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Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:23

Over the course of the weekend I moved 3 greenhouses, one polycarbonate, two aluminium.

It was very hectic and tiring. Thanks for your advice. I feel like a proper gardener now!

Well I have to reassemble them all first and replace glass that broke during transit but i will get there.

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 12:47

Great advice.

Thanks so much

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:38

Dove, should I put masking tape on every piece of glass with the orientation and numbered?

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:36

Also, they are all aluminium. Do I need a base or just firm soil? 

If I do need a base is this to secure it in windy weather? The site is fairly sheltered

Greenhouse removal/erection

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:28

I am asking all you experienced gardeners out there to give me some advice please.

I am collecting some second hand greenhouses this weekend. I have my dad and a van and was wondering what other things I might need to dismantle them? I will take step ladders, gloves and safety glasses but i am inexperienced in this area. Please help.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 15:42

I forgot to mention the beautiful agapanthus that I have. The white and purple one is queen mum and is truly spectacular when is flower.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 15:40

Thank you. The green leafed canna was a few quid and the red one was free 8 years ago. It only flowered for the first time last year(only one plant) and all the divisions might do it this yearMy father in law came round to feed the fish and water the pots. Trouble is, it looks so nice it has to be better next year!

Some things have been swamped or not happy in pots, so I am learning every year.

Next year will be better as I am collecting some used greenhouses this weekend. My first ever ones! So I will have more growing room and my garden will look less like a nursery

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:46

My pots are full of rudbeckia, scabious, cannas, dahlias, fennel, Echinacea and salvia amistad.

It was a lovely surprise to see this after two weeks on holiday

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:40

Success with cuttings

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 09:32

How do people take cuttings? 

I have done it before with varied success but want to know the best method.

This year I have taken lots of cuttings and put them in a heated propagator and they all wilted. Then I put some in pots with food bags over them and they were successful until I couldn't be bothered to put the bags back on all of them again.

Is this the best method?

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