Chrissy the gardener

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Greenhouse shading?

Posted: Today at 08:34

I wouldn't be without my automatic window arms, I believe there is a sort of gel inside the arm and when the weather warms up this gel expands and pushes the window open and when the weather cools down  the gel contracts and the window shuts. I've used this method for years and I can go out for the day and not worry about the windows being open or closed if the weather turns warm / or cold.

I hate the painted on shading it looks such a mess when you try to get it back off the glass, I use greenhouse shade netting, but what ever shading you use remember when in place it cuts down the light level so don't put it up too soon.

most of all enjoy your greenhouse, happy growing. 🤗

Anyone know this plant?

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 22:50

Garry's elliptica James Roof is a good one for its tassels.

a few queries

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 09:44

Chicky you don't need to cut a branch just a sprig will do the job.

a few queries

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 08:59

Hi Rosemummy, firstly no plant will berry without having flowered first. The flowers as you have properly noticed are very small, the berries could also have been on the plant from last year and you just didn't notice. You do notice the scent if you cut a small piece off and bring it into the warmth It is almost overpowering.

If you have got Spanish bluebells clear them first, make sure you get even the little bulbets out . I don't think you would be very successful trying to spot weedkill them, some times there just isnt a shortcut.

Strange growth coming out of Bamboo

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 11:43

Looks like it is a flower, as treehugger states not good news I think I would take that cane right off to the bottom and see if it's stops the process.

plant id

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 11:39

It is sedum, I leave the seed heads on over the winter for the birds. 

Cut right back when the new growth starts to appear at the bottom of the plant. Easy to increase by splitting with a spade at this stage.

Evergreen ID

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 20:02

It looks like choisyia tenarta to me to, it would certainly do the job you want.

Plant on Telly ID please

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 19:58

Not gaura, I think it's Oleander

not very hardy I keep mine in pots and over winter just above frost.

ID please

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 09:17

I've got a similar one to this it's called Dayglow, but there are lots of salvias so maybe not the right one.


Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:00

That's a good idea Dove, does that mean I will be half the age I am as well ?

Happy birthday to all, 🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇

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