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Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:59

Yes, its a Gardman. I've still got the receipt so I'll hang on to it. The Lidl one lasted three years so I expect at least 2 years from a cover. I thought the frame really good and strong and went together well. The flaps are tucked under the frame and anchored with bricks on the inside. I can tie it to fence posts if necessary (on three corners)

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:39

Thats a big polytunnel. It puts my baby to shame.

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:37

How big was it, Hostafan.?

 I bought one for £80 last weekend from the garden centre.  The assembly took less than 2 hours.

 3m x 2m polytunnel. next to my old 12 ft x 8ft greenhouse.

Do you know Lignohumate?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:29

Neat advert , Emma and Martin.

 However, I can't see what it will do, that good compost or well rotted FYM will do as well. In fact, adding all the bulk fibre of compost will benefit the organisms in the soil more, because it will aid water retention.

how to look after plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

  The picture I was looking at was a Euphorbia. Its now in flower. You can cut the stalks back to the base when its finished flowering. Use gloves. The sap will irritate skin especially in sunshine.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:27

you could try a postcard advert at the local allotments.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:11

 Verdun,  Tiki torch very nice. How many echinaceas have you got now?

Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I used to think kale was hard and chewy and as James A-S says, only fit for cattle. I take out any thick centre ribs off the leaves and steam. The brukale I leave as whole little flowers. Lovely and tender. From 1m square, we have had greens for nearly a year.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:23

I'm totally confused.  and where is mummy muddy paws?

I've got a load of mince to make chilli and bolog sauce with. I've still got loads of onions to use up.  I could make cheese scones or  muffins as well.

Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:16

The brukale appear to be mixed, some have a strong red colour, others are all green.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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