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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Lawn Problems

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:46

Keep mowing... I had loads of dandilions in my lawn... and they grew back even after a re-turf... tried ever chemical known to man to get rid of them but it's been regular mowing which cured the lawn, along with a weed and feed in Autumn and Spring.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:18

I've also decided on a new strawberry patch. Bought four new varieties at the weekend and have one already in the garden whch grows runners, along with two apline varieties. You can never have enough strawberries

I'm also thinking of more pots of flowers and I might even dig up more of the lawn to make another flower bed, haven't yet decided.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 23:06

Wet and windy here. 

Another fence panel looking like it won't last the night. On Saturday I contacted the owners family of next door to discuss replacing all the panels, offering to pay half of the cost for replacement and do the work, he sounded very plesant but wanted to think it over and contact his daughter who owns the property, said he'd get back Sunday...when there was no call, I'm thinking here we go...a dispute over the fence...

Had a call back this evening...said neighbour had visited the property over Christmas whilst I was away and was making arrangements to replace it and cover the cost, as we are both responsible for the fence I'll cover half the cost but how nice is that, she hasn't lived there for over 2yrs

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 19:35

Dull, grey skies and cold here, not shed cleaning weather, so it was a trip to the GC in search of some Red Duke of York spuds, mission aaccomplished and they were cheaper than Wilkinsons. Also looked round the sale section and bought 6 plants for 50p each. 

The fruit cage sounds a good plan.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:50

Very nice David. I haven't as many but they are about the same...makes a mental note about watering...

Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:33

My eye sight mustn't be as good as it was,  it possibly did go a pale pink at the end of the summer but the change went unnoticed, I checked the picture which came with the plant from greenline and it looks white, must have been taken at the beginning of the summer and not the end

Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:40

 My Lavatera, Barnsley has white flowers with red centre's, it's a semi evergreen shrub. Flowers June to September not had a problem yet with it self seeding.

What's special about gardening In your county?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:06

Know what you mean about Christmas tree's Bunnysgarden. Drove through South Lakes and the edge of Grizdale today. Scenery is fabulous in Cumbria but it was sad to see forests with tall conifers grown tightly together and the tree's had little foilage on their bottoms even though the tree's must be as tall as houses or even taller.   

I'm in Lancashire but very close to Cumbria. Heathers and bracken grow for fun in cumbria. We have lots of rain this part of Lancashire and the county soon looks lush in the summer. It amazes me the plants people are able to grow in their gardens in Lytham St Annes on the sea front, with gale force winds coming in from the sea, often leaving drifts of sand on the roads and then there are the floods and high tides. Barnoldwick and Bacup near the Yorkshire boarder get snow even in our mildest winters but their gardens come alive in the spring.

For me it's the diversity in Lancashire that's special.    

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 23:13

David. My sweet pea, sown Sept/Oct time and in an unheated GH, are doing really well. This is the mildest winter in the last three though. The tops have been nipped off some, as they've continued to grow over winter, but the stems are bulking out and the plants survived being nipped off.  Watered them this weekend from the bottom as the compost was getting dry even though we are expecting frost this coming week and their pots may freeze they needed some water.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:48

A nice wintery day here, a bit chilly but blue skies all the way to Ulverston and back. A quiet day, my freinds three children are all recovering from colds so after a walk round the wild life park they fell asleep on the drive back

Jo. I downsized too when the GH arrived. Newish shed has double doors which most of my tools now hang on and it has fitted shelving, everything goes in but there's little room left for extra stuff. Was thinking along the same lines I need to move the seed trays and smaller pots into GH.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:38

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

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

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41
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