Latest posts by Bluebaron

Green House Auto vents

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:23
Hmmm could be its a 18x12 inch wooden frames window with a Baylis XL auto vent. Cost about ??25 each.

Green House Auto vents

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 14:20

Not sure where I am going wrong here. I am following the instructions but sill not working.

How do you set these things?The current temperature in my greenhouse is 36'C and they are only open 2-4 inches.

I have tried taking them down and putting them in the fridge and refitting. The instructions are not that good.

I am fitting to a wooden green house. when i fit them (cold from the fridge and fully closed)  then I wind the rod in a little bit until the windows is open a few mm. I have 4 and one it at the maximum extension and still only open 1 inch.

Any ideas?


Mulching with Bark

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 10:40

Hi All,

I have two questions the first is whether or not is a good idea to mulch now?

If i do then obviously thats stops the weeds etc BUT should i let the soil warm up a bit first? If I mulch now won't I just stop the sun getting to the soil?

Secondly I got a price for a bulk bag of £60 Plus vat delivered but my local GC sells them at 3 for £15 (so 15 Bags at 100L for the same price).

Anyone know how many litres you get in a bulk bag? I assume it must be less than 1500L?


Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:58

Last year not one germinated this year I sowed on 26/02 and still have no seedlings. All my chilli,toms, pepper etc are next to the tray have germinated.

Not sure where I am going wrong here.

Might have to buy plugs or plants later in season.

hedge recovery

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 18:27
Looking quite good actually! I'll post a photo tomorrow.


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:37
Well I brought a wooden one which cost me around ??500 after restore, transport etc was solid build cedar about 12x8 would have cost about ??10k new


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 15:20
Sorry was referring to secondhand. Can get a 6x8 greenhouse for around ??20! If you are prepared to take it apart and clean it.


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 14:55
Look on eBay always hundreds for sale and save a fortune.


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 14:55
Look on eBay walkways hundreds for sale and save a fortune.

collecting moss for baskets

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:25

I have a area of my garden where there is a lot of moss growing in my lawn. If i pull it up now for baskets in the summer, any idea of how to store it or should i just pull it up in late spring?


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Green House Auto vents

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collecting moss for baskets

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