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Latest posts by Bluebaron

Splitting Palm tree

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:14
My mother has a large Austrailn Palm that was frost damaged years ago and grew 3 separate new trunks. The old trunk is still there and was cut to about 3 feet the new trunks are around 6 feet. Do you think it would be possible to divide the palm into 3?. Any my advice on how to proceed with this?

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:48
Yes having trouble uploading hypos at the mo will try again later.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 11:48

My 56 quid cocoon!


well chuffed with that bargain wish I had brought 3!

hedge recovery

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:30

Well this is how i left it. Ill see what its like in 12 months.



My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 07:59
Thanks yep very good saving would have cost over ??4000 new.

Better link to vid;

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:09


I've been after one for a while and a month ago managed to get a used Cedar greenhouse on eBay for £100. It's 18x8 and around 30 year old so well built.

It took me around 90 hours to complete and total cost was around £350.

I have uploaded a video to youtube of my restoration.

If you can't be bothered to view it then here are some spoiler pics!




hedge recovery

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 19:45

Hi All,

Have cut my hedge down by half, not sure of the type but is not conifer, more like a box/yew.

I have mulched,fed and watered it but anyone got any idea's about whether it will recover.


free tom seeds

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 22:16
Looks like a way for the big seed companies to enlarge their mail order book.

Greenhouse bar capping

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:52
Thanks, looked there but no joy.

Most of the products on the market are for attaching to a flat internal rafter.

I have a 'T' bar with glass either side. The wood bridging the glass is starting to rot so I want to cap it.

I guess the other option would be to plane it down level but that seems like hard work on a large greenhouse.

Greenhouse bar capping

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:20
I'm in the process of restoring an old greenhouse and want to replace the old glazing clips with bar capping. Does anyone know any good places to source this type of thing? The glazing at present sits between a wooden frame like this... --!!!-- with glass either side the middle bit being about 1 cm thick.

Discussions started by Bluebaron

Why use a seed tray

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 22:18

Splitting Palm tree

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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 18:07

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Restoring a cedar greenhouse 
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Last Post: 22/04/2015 at 17:20

hedge recovery

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Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 09:30

Greenhouse bar capping

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Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 18:52

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

How would you approach it? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 00:25

Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 18:49

Rotting Dahlias

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 08:43

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 00:10
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