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Lovely last tweet by Leonard Nimoy

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:19

May Mr Nimoy rest in peace. I have many fond memories of Star Trek as a child in the 70s. The Vulcan mind probe, Spock saying 'logical Captain', the sound of those sliding doors,Scottie needing at least 8 hours to save the Enterprise from exploding and Kirk telling him he's got 5 minutes followed by 'Al do ma best captain'.



Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:54

I've had a cell tray with baby delphiniums outside on the garden table all winter. I noticed a couple of antirrhinum seedlings had self seeded in there too but left them in the sure knowledge that the winter would kill them off. They're still there!!

YAY Spring has Finally reached my garden!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 19:47

I have snowdrops too,crocuses,pulmonaria and two little shoots coming up on my marsh marigold 

My first greenhouse

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 22:06

Thank you Perki you're very kind. I do have a tube of silicone now you mention it 

My first greenhouse

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 20:38

Well its finished in between delays and domestic strife. However, no sooner had I installed the final pane than that toughened glass was put to the test. Our little Border terrier had followed me into the GH but he is quite flighty and took off, running into the pane next to the door rather than through the doorway.

He is ok but he knocked the pane clean out, sending the W clips flying. However the pane didn't break, just clattered against the front of the GH. Thank goodness you guys recommended toughened glass, I dare not imagine had it been horticultural. Anyway, I'm thinking of maybe putting tape along the bottom so he knows. I took him back down and tried to get him to be aware glass is there.

I would recommend toughened over horticultural to a prospective GH buyer in a heartbeat providing they can afford the extra cost.



Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:09

You make a good point Zoomer, its basically the GH frame that needs something sturdy and level underneath it.

Grower - is there anyone in your family that could lay the slabs for you? Don't worry about being indecisive, I trawled the internet looking at all the options until my head was spinning. My GH is an Eden New Acorn 6x8 from Eden Halls Greenhouses. Its a 50th birthday present from my Dad so money wasn't the issue in my case. Well, the bricks and mortar were 

My first greenhouse

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 20:38

Both gables put together today plus the sides. The instructions are pretty good, tomorrow its bolting it together and hopefully lay the bricks for the base 

Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 23:23

Grower68 - I'm a bit like you as I'm getting a greenhouse tomorrow. My previous experience of growing under glass is the window sill so I understand the daunted feeling. I've already got a slab base that I laid some years ago for a large dog kennel and being a bricky in a past life I'll lay two courses of bricks to fix mine and raise the level of the eaves.

However if you see a GH you like, get the steel base too. Sometimes its included in the price. Is there someone who could lay a few concrete slabs for you?

Apologies to Louise for hijacking the thread somewhat.

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 20:47

What a lovely greenhouse!!  I'll be having my humble aluminium one delivered tomorrow. Exciting stuff isn't it.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:36

Mrs F is not too bad thank you granma, some outpatient appointments next month though 


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