Zoomer44


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Runner beans

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 22:44

I've grown french/runner beans in the same spot 3yrs running, always had a good crop.


This yr I've grown a row of broad beans in front of the french/runner beans and they don't like it, they are looking pale.


I try to rotate veg so I struggle with leaving beans in the same spot but I inherited a fab bean support structure on the allotment hence planting in the same spot .


Try a different spot and let us know how you get on. It's not to late to sow two lots of dwarf beans and compare which does better, new spot or old...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:30

I've foxglove which have self seeded in back garden, I'll pot some up for the plot.


Lots of fruit to harvest, gooseberries, red, black and white currants, I need to net them. Not many strawberries on new patch but lots of runners 


Was going to enter some chillies in the any other veg section, how do the  judges know I've grown them, do I leave along stem? And how many do I show would three chillies be ok. .😎

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 12:42

Good luck with the pumpkins, Gg. I have jack be little and  baby bear this yr

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:31

Hope you had a nice holiday scroggin, I find weeds seem to grow faster when you're away.


Spent the day at York Races yesterday, won in the first three races, then lost it all in the last three. 


Got my exhibitor pass today, OMG moment when I realised  looks like everything is ready this weekend, it will all be either over ripe or eaten by the birds in two weeks time.LOL.


I might just be entering a banana loaf and lemon drizzle cake😀

Mile a minute plant...

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 21:28

I don't use my bin any more everything is composted or I take it to the tip. 


I have the neighbour from hell, it's a long story, trust me, nothing is negotiable with him. I estimate about a dozen bags, there's alot to cut back.

Mile a minute plant...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 22:50
Zoomer44 says:

To cut to the chase neighbours planting is now going to cost me money to put in my bin. It's a monster of a plant and I've cut it back every year for at least as long as being a poster.


It has grown into central heating vents, wrapped around TV dishes...


Can I bag up the cuttings and deposit next door. I plan to choose a day to knock and am going to take a friends husband with me for support.


See original post

 

Mile a minute plant...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 22:48

To cut to the chase neighbours planting is now going to cost me money to put in my bin. It's a monster of a plant and I've cut it back every year for at least as long as being a poster.


It has grown into central heating vents, wrapped around TV dishes...


Can I bag up the cuttings and deposited next door. I plan to choose a day to knock and am going to take a Friends husband with me...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:16

Thanks Gg, tips ever so helpful


You can set up night before and on the day, from 7am.  


I'm entering domestic science section to for banana loaf and lemon drizzle cake. ....😊..Phil  Vickery is judging lemon drizzle cake...👍

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:09

Went to plot today. Planted out squash, courgettes, cues and pumpkin. Potted up chillies and peppers.


I'm filling in the application for Great Eccleston Show.


Showing veg is stressful, isn't it difficult to decide what will be ready in three weeks and how do you know if there are nine peas in a pod? 


If entry fees exceed £7 then you get a free pass for the ground, so need 14 entries...😎...

Sheps Greenhouse thread

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:55

How are the pictures viewed I can't open them...

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