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do i need to buy a greenhouse

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:17

Vic don't worry about being thick, it affects all of us and the only silly question is the one you don't ask, so ask away. As for a GH, they do increase flexibility in the garden. They provide storage space in winter and crops throughout the year if you so desire. A frost free shed is ideal for storing all sorts of things as well, and those with large windows can be used like a GH, but aren't ideal for crops like tomatoes/melons and cucumber which thrive in the higher temperatures. So really it's a matter for you and how far you want to go. Have you thought of cold frames as an interim measure, they are a valuable addition as well. I overwinter plants/sow seed in mine, they are on a south facing border, and cheap to buy or build. If you have the money buy a GH as large as you can afford, you'll soon fill it with all sorts of things and wonder how you coped without one.

overwintered in greenhouse - but now what?

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 22:52

Leave the geraniums as they are, keep them on the dry side. Chrysanths I would lift and pop them in some dryish compost,in a box, a cardboard box will do, pop them under the staging in the GH. They'll go dormant and in spring bring them out and start again.

stabilising clay banks on wet and windy slope

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:49

In reality clay rarely moves once banked, the main problem will be run off from rain gathering at the base of the bank. Drainage around the base of your garage will be an issue during winter, it doesn't really matter what you plant on the bank, just plant shrubs which can cope with clay or grass. You'll need to slow the run off and make sure you have a soak away around the base of your garage.


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 23:18

Autumn planting garlic needs to be outside really, they need the cold weather to produce decent sized cloves.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 16:51

Thanks Nut although I think we will see it first near the welsh borders.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 10:13

If your'e going to build a bed in concrete, you solve the drainage problem by leaving a slit on the bottom layer of bricks. Just leave a slit every fourth brick by not putting cement on the horizontal edge when laying.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 22:17

Just wait till it snows.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 22:14

Try this link to amazon, pathclear in bulk.

Hawthorn hedge in the winter

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 15:30

I'd try running several winter flowering clematis through it, evergreen and flowers too, simple but effective.

Have a look at the link for a selection.

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 15:14

Patience Jess, patience........

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