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David K

Latest posts by David K

Greenhouse heater

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:39

For all round performance, I prefer a propane gas greenhouse heater. The initial cost is a bit pricey, but worth it. Shop around as there is a large price variation.

This is one example:


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:34
dolgarrog wrote (see)

hi Dave et al

I thought the simply enormous tomato growing facility was incredible! (the greenhouse not the tomato plant) will watch the next episode too.


...yes, and amazing to learn that they grow (as Paula said) 1ft per day.

Also, I thought the experiment with light resulting in the ability to change taste quite remarkable.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:40
PaulaH wrote (see)

Just watched it, not much profit in producing standard veg is there...


I think (given favourable growing conditions) there is a tremendious profit's a matter of scale.

I found the introduction of new varieties of veg very interesting and the system to store carrots over winter.

A very enjoyable watch & look forward to tomorrow's episode.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:42
Alan4711 wrote (see)
ye Dave , Kates just pointed it out to me thats a cert for tonite and on record just in case its got stuff to save cheers fo that


Hope everyone enjoys.....I did have a look around before starting a new thread, but didn't see any reference.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:02

I'm really looking forward to this series starting on BBC2 at 8pm tonight:

Rose bed ideas

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 18:30

"What roses did you choose - I havent ordered any yet so may have to wait until next year and get the hedging going in thee meantime!"

For one island bed I have chosen 'Royal William' and for the other, 'Yardley Baroque'.

Don't care for mixtures.

Rose bed ideas

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:09

Brilliant, thanks...flowering stuff isn't all that important, the roses themselves will be sufficient I think.

Oh, I should have said that when planted, I intend to cover with a 2'' mulch of bark chippings.

PS. Just had a thought that a low box hedge may look okay.

Rose bed ideas

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:36

I was just wondered if anyone could help.

I'm planning on planting-up two island rose beds as in the pic below. I've ordered the roses which will arrive bare rooted sometime in problem so far.

But, my problem is I need ideas for low growing & compact perennials to plant around the outside margin.....all I can think of so far is Heucheras, but I'm not totally convinced they will fill the bill.


Ideas please!


Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 21:32
Welsh Daffodil wrote (see)

Point taken David K but as the gripe about bad manners was on my particular 'thread' what was I to think!  


Fair point, WD.....please accept my apologies.

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:49

Oh dear, hope this doesn't turn into a protracted debate.

Welsh Daffodil, for myself I was referring to what seems to be a general trend lately, of people asking advice and having received not bothering to acknowledge the fact that someone has taken the trouble to respond…..not you in particular.

Like you, I have a busy life which doesn’t include being online from morning til night.

Having said that, others visit the forum for banter & cyber-friendship….and that’s fine by me too.



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