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bubble wrap

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 20:20

I usually get mine from B & Q was £13.00 for a massive roll and has lasted for a couple of years.

I use gaffer tape to fit to the aluminum frame, cut the bubble wrap to the length required and stick to the aluminum frame, trouble is you end up with the sticky stuff on the aluminum frame.  Last year though I used the ali plugs which are great try and buy in bulk because a pack of ten from a garden centre costs a lot for what you need.

I insulate the roof as well. thats when the ali plugs come in useful ensuring the bubble wrap doesn't fall on your overwintering plants or heater if you are using one which obviously is paramount for safety .

I also wrap my fuschias individually in fleece after cutting them back hard and down potting them.


Blind Hydrangea

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:14

Can anyone advise me please?

My hydrangea is in between a red currant bush and a 6x6 foot blue lace cap hydrangea she flowered last year, but hasn't this year.  She is covered in leaves but no buds at all, and my lace cap hydrangea has only had a quarter of it covered in flowers. 

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:11

First time garlic grower and my garlic 6 inches high, planted in the autumn is showing signs of yellowing leaves.

I'm concerned in case this is a sign of white rot.  I've dug up a clove which did have slime on the clove white, but not sure if this because the leaf has died back.  When the clove was cut in half down the middle the clove was solid and showed no sign of disease.

I understand if it is white rot, then I can't plant any of the allium family in there for upto 20 years, I can't even disinfect the soil because the spores hibernate until a host becomes available.

Any advice from other garlic growers would be greatly appreciated.  I don't know if it is a deficiency in the soil or if I have infected gloves.

Many thanks.


It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 18:24

I've taken the bubble wrap down in the greenhouse which has polycarbonate sheeting 10 mil thick as the young seedlings need all the help they can get, don't want the bubble wrap to fall on the greenhouse heater!

Vitopod Propagators

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 21:42

Hi Mike

Thanks for your advice, your end comment is my thought exactly ..... you get what you pay for.

My current propogators don't have thermostat controls on them, and with new ideas for 2013, I really need to control the temperature.


Vitopod Propagators

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 21:23

Hi Busy Lizzie

Like you I thought Vitopod are expensive , hence me asking for advice before investing.

I need a propogater with a thermostate control, I'm also considering a Stewarts propagater.  I need to weigh all the alternatives up.

Thanks for your reply.



Vitopod Propagators

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 21:54

Just wondered if anyone out there has used a Vitopod Propogator? and if so would you recommend one?


Talkback: How to grow orchids

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 22:28

Thank you Alina W, just to clarify should I use tap water or rain water and should it be room temperature or not?

Thank you for your patience only I lost my 1st orchid and don't want a repeat performance.

Talkback: How to grow orchids

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 07:20


Does anyone have any advice on how it is best to water an orchid and how often?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:37

Thank you for your advice David.

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