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Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:05

The green netting I use is bought from the builders merchant by the metre....I think it's intended for use in conjunction with scaffolding.....rather along the lines of safety curtain.....it's a bit heavyweight, so maybe KEF's idea may be better.

Buy cheap pay twice...

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:17

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0508.jpg

 This the only spade & fork I've ever had......made by Elwell in the Black Country and bought by me in the late 50s.

They're never put away dirty (the way I was trained) and about once a month the shafts are oiled with linseed oil. 

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:17

Thanks, KEF....I have used garden fleece before now, located (as with green mesh netting) on the inside of the greenhouse.

Already queries have been posted which seem to be related to sun scorch......I had wondered if Orchid Lady had remembered too.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:05

The sun has been quite strong over recent days, so I thought I would open this thread to remind those who may be new to growing under glass to remember to shade their glass.......after a very short time the magnified rays of the sun can do a lot of damage to your plants.

'Coolglass' seems to be a popular choice for some. This is very cheap and bought as a white powder, mixed with water before being applied to the glass with a sponge or paint brush.

I prefer green mesh netting myself, as 'Coolglass' can be difficult to remove when no longer required.

 

Spots on tomato leafs

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:39

Luke-  perhaps I should add that if your tomatoes are under glass, you will soon need to be thinking of shading the glass as the magnified sun's rays will result in sun scorch.  

A product called 'Coolglass' seems to be used widely.. this is purchased as white powder & mixed with water which is painted onto (or applied with a sponge) to the glass.

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:54

Looking hopeful then, Picksy......good luck!

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 11:24

Hi, Mike, good to see you back and hope the recovery is going well.

Spots on tomato leafs

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:53

I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, as Pete says splashes of water, or could be weather related i.e. cold nights & warm days.

It should be remembered that there is a myriad of reasons for brown spots tomato leaves and you would drive yourself bonkers if you worried about all of them.  

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:33

Picksy - You could try a gardeners old trick to see if your tree is still alive.....Scrape away with your fingernail a section of bark to expose the cambium layer beneath, if this is creamy green it's still alive, if it's brown/ish, it is probably dead.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:09

I've just finished watching back to back editions of Gardeners' World and Beechgrove and have to say (IMHO) GW was very much second best in terms of what most people I know are looking for in a gardening program......well done Beechgrove!

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