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Latest posts by biofreak

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:53

Putting next week's calender up this afternoon. Feels like growing weather but just too wet and windy - Anyone else tried yet?

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?

Discussions started by biofreak

Broom

Pruning 
Replies: 11    Views: 222
Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 18:43

Insect Eating Plants

What soil to use 
Replies: 11    Views: 269
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 11:39

Peach leaf Curl

Will fruit hold? 
Replies: 2    Views: 135
Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 09:56

Lily Beetle & Peach leaf curl

Replies: 5    Views: 352
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 21:52

Lavender

Dividing Plants? 
Replies: 12    Views: 375
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 08:54

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Prevention 
Replies: 13    Views: 458
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 15:25

Garlic v Onions

To mix or not to mix? 
Replies: 6    Views: 322
Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 11:06

Polytunnels

Can I get new covers? 
Replies: 4    Views: 182
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:44

Polytunnels

Can I get new covers? 
Replies: 5    Views: 272
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:38

First Spring Flowers

Disappointment & Joy 
Replies: 68    Views: 2344
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 15:28

Robins

Husband and Wife or just 'pals'? 
Replies: 23    Views: 740
Last Post: 22/02/2014 at 15:48

Rose Pruning

Could I prune now? 
Replies: 9    Views: 593
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:37

Brussel Sprouts

Growing in Pots? 
Replies: 4    Views: 254
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:18

Swedes & Turnips

Is it worth persevering? 
Replies: 3    Views: 333
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 15:20

Potatoes

Growing in Bags 
Replies: 10    Views: 443
Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 18:30
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