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Latest posts by Bluebaron

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.

Lawn treatment

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 10:43
Sorry Des I disagree. He probably spend at least 15 mins getting to you and then 15 mins getting home plus 5 mins setting up. So that 1 hour for ??35.

Then He had to pay for his van and equipment plus petrol plus the solution and then all his insurances and taxes.

Actually ??35 sounds pretty good. Of course doing it yourself is always cheaper as you can cut out most of these costs.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 09:34
Can you plant them in you new house before you move in?

What to grow around a raised bed

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:46
You can buy stickers for wheelie bins with pretty flowers on maybe you can cut one to size. That way it will loom could all year around.

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