Zoomer44


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Wasp nests.....

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 20:14

I've a huge wasp nest on the compost heap. It has 3 bays and when I lifted the plastic there it was....It's about the size of a large football possibly larger as there were hollow tunnels leading from it.


How can I dispose of it, it's very lively...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 20:59

Just ordered above, ankle still slightly swollen, I can walk on it though and when sat I need to keep it elevated. 


We've had a really wet summer, Scroggin. It's been  good for fruit and veg. The soil has never really dried out before another down pour. Lots of slugs and snails though I've had to use pellets.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 10:36

Thanks plant pauper, I'm prepared to, try anything will order some.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 22:55

I'm at home now, just been watching the Paralympic's.


Was going to ask the committee if anyone else on the allotment's have had any reactions from possible bites. It's the third time for me, I was in hospital last year with meningitis and encephalitis, I was told they were rare strains and wouldn't happen again, I picked up a virus from somewhere though.


I guess I'll never know how I've been infected think I'll start covering up more.


My older brother carries adrenaline injections because he's allergic to bee stings.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:13

It's not as sore now, been on strong antibiotics since Wednesday, dr says I can go home when swelling has gone down and I can have oral antibiotics. 


Don't need to go to plot to water, chillies can dry on the plants and only a few toms left in the GH. 


I had a tetanus a couple of yrs ago.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:04

Can't get to the plot this week, I'm in hospital with cellulitis, must have been bitten by something.  


My ankle swelled up quite badly, overnight on Tuesday. Hoping to be allowed home today.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:45

We have similar things on notice board, plus names of plot holders,and noticed a poster with pictures of birds likely to be seen locally.


Plot holders can put on anything related to growing, wildlife etc...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:52

I started growing g at home, Verdun. Was bitten by the bug when a friend gave me a GH and progressed onto an allotment, the bed's at home became to small.


Hope you don't have too long a wait for a plot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:12

Was chatting to one of the guys on the committee, he's going to look at my strimmer and try to get it working.


Hoping to go to the plot early tomorrow for a couple of hours to harvest veg and fruit.


Apples on one of the trees are huge, I think they are Brambly. The branches are in danger of snapping before they're willing to part with their fruit. Blackberries, chillies and peppers are looking good. Was thinking of making some chilli relish, can anyone recommend a recipe.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:17

I grow rubarb next to one shed and the other has a row of pots, the water running off the roof keeps them watered.


Just watching Beech Grove, never seen such a perfectly weeded plot

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

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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Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 13:30

Making compost

 
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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2016 at 13:10

Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:59

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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