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Brick base for aluminium GH.. what should I lay on top of the brick?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:01

Hi Pampa - I put up my first GH this time last year. I laid two courses of brick pavers as a substitute for bricks, however engineering bricks are excellent and preferable to 'commons' for durability. I drilled through the aluminium base and used rawl plugs into a brick paver each time so as the prevent cracking of joints.

However, as has been stated the weight of all that glass would probably need a severe hurricane to shift it 


Gardener Survey

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 22:21


greenhouse thermometer

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 22:15

No just £12 Lyn  

greenhouse thermometer

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 11:49

I was only kidding Nanny  Its a north facing position you need I believe? First time I've ever had a min/max therm.

greenhouse thermometer

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:12

As luck would have it, I acquired a max/min thermometer today. Now to find a sunny position on a south facing wall 

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:30

Andy - depending on what you grow, I leave my two roof vents open nearly all the time anyway. With the exception of those few hard frosts we had 

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:22

I germinated and grew on young plants in neat coir last year. I wanted to experiment...some neat coir, some a mix of coir and peat based compost and some just peat compost. I saw no real difference in growth or health of plants 

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 14:35

Dark Mullein, sneezewort, stichwort, sweet violets. Probably the usual annuals like cosmos, nasturtiums, antirrhinum etc  Might try some different tomatoes.

David Bowie

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 19:23

I was perhaps a tad young to appreciate David Bowie in his prime. However, I am the youngest brother with an older sister too and fully recognise him as a quite unique talent. 

The fact he can't be 'pigeon-holed' speaks volumes because the true greats rise above genres. His music was David Bowie music, his charisma an inspiration to many who followed. I feel very sad today...

Downton vs Eastenders

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 20:04

I apologise Jo if I've offended you, it was not my intention. My feelings however regarding Downton remain the same.

I did see Avatar this afternoon on Film 4. Love that film and am very much looking forward to Harry Price Ghost Hunter 

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