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Gardening Cart

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 09:43

Dove do you think I would be able to put wheels on a portable loo and then add a coffee maker to it.

 

I could even pain it green.

 

James

Robin watch

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:08

Phew the robin is back on his wall again.

James

Beech Hedge is not too happy ...

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:06

I wouldn't feed a stressed tree/plant.

I would just water it until it starts to bud in the spring then add the mulchOak trees around here went in autum mode quite Early this year.I do think it's just just shuting down for the winter 

James

 

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:43

I have a clematis with a nice purple flower sorry lost the label but I cut it to within 5" of the soil every year so far and it comes back every year better and stronger also if you prune it after its first set of flowers it will have a second showing of flowers later in the summer

 

Just be sure to support it and it will cover around 6' high and about 5' across mine never looks messy as it's always got new growth and new foliage

 

James

 

Dahlia losing it's flame

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:00

V not been out today ??

James

My new greenhouse

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 11:06

Morning all I would love some advice please 

I have a dilemma I have started to dig my greenhouse base this weekend (can’t move now) back is killing me; I’m going to use some deep heat for that. Back to the predicament I’ve found myself in

The site where the greenhouse is going is very uneven sum 6” slope in 1.5 meters as you can see by my image of the area I have available for the greenhouse.

 

 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32181.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32182.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32183.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32184.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

The advice I’m looking for is this, would you lay the greenhouse off the concreted base as shown by the wooden frame or would you lay bricks on top of the footings and start the greenhouse at the soil level to the left of the image.

If  the first one is chosen I do intend to lay some slabs down and a reinforcement wall to the left as this is where the door is going as the right hand side has more sun light all day. I also plan to add slabs against the wall side. As for inside the greenhouse I plan to have soil beds with a stone and slab path in the centre, however if someone can give me a good argument why the inside should have a concrete base this is also a option  I am willing to do.

On a plus side all the seals and “W & Z” clips have been bought

Water pip is also in place, by the end of the week I should have the electricity to the door area with RCD breaker in the conservatory as this is where the power source if coming from.

Eagerly  waiting for you advice James

 

Robin watch

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 10:39

I think my robin has fallen victim to a local cat not seen him since I post this thread on Monday 

I hope I'm wrong but I did a lot of digging yesterday and Friday with lots of worms visible.

 As Disney says “circle of life”

 James

 

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 20:26

As i thought "quote from the telegraph by carol 

 

Digitalis purpurea is a biennial, seeding freely when happy. Since it does not produce flowers (nor, therefore, seeds) until its second year, you must plant them two years running to have foxgloves every summer

 

James

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 20:21

Coys Foxgloves I think will take two years to flower so i would buy them from the GC just think about the wind with tall plants at the front I have planted so comfrey in a big pot at the front and its getting kick around by the wind.

I didnt think the wind was that bad at the front of my home but it is 

James

start-of-a-weekly-blog

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 19:54

ok I will try and finish of my post 

here is the images of the lawn after one cut two electric rakes and a final cun with the secondhand lawnmower

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32172.jpg?width=525&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32173.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

I'm well pleased with the cut and looking forward to working hard on my lawn next year the ground is so so hard and dry I think i will just fork it and level the pot holes with soil and a bit of seed this year 

OK  i've been working hard on my greenhouse base today and should finish digging it tomorrow (all done by hand) but tomorrow I will get out the petrol tiller to dig the last 2 to 3 Inches needed to get the frame down under the turf.

 

O'yes I have to move it down the garden a bit more as it's to near one of the dogs that have been layed to rest by the fence

anyway here are the last lot of pics for you lot this week 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32174.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32175.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32176.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32177.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

the frame you can see is the inside of the greenhouse I may deside to brick up to the top level what do you think

James

 

 

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