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Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:36

The problem Red Dahlia was having was due to posting a link to the page the image was on and not the image itself.

Here is how I would do it right click on the picture and select view image if everything has gone ok you should see a page with only the image on it. Web pages can be layered and a common trick is to put a transparent image over a normal image and this transparent image is clickable but the image (you want) isn't. It's better to be sure you have what you want. 

right click on the image again, this time select copy image location.

 In the editor here select the 'tree' icon and choose

 an external site and now paste the url you copied into the url box and you should see the image you wanted in your post. Here is one we wanted earlier

TIPS ........

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:06

Figrat I would say no.  with the water vapour condensing being the heat source for the unheated green house the air needs to circulate in and out to get a fresh source of heat. Having a heater inside the greenhouse it would have to work harder to keep heating the cold air entering so you would see no benefit and higher heating bills.  One thing that should help is trying to keep the greenhouse full, So that heat gathered during the day is released slower as the greenhouse cools. 

TIPS ........

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:32

A seasonal tip for this unseasonable weather, told to me by a nursery man to help avoid frost damage crack the vents open a little on your greenhouse.

Crazy not at all there is science behind it. As air cools it becomes saturated and the water has to condense. To achieve the phase change latent heat has to become real heat and that will slow the temperature drop in the greenhouse. With vents open a little the drier air can escape and be replaced with moist air which repeats the cycle till dawn. Without it the liquid water will become ice and thats what hurts the plants.


Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:20

 how about vivian for nigel, after all he was a medical student


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 07:37

Bother i've been wasting time with trolls again, how do you know they are the same individual? There are no shortage of trolls on the Internet.

On the positive side I've just checked my radishes which have had two days in my heated propagator and they are so quick! yesterday morning 3 appeared by lunch time it was 5 and this morning nearly every cell has a seedling and some of yesterdays seem to be developing true leaves. I know radishes are quick and easy but that quick!

While i've been writing this post the suns appeared ok lots of white cloud but what an improvement



Posted: 26/03/2013 at 06:24

Good Morning all, another chilly night followed by a chilly day I think.  Think I will be buying some heating oil later just to take the edge of it.  The heating oil is scary as it can burn 2 litres an hour.  


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:39

Light Snow forecast for tonight and highs of 5 C over the next 10 days Fed up.


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:04

Morning all, another gray day and a frost narrowly avoided was just half a degree above zero last night.

The east wind has dropped but it looks like another chilly day

MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:42

The trouble with council dumps is it's only domestic rubbish they will take for free and that does not include your regular domestic rubbish, for 'commercial' rubbish it has to be paid for and that unfortunately encourages fly tipping. In Ireland it is worse since there seems to be a lot more tipping of ordinary domestic waste such a shame since Ireland has beautiful countryside.

On the positive side there is 'tidy towns' in most area's where local people volunteer  their time to clean up the mess.


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 07:53

Morning one and all, a cool 2C last night and a grey morning here. I sowed some chilli seeds last week, using seed discs to a 9cm pot. Quick and easy I look forward to seeing the results of the tea bags.

I will wrap up warm and do a few trays after Gardeners World (at 8:45 bbc2). I think it will be a few flowers today, time to rotate my seedlings out of my propagator and give some more a chance.


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