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Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:59

With greenhouses, I figure the biggest you can afford or have space for. I have a 12 by 8  glass/aluminium one with high sides and double doors. Expensive at the time, but 25 years later, i've had my moneys worth. For overflow/hardening off, I am using some of the cheap metal frame and poly zip up cover type. The cover is on its way out after 2 years, but I used it to raise a load of perennials for new bit of garden, so that paid for itself.



Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:52

The telegraph is running a" great garden giveaway"

 Yesterday was 6 dahlia bulbs for postage

today is 200 mixed summer bulbs. Problem is I cant get the links to work. So the only way will be to fill in the coupon.

Next weekend will be 20 free begonias and 18 free perennials. The offers are on until end of January. If the links start working next week I will post them. Maybe the server is still under water, or the 'puter dept are not back from Xmas yet.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:19

Hmm, just been looking at January GW mag.

in clips from the forum, I appear to have been changed to "gardeninggenes."

 OH off to Newcastle to look after his mum for 2 days.His sister has texted jobs to do.  New microwave, food shopping, 2 hour drive today, 2 hour drive tomorrow. Roll on New Year.


A Holly Orchard

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 14:19

We must have giraffes around here then, cos I can see prickles 15 ft up.

 Funny thing about the variegated sort. I made decorations for table and mantelpieces, and my friend commented that she didn't want a plastic table decoration.!!!.

 I pointed out that the plastic sort isn't prickly , and this was.


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 19:40

The "report to moderator" bit has changed. Do we have to now email with lots of info now instead of a single line report.?


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 18:19

Thats good news , Dove.

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 13:38

I did go a bit overboard with aquilegia seeds this summer.20 packets from the national collection(touchwood), half planted this year, up and waiting to be pricked out. Half waiting to be sown.I am going to prick them out into 3 inch pots, plant out into the veg patch after the broad beans come out, and then select my favourites when they flower. Most are yellow and orange doubles and poms poms, I suspect there will be many spare.

How much soil do I need?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 12:38

Assuming 2m x 1.2m x 0.2m deep is  0.48 cubic metre. Order 1 builders bag full and see how you go on..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 12:35

The top Oak tree looks like a womping willow.  very windy here.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 08:56

Quick peek out of window makes me get back in bed and snuggle under the duvet.

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fungi identification please

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