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so the toms leeks and parsnips whats your plans for the weekend

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 17:52

I'm going to be admiring my new, well newish greenhouse, picked up on Gumtree, and working out where things are going to go. I already have a greenhouse but you know how it is, no matter how big it is, it is never big enough. So my lovely husband has adapted an 8 x 6 down to a 5 x 6 and squeezed it into a corner of the garden. I will be able to use it to harden my young seedlings off before going out into the garden and overwinter several large pots and it will  also be somewhere to grow my cumbers.  

Arrrrrrgh!

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 17:53

Hi Bob, someone else  has asked just the same thing. I found that Roundup works wonders. It took a while but I managed to get rid of it in my garden. I made a shield with an old drinks bottle by cutting off the top and bottom so its open both ends so that you can protect other plants that are near when you spray it on. Just put the cut off bottle over the  bind weed and spray the roundup into it. Hope it works for you, its horrid stuff bind weed.

Bind weed

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 16:51

I also agree, Roundup is the best. I had lots of bind weed in my garden and Roundup was the one that got rid of it, it takes a while but it does work. If I do see any popping its ugly leaves up it gets a blast of Roundup so it doesn't stay in my garden for long. Good Luck 

diamond jubilee

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 18:45

Hi Susan, I have ordered the free petunias that are on offer in Gardeners World Magazine, they are red white and blue and should look great in a hanging basket. You could try Busy Lizzies, Pansies or Lobelia. All will look lovely in baskets or beds. Ivy leaved Pelargoniums will look good tumbling over baskets.  

What do I need for my greenhouse?

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 18:01

Hi meema, my greenhouse is heated by a small electric heater and I also use horticultural fleece when the weather is really cold. I always start my seedlings off in propergators that I put on my kitchen window cill then when they are large enough I pot them on and leave them in the greenhouse to grow on so you might want to get some seed trays or small pots. My greenhouse is isulated with bubble wrap for the winter, I've also got a min max thermometer so that you can see what the lowest and highest temp was. I don't know if you have Lidl near you but this week ours are doing offers on things for the garden and greenhouse like propergators, fleece ect. I to can remember how excited I was about my greenhouse and I just wanted to buy everything, good luck I know you are going to love it. 

Talkback: Dormice

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 18:15
That has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Ismene Bulbs

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 18:00

Thank you Kate  

Ismene Bulbs

Posted: 28/02/2012 at 18:37

I have several Ismene bulbs, does anyone know when these should be planted. I've never grown them before and they look so pretty. Hope you can help. Thank you

to prune or not to prune

Posted: 27/02/2012 at 18:26

I've had my Buddlielas for several years and both are in large pots. I prune mine every spring by a least a half. Pruning them hard helps promote flowers and they grow a nice shape. I scrape some of the compost off the top and top dress them with new, and I keep them fed and water well all through the summer. Last summer they were covered in flowers and of course butterflies.

Gardeners world

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 16:23

I'm not sure, but I think it is March sometime, so looking forward to seeing it again. It is great to be out in the garden once again.  

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