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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:36

Mines £30 per yr which I thought cheap but evidently not. The biggest expense this year will be building a fence but after that I'm hoping to recycle as much as possible.

It must be expensive people starting from scratch with no tools, pots or trays. I've had stuff donated - a rust old wheel barrow, the wheel still turns though and I can't imagine anyone would want to steal it. The cleaning lady at work saves toilet rolls for me in exchange for a few bedding plants and I've had a couple of pallets donated, hopefully with more on the way to build a compost area.     

...and it's cheaper than a subscription to the gym

Cucumber seed

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:12

I haven't started sowing yet, may start aubergines and chillies in the next few weeks and plant onion sets in modules.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:05

Woke to blue sky's but still windy, no slates blown off the roof and the GH is still standing, so got off lightly. 

The road clearers were out early, quite a few tree's had been sawn up and were on the road side. A lorry had been blown over on the motorway and it seemed like everyone was going to work on the A roads this morning.  

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 00:04

I felt the house shuldder this evening and could hear the slates lift off the roof. The M6 closed near us and there was an accident on the M55. Blackpool prom is closed due to high tides and my phone hasn't stopped ringing all evening to check I got home ok after work.

It's gone very quite now but the gales are due back later. I'm off to bed, hope I sleep through it.   

Clearing brambles...

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:24

No offence taken Mike, in fact the blow torch has given me an idea to to burn the dry grass on the other side of the plot before digging it over. 

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:12

Thanks for the info Dove, useful to know.. 

Water butt advice

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:02

Glad to help

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 00:28

Mike. Happy to be wrong but I don't think it's allowed now for people to go rabbiting with ferret's and net's.

I remember as a child one of my brothers kept ferrets, as long as he asked the farmers permission to go rabbiting on their land, he could, oddly enough he's a vegatarian and has never liked eating meat but would bring home a rabbit or two for the stew pot.

 

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 21:21

More than happy to share a few strawberries with our friend Reynard

Doesn't look like poultry or animals can be kept on the site although one plot holder keeps bee's. 

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:20

Not sure if they get fox's on the site, it wasn't a Q asked, do they eat veg or just rabbits

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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