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Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:00

I’m afraid glass greenhouses are in danger of becoming extinct in favour polycarbonate…..the later being safer, more durable and cheaper.

Polycarbonate glazing is recommended if you have children or animals running around your garden as any impact will merely result in the child or dog/cat bouncing of the polycarbonate panel or at the worst popping a panel out which can be put back in place simply and quickly. A collision of this type with a glass greenhouse or coldframe would result in serious injuries.

Your 12 x 8 greenhouse is a sensible size and should prove to be very useful.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:26

Further to my earlier post to Poppy, I've just stumbled upon this info which may be of interest: http://www.sarahraven.com/articles/the_sweet_pea_story.htm

Strictly 2014

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:10

PS. I think it's Judy Murray's turn to go this week.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:08

Wow...what a wonderful show tonight.

Some of the celebs this year are amazing.....the performances of Pixie, Frankie & Caroline were off the scale tonight.

Caroline & Pasha's dance almost reduced me to tears, it was so beautiful.....but danced to Aerosmith's beautiful 'don't want to miss a thing', how could they fail?

No talent at all involved, but I even liked the Batman routine.

Quote of the night from the judges for me, was when Craig said of Scott 'It's was like a lobster on acid'.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 12:33

At last week's camera club meeting we were given a talk by Mr Stuart Crump about monochrome photography. Some of my enthusiasm for the subject seems to have rubbed-off here earlier in the week.

If anyone would care to take a look at Stuart's work, this is his website: http://www.stuartcrump.com/

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 10:34
punkdoc wrote (see)

David K, is she un-attached ?

 

Well not married as such, pd...but has been with her (the only ever) partner for about 25 years.

You would like her, (unlike Pa) she has brains, she is an accountant.

Note to oneself, probably the most personal info I've ever I've ever divulged online.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 09:59

Good luck with your sowings, Yviestevie.....I think the timing is about right.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 09:51

Poppy - from experience  I can confirm that these childhood memories intensify with the passing years. I too have strong childhood memories of sweet peas going back to granddad & my own dad.

At that time the most popular sweet peas grown were 'Spencer' varieties (still popular & available today) these were developed & introduced by the gardeners of the Althorpe Estate.....Lady Di's family, of course.  

I have no personal knowledge of any other revived vegetable seed unfortunately.

For myself I don't save sweet pea seed as it's important to be sure I'm growing flowers that will be true to type.....because of cross-pollination this can't be assured with saved seed. Also, I do like to trial new introductions.

Re your June sown SPs, I can only presume that they will form seed pods as this is the normal progression of things, but likely the onset of cold weather may intervene to prevent it.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:48

Looking forward to sun-down over Ilkley Moor (wiv or bah tat) .....I'm orf to Lake Windermere & Kirkstone Pass on Sunday....just for the day.

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 19:42

Perhaps worth a mention....be careful where you source your wallflowers from, as being a member of the brassica family it's possible to import club root into your garden.

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