Eynsham Red

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Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:42

Thanks everyone.  I shall continue as I've been doing.


Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:33

I have a small unheated glass greenhouse, just over 4'x4'.  Is there any benefit in lining it with bubble wrap to insulate it?  Last year I just covered the few plants shelves with fleece and most things were ok (pelargoniums etc.) so wondered if there is any particular benefit with bubble wrap.

Reflector in Greenhouse.

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 20:28

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll certainly give the cucumbers a try, and probably hang around at the local recycle centre a bit and try to hijack what I can before it goes in the skip.

Reflector in Greenhouse.

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 18:31

I have a greenhouse which has one side right against a fence and a neighbour's tree which means that there is little direct sunlight after about lunch time.

I was considering lining the shady side with some type of reflective coating to maximize the morning sun and associated radiant heat.  I wondered if anyone has had any experience of doing this, and if so, were there any real benefits.



Tomatoes and fungus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:43


I've two tomato plants in my greenhouse.  I've planted them as I have done for quite a while, using the contents half a grow bag each in large pots.

This year there are small toadstools growing in the pots as well as the tomatoes. The tomatoes plants are in good condition.

I wondered if anyone else has experienced this and does it pose a threat to the plants?

Also, when they bare fruit, is there any any risk of them being contaminated in any way?  As I have a compromised immune system, I don't want to eat anything which might be detrimental to my health.

Best regards,


Pigeon/Dove Problems

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:32

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and ideas.

We really enjoy the wild birds in our garden and do appreciate the beauty of these recent arrivals, but unfortunately the two don't combine.  I wouldn't want to see any harm coming to the doves/pigeons (is there a distinction between the two?) but thought that I'd sound out the forum's vast wealth of knowledge and ideas.

Thanks again.

Pigeon/Dove Problems

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:34

No offence Dove.  You'd be very welcome here, but not these pests.

Pigeon/Dove Problems

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 14:05

Thanks Philippa.  We have tried that, but as they are fending all right for themselves, they don't have any concerns.  We also contacted the RSPB but didn't get a reply.

The birds don't have any problems.  Unfortunately it's us who have a problem with the birds!

Pigeon/Dove Problems

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 13:42

We have a bit of a plague of white pigeons or doves around our and our neighbours gardens.  These are a legacy from a family who were given a dozen of them as a wedding present, but when they moved they left the birds to fend for themselves.

Whilst they were looked after and fed there was no problem, but since the owners left they have become a real nuisance, always scavenging in our gardens with the associated mess, and effectively scaring the other smaller birds away when they descend in a white mass.

I'd be grateful if anyone could make suggestions as to how we might be able to selectively scare these birds off.

Talkback: Agapanthus pot display

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 17:11
I think I may have a problem with one of my Agapanthus bulbs. The bulb seems to have very small brown flies around the new leaf growth. The new leaf grows and then the top gets eaten off, any advice would be welcome.
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