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Latest posts by Bluebaron

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:26
Stick it on eBay worth about ??50.

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.

Discussions started by Bluebaron

Blackcurrent pruning

Conflicting advice 
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spider MIte

Spider MIte 
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RHS Hampton court

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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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