Latest posts by figrat

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:29
Might be a rat I'm afraid.


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:19
It's certainly in the snowdrop's best interests to let the leaves die down naturally as this feeds the bulb for next year's display. Tying them in knots inhibits this process.

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:02

Hi again! 

I do think you would be wise to use the base, as it does give the greenhouse more rigidity. And it has the fixing holes ready drilled for fixing to the ground/concrete/wall...

I don't think it would detract from the final appearance of the construction - indeed, I think that NOT using it would give you the added problem of how to attach the superstructure.

I've been poking round t'internet as well, and found nothing!

But there's this link (on this site) on general greenhouse construction.


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 18:09
I've just had a look at the link that Dove put on earlier in the thread which is very comprehensive. And yes, you can cook cooked food in..and dog poo apparently, though I think I'd rather bag and bin that!


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 18:06
What sort of soil do you have in your garden?


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 17:16
Hmmm. You lot are making me rethink wormery. Can you put cooked waste food in them? That's just about the only thing I don't put in the compost bins.

Bay tree root eradication

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 14:17
Oh this is sounding like it might not be such a massive job then..hopefully! It's already suckered, hence the grove.

We both have log fires, so the trunks will be put to good use. I guess it'll be a chainsaw job, then see if a bit of applied muscle might do the job.

And I'll pass on lawn seed sowing info, Goldilocks, might persuade him to get on with the big chop ASAP!

Bay tree root eradication

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 13:51
Having finally persuaded Bloke to get rid of what I can only describe as a gloomy grove of hulking great scale infested bay, he's happy to fell them himself, but of course there are the roots/ stumps to deal with. There is limited but possible access for a stump grinder, but I was wondering if anyone has any alternative ideas? When they've gone, he wants to grass over the cleared area.

an experiment

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 13:44
It's what I've got in the gh, will look out for perlite.
I've always thought they were pretty much interchangeable?

an experiment

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 11:39
Interesting. I've been adding vermiculite to my seed compost, but not in such a high ratio.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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