Eynsham Red

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Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:11

As it turned out, I think I made the right call.  The temperature went down to zero, with ice on the greenhouse glass and on the small polythene greenhouse which is right up against the wall of our house.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:12

Just used fleece for the first time this evening.  Forcast of zero temps tonight.  I've got an old small mini greenhouse (used to be polythene covered), which I've covered with fleece inside my greenhouse to save having to fleece or bubble wrap the whole greenhouse.  Wrapped up the camelia outside, and hopefully everything else which matters is hardy .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:42

Beautiful sunset tonight, with crystal clear sky.  Frost a certainty I think.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 20:28

We've got fuschias, agapanthus, sedum, rose and bedding begonias 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:11

Thank you Dove.  I see from your profile that you live in the same place as my daughter and son in-law.  They are budding gardeners too but have a small strip of a garden which is surrounded by tall buildings and so only get a tiny bit of sun during the day, and they are rather challenged when it comes to growing anything.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:44

I've not been on this part of the forum before, and although I've been a member for a few weeks I've not introduced myself yet, so I'll follow the lead of those above and do it now.

My wife and I live in a village near Witney in West Oxfordshire and have pottered about the garden for fifteen or twenty years or so and are mainly self taught from Gardeners World much like Urban Wildlife.  We had a small allotment for a short while but due to poor health I had to give it up.

Having received a new kidney earleir this year courtesy of the love and generosity of my lovely wife, I've found the energy to devote much more time in our small (15' x 40') garden.  It is split into two parts; patio with flower borders and a grassed area with flower borders, small (4' x 4') greenhouse and relaxer swing.  We've bought more new plants this year I think than in the last fifteen!  We're contemplating putting in a small pond but are very short of space.

I've been really grateful to and impressed by the kindness of people on this site and how freely they impart their knowledge in answer to my questions, no matter how basic.

Best wishes,


Winter Watering

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:12

I have a lobelia, three salvias and a phormium which I've just put into the greenhouse for over wintering.  This is the first time I've had any half hardy plants and am not sure what I should do about watering during their stay in the greenhouse.

I also have some pelargoniums which have been cut back to the bone.  Do I leave them dry or do I water them a little?

I'd be very grateful for advice please.

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:51

Hi Chicky.  The technology I haven't got is a digital camera.  Lost it last holiday and haven't replaced it yet!

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:50

Thanks FG.  It's a farly young plant and doesn't have an obvious trunk.  Would it be obvious on a young plant?  I guess I'll just have to put it in the GH over winter just to be sure.

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:38

I'm afraid that I haven't got the technology  

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