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onions

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:42

I'm an onion novice, I planted Red Baron last Autumn as directed on packet. They started trying to flower a week or two ago so dug them up put them on seed trays in a single layer and left them in the conservatory as we have had a lot of rain here recently. Do I now wait for the foliage to go brown and then hang them? I will be planting in the spring next time.

Gruesome Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:33

I am sorry for you; what a sad thing to find.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:30

Edd, I thought of a small caravan type sink, but I need to be able to remove the bucket to fill with compost/water, depending what job needs doing. There is a guy who works in metal on a local farm; I could ask him about zinc.

Steve, thank you for reminding me about diagonal braces - should I have two crossing at the back? And one on each side? I will only be storing pots and seed trays underneath.

Lashings are a bit of a closed book to me, I understand primitive carpentry better

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:24

Thank you Dove; I'm not very fond of most of those mentioned, but Winter Density sounds good.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:16

Thank you Edd and Bob for both of those suggestions.

I was going to use large gravel trays (60x40cm) on the slats, but would love a zinc top; where does one get zinc, how thin should it be so that I can hammer (?) it round the top? Could I cut it with the metal cutting blade on the jig saw?

I have been puzzling over the support for the galvanised bucket I got, supporting it at the bottom is better than wedging it in at the top.

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:48

pansyf, I have to drive for miles to get the Guardian; would you mind very much just typing out a list of what they suggest

Making a potting bench

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:38

As I was kneeling on the gravel washing seed trays, I thought there has to be a better way of doing this. So am going to make a potting bench that will double up as a pot and tray washing place. This is my design, any improvements you can think of would be gratefully received.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52270.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:30

Lizzie, you can have ours

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:29

Nut and I have a long journey, so will probably have a picnic in the car park before we meet up. Is that still ok with you Nut? My turn to cook I think

Buddlia. Can you create a cutting for planting?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:05

Denzil, is your icon the 'green man'? I think it is a very interesting symbol.

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1205
Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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