what you are going to grow, what the plot will look like when the tasks in hand are finished and talking to other allotmenteers.

 

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:34

Would love to see pictures of your planting in the redesigned oriental garden...

Whew!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:18

Pansyface quite by accident I managed to pressed the ignore button on myself, it was ever so strange to come on line and find all my posts had suddenly disappeared, othere posters could read them but I couldn't. Couldn't think what I'd done to offend someone to have all my posts pulled until someone worked out I was ignoring myself    

Glad you've worked out what happened to you...

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:24

 

Visited Gresgarth Garden on Sunday, it's the home of Arabella Lennox-Boyld. Stunning gardens but it's only open the 2nd Sunday of each month.

The family were at home on Sunday and Arabella was out in the garden. Very informal, you do feel like you are walking round a lived in garden but on a grand scale. There's a tributary of the River Lune running through the gardens, which you can hear but not always see, most plants are named and the kitchen garden was exceptional with fruit tree's trained to just a couple of ft off the ground. Pear tree's were trained into goblet shapes and it looked an organic veg area with companion planting.

There's also a large woodland area which you can walk round, the site is 12 acres.         

Well worth a visit if anyone is in the area.

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