Latest posts by Zoomer44

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:20

Forester2- I'll start picking some mini pop tomorrow when I'm next on the allotment. I can't beleive how big the plants are. I kid you not, they are twice the height of anyone else's main crop corn 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:18

If you get muck from the person who owns the horses and get the opportunity to bag it yourself from a pile, take the top 6 inches off or try to take muck from the middle of the pile, there's less chance of you contaminating your bed with weed seeds then.

The heat from the middle of the pile may have killed them and seeds in the top few inches are usually blown there on the wind   

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:06

Well done nut, good luck with the cuttings.

Need to clear out my shed, it's 4 by 6 but there's only room to step into it, luckily the double doors are on the 6ft side so I can still retreive most things with a stretch  

Mystery Caterpillar

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:04

Nut...the stripes went across, didn't notice if it was hairy but have seen another so there must be more. 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:15

Fg... just registered with photbucket but my software is out of date to upload so down loaded google chrome. Photo's may not be posted today but I'll keep trying...were there's a will there's a way

The topiary at Levens I think would be nice whether it be summer or winter, last time I visited was on a school trip over 30 yrs ago and recall it being a tad bit boring...and getting into trouble for walking on the grass...no such restrictions now and I enjoyed the visit.

It was expensive though on a wet and windy day, as in order to visit the hall you also have to pay for the garden and they aren't in the 2 for 1 guide.

Fg...Have you visited Brantwood Gardens or Rydal Mount Gardens in the Lakes, those were my other two choices today but I was put off by the weather...wet and windy...

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Sorry...BL spelt it wrong... it's Béziers not Belieze, it's not far from Agde., in the south.

I'll try again with the pics.    


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:02

You might need more than one bin for an allotment, you can never have enough compost, it keeps the plants and soil happy. Why not build a pallet one as well, you can then use your bin for muck.  

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

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