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First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:49

Still really windy here, dashed outside to pick some primroses from island bed to crystalise to decorate Easter Cupcakes. The primroses seem to have nearly finished. V V early to be over? Tulips well on the way and hydrangeas budding up. Loath to prune them.

Polytunnels

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:44

I have made use of an old chicken run with new 4ft fencing to enclose my plastic coldframes to stop them being blown away. Am going to put polytunnel in here too. I agree about instructions - or lack of. Everything nowadays seems great until you get it home! Bring back the old days, when life was easy and you did not need to be technaphobe to read a manual!

Polytunnels

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:38

That looks impressive! And - I'd love to get a Polytunnel for £1 in Poundland - But yes, I would like to walk in and around it! When I have asked about replacement covers, general response has been negative or cagey. Websites from Ed look promising though. Thanks for info

Polytunnels

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 14:25

I cannot afford a greenhouse, so am thinking of buying a polytunnel. Put off by seeing covers go green and horrible after only 2yrs in peopl'es gardens. Can anyone tell me if any companies sell replacement covers?? All the ads give guarantees of up to 5 years on structure and up to 5 seasons for cover. Don't want to have to buy another complete tunnel.

Polytunnels

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 13:58

I cannot afford a greenhouse, so am thinking of buying a polytunnel. Put off by seeing covers go green and horrible after only 2yrs in peopl'es gardens. Can anyone tell me if any companies sell replacement covers?? All the ads give guarantees of up to 5 years on structure and up to 5 seasons for cover. Don't want to have to buy another complete tunnel.

Robins

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 13:53

Am I the first to see tree sparrows gathering nesting material already?? Reader's Digest book says they begin nesting april-may.

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 13:47

Flower buds coming on climbing roses. First peach blossom and 6 daffodils now!

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 16:01

Despite howling gales and driving rain 2nd Daffodil out today!

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 15:11

Lidl and Aldi Seed has just come into shops this week here. Am I imagining it or have the contents got even less? Checked a couple of packets from last year and the contents seem heavier even though I had used some - In particular radishes/turnips and tomatoes. Are we being short changed?

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 15:00

Here is the Lunar Calender for 16th-22nd Feb 2014

16 Feb - Fruit Period ending. If the weather is mild plant or prune new and old fruit trees and fruit bushes.

17-18-19Feb - Moon descending Root Period - If no frost plant shallots and Rose Garlic in soil that has not been manured.

20th Feb - No Gardening Day Moon approaching reaching lowest point.

21-22 Feb - Flower Period Earth up Artichokes with compost. Plant Bare root roses Prick out begonias sowed 1st Feb.

 

Discussions started by biofreak

Lily Beetle & Peach leaf curl

Replies: 5    Views: 118
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 21:52

Lavender

Dividing Plants? 
Replies: 12    Views: 256
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 08:54

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Prevention 
Replies: 10    Views: 195
Last Post: 31/03/2014 at 20:03

Garlic v Onions

To mix or not to mix? 
Replies: 6    Views: 210
Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 11:06

Polytunnels

Can I get new covers? 
Replies: 4    Views: 109
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:44

Polytunnels

Can I get new covers? 
Replies: 5    Views: 154
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:38

First Spring Flowers

Disappointment & Joy 
Replies: 68    Views: 2020
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 15:28

Robins

Husband and Wife or just 'pals'? 
Replies: 23    Views: 554
Last Post: 22/02/2014 at 15:48

Rose Pruning

Could I prune now? 
Replies: 9    Views: 443
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:37

Brussel Sprouts

Growing in Pots? 
Replies: 4    Views: 170
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:18

Swedes & Turnips

Is it worth persevering? 
Replies: 3    Views: 220
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:20

Potatoes

Growing in Bags 
Replies: 10    Views: 356
Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 18:30

Gardening by the Moon

Lunar Challenge 
Replies: 46    Views: 1304
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 06:41

New Seeds

Black Radishes? 
Replies: 4    Views: 164
Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 18:29

Best Roses

New Border - Sun until 2pm then deep shade in afternoon 
Replies: 12    Views: 236
Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 15:09
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