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Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:01

MrsGarden, thinking about the difficulty of watering in the confined space of a greenhouse - perhaps a water container that stands on the ground, with a nozzle powered by a pump, like the sprayers used for some weedkillers etc, would be helpful? 

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 07:57

I use one of those small watering cans with long spouts designed for houseplants when watering in my mini-greenhouse.  When I had a larger lean-to greenhouse I tried to water from below as much as possible, to try to keep leaves dry.

Of course, there are houseplants that need a higher level of humidity around their leaves, and misting them is a good way to achieve them - because they are houseplants and consequently not as exposed to fungal spores as plants growing ourside, they are not so prone to fungal infection in the more humid condtions.


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 07:44

Morning Lily   Have a good day 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 07:17

Clarington - wow!  You must be exhausted!  I think you deserve a day relaxing 

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:58

My lividus didn't make it through last winter 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:52

Good morning Clari   - motivation .... what's that? 

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:51

I know Welshonion - annoying how she gets away with it isn't it   but then when Mother Nature does her watering she tends to do it in when the temperatures are lower and not so conducive to fungal growth, and she also tends to give them more than just a sprinkling, so fungal spores usually get washed off the leaves.  

We gardeners tend to do our watering when the soil is dry and usually that means the temperatures are warm and just right for fungal spores to develop in the bit of water that we sprinkle around - so I maintain - much better for us to water the ground and not the leaves. 

Horse manure

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:45

It'll be fine leaving it on the beds - you'll find that the worms will soon incorporate it into the soil.  

Just clear it away from the stems of your shrubs otherwise it will scorch and damage them.  It only needs to not be touching the bark.  

As the bulbs come through you can ease it away from them too.  Otherwise it'll be fine left as it is.


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:41

Good morning Chicky   like old times 



Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:31

Good morning all - old body-clock has switched back on again and I'm up before the lark   Off to visit the Aged Ps later this morning.  

Glad all went well Pentillie.

Tracey - glad the news re Ollie is good and that he's recovering ok.

Bill ((hugs))

Have a good day archie.

I keep a garden notebook, but I've just realised that I didn't write down the tulips that I planted last autumn - think I kept the labels meaning to do it later 

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