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Positioning my greenhouse

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 16:08

Hi Moobloon,my greenhouse is east to west, the door is west facing,so from sun up to sundown i get sun and im lucky not to have anything shadowing it, just a small fence for easterlies wind protection 

Help making feed for plants

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:51

Nin your nettle tea is good for giving strength to young plants due to the nitrogen content,dilute it to look like  weakish tea then later on for fruit and flowers Potash is what they want, get your timing right and your good to go, if your near the coast Seaweed is very good for micro nutrients my figs love it, good luck. 

Advice about magnolias needed.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:39

Hi Greenlove  have a look at this info ,the Chysanthemumiflora is small around 7 feet tall we have one in full bloom just stunning ,remember to plant out of the wind if poss 

http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/products/Magnolia--chysanthemumiflora.html 

Help – how do I stop insects biting me?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:26

Mark all our allotmenteers use Avon skin so soft It Works as Dove says we all use it 

how do I protect my peaches from scavengers?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:43

you could plant a sweet cherry ,the birds like them more than peaches,you wont get any cherries to eat but you might get peaches,

Crocks in Pots - A Waste of Time ?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:40

personally i use polystyrene ,and in big outdoor pots they are much lighter and also a little help with  insulation in the winter,works for me.   

Honey berry?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:50

Hi Herby try this for help from RHS http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=728   Honey berry are good for people who struggle with blueberries, you need more than one for good fruiting, it is in fact an edible Honeysuckle, being a new type of plant in this country there's not too much known as they come from the Siberian areas, my local G/C assures me this is the most popular fruit seller plant of the year good luck

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:22

Artjak as promised,see if you qualify for any of this,http://www.free-boilers.org.uk

 

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:36

Artjak  iv researched triple glazing against Gas double glazing and the difference in price is not a good deal, the heat it saves is balanced out with the loss of solar heat it stops entering the house due to being a little darker,the end result Triple almost twice the price for no advantage over gas double glazing . im waiting for a friend to email me on boiler deals he uses on his properties he might be able to help with advice if he calls i,ll let you know 

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alpines type wot to do please

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Skimea pics i hope again

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thread box only half there cannot upload

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John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

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ID Please

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