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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:35

Just checked the tracking device. They HAVEN'T left it by the gate as requested (I left a secure box to put them in). Looks like I'll have to hope they left a "collect from here" note as I'm worried if they don't redeliver tomorrow morning (unlikely being a Saturday) the poor devils will NOT be happy waiting until Monday!!


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:32

Perhaps soup wasn't the best of words! The vegetable scraps have started to break down and go soft rather than their perky little selves. I'll be sure to add some cardboard in if it looks too damp.

I'm not sure I'd be too impressed at being thrown in a box and bounced around in the back of a van!

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:15

What are you hoping to grow in this plastic greenhouse? Fruits? Veggies? Where are you based

I think if you explained why you need to be heating a plastic greenhouse we might be better able to understand and help you.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:09
Edd wrote (see)

Hi Clarington. 

Yes i will be around today (In and out for coffee)

Great news about the worms arriving today. 

You have a can-o-worm system with a tank for drainage at the bottom (leave the tap open at all times unless it gets to dry). You start at the next level up and work upwards from there. Hope you have aged bedding material ready to put the worms in when they arrive.  Looking forward to any questions you have.



Edd. I was going to skim the top off the compost bin (been in there well over a week and looks a delightfully nasty soup) to act as a starting base for them. Does that sound about right? I know they come with some form of bedding too to act as a starting point. I must have spent hours on You Tube watching videos but I know I've still so much to learn!

KEF wrote (see)

Cool, dark & damp here.   GH open half way here Clari, sure yours will be okay.

Suppose I'd best do my ironing

Hopefully. At least the plants have had chance to harden off slightly so I am not too concerned. The weather report isn't looking promising for this weekend - I'm blaming OL she was worrying about hot summers and empty water butts!

I've a second batch of tomato seeds to plant this weekend but aside from the wormery I can't see much less getting done in the garden.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:18

Oh Mike someone upstairs really is doing their best to test you aren't they. But just remember - they wouldn't be testing you if they didn't think you strong enough to over come it.

I hope your daughter finds somewhere new to live soon, perhaps there are greater plans ahead for her and her wonderful children. Do they live near you currently?


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:09

(Spam now dealt with - under three minutes the moderators must be on the ball!)


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:08

Always get a small gift. Even if its a nice set of earrings to wear on the holiday! Better to give too much than to hear about it for the next few years.

I opened the greenhouse this morning before work. Thinking I shouldn't have bothered!


(Mainly posting here to push annoying spam down the list) xxx

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:06

Hopefully it might lead the way to more gardening orientated programmes.

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:02

I have a four tier one I brought from Aldi last year. It's holding up well although be careful to secure it to a wall or something firm as in high winds despite being full of plants mine disappeared up the garden.

I can't see putting a heater in it to be a good idea at all. I imagine most of the heat would leak out the unseal bottom and I'd be worried about melting the plastic.


They are very effective in their own right - I noticed a big difference with my tomatoes compared to ones I had grown in the garden.

Gardening courses

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:45

If you do the RHS courses (or any of the others) do remember to pop back on here and share!

I'm very tempted to do the RHS distance learning courses (interest rather than career) but alas all my money is being spent on plants and saving up for my lorry licence.

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