Zoomer44


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Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:30

I've found where I shop although the fruit and veg is relatively cheaper than the other big super markets it needs to be eaten within a week of purchase. Strawberries only seem to last a couple of days, in fact I can't eat shop bought one's unless eaten on the day of purchase the quality is just so poor after eating freshly picked one's.  

This doesn't answer your Q but I've found mother nature is waiting around the corner to claim back what's her's and does it very quickly, I say that through witnessing it on the allotment just aquired this year. The whole plot was dug over and I've regularly weeded, covering some parts with weed membrane.

I went on holiday for two weeks and the plot was covered knee high in weeds on my return. Even where there is weed membrane despite digging every bramble crown out they've grown through.

I think some stuff isn't meant for long storage, even home grown, the quality isn't the best when eaten after freezing, pickling beetroot isn't the same as eating it hot with a nice sauce and the taste of onions is seriously effected when pickled.       

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 01:05

I find Moreveg helpful and stuff is reasonably priced with free delivery on seeds. 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 00:50

...I'd like to invite Oleg and family to Sunday Lunch... 

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:47

How long reach are they I have some extending loppers which don't reach over the shed and this is where the worst of the growth is and where it's growing up the house.

It's actually more than tenticles I am talking heavy growth on the side of his house.  

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:41

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence...this year the neighbour has made little if no attempt to cut it back and I can only cut back what's in reach.

It's beginning to grow up the back of my house, is interferring with satalite reception and growing round the dish. I noticed today tenticles are growing round  my central heating vent. It's also partially covered his garage roof which looks to have a roof of concrete asbestos, I'm concerned the plant may break the roof panels.

We don't talk to each other and he is not reasonable, any suggestions as to what to do..he would know if I sprayed it with weed killer  so I'm thinking of complaining to the council.

garlic

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:01

Unless the modules are deep one's plant in pot's, as Chris say's, these need to be deep enough to allow the garlic to develop a good root system without getting pot bound before planting out.

 I started garlic off for this year both in pots and in the ground. The one's in the ground did do better but the bulbs started in pots were still a good size to save.       

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 00:46

You are indeed lucky Tootles.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 00:05

Hi, GWRS,

my cups half full on this plot but there were few treasures on the first. It was black plactic, night mares tail, bindweed, brambles and the biggest pile of stones you have ever seen.

I've unearthed one rotting sleeper and two scafholding planks on this site. me thinks there's still yrs life in them so have used then as path edging... 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:38

I was down on my new half plot again today.  

When digging it over I've found brick paths afew inches under the surface, it's like finding buried treasure...paths in the wrong place but these can be recycled to make new paths...at some time the plot must have been well cared for.

The shed...home made... stands on a brick foundation and the GH, although without glass is on a concrete foundation with a concrete path down the middle.

My new half plot has been like an Aladin's Cave ompared to the first one.    

   

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 23:52

Thanks for the links little-ann.

I recently visited Leighton Hall but went mid afternoon which didn't leave enough time to go on the woodland walk as I opted to see the garden close to the house and watch the falcon/bird of prey display so I could go on the last house tour of the day. Leighton Hall is in the 2 for 1 GW guide. Very visitor friendly, the lady doing the house tours actually lives in one of the wings of the home 

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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Shredded pine leaves....

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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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