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I hope so! The weather is certainly improved this weekend.
Love it! good skills Red, I started 3 weeks ago. some doing well others not so much but i just could'nt wait!
now though i have a back log for the windows -
next week looks better though. moving plants out bit by bit to green house.
planted out summer bulbs today. been waiting to do that forever. they are in a massie planter in front garden under kitchen window ( more like small raised bed)
I'll start my spring sow this week. I've been very unenthusiastic about it all. Cold outside, cold in the GH, though better if the sun comes out. Just can't get the neccessary push.
Same here with the oil, annoying thing is how much more it costs when you go to pick some up. Apparently it costs more to maintain the pump than to drive a Lorry a 20 mile round trip...
On the plus side a (relatively local garage) has started selling oil in drums and its open 24 hours.
Same here RD, i use a small oil filled radiator type heater in the conservatory just to keep temp at about 42 / 45 deg, this time last year my greenhouse was bursting to the seams with seedlings; cuttings; plug plants etc etc ...................... definately installing a heated bench this year though, this will give me a better chance i think, plus i need the room
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Same here with the oil, annoying thing is how much more it costs when you go to pick some up. Apparently it costs more to maintain the pump than to drive a Lorry a 20 mile round trip... On the plus side a (relatively local garage) has started selling oil in drums and its open 24 hours.
Do you have one of those wireless gauges for measuring the oil? We had one at previous house and it seemed to work well. Phoned the oil people when it got to a certain level and they were usually out within a day or so.
simpler system here, run the oil when it stops tilt the tank, think about buying some more... run out again buy a drum. Got an open fire so will try to use that and the oil for when there is company or it really is perishing. Running full bore the oil is about 2 litres an hour. I'm tempted to set up a small solar system for hot water those evacuated glass tubes with a heat pipe inside can readily boil water with a little sun on them.