Gardener Eve


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Greenhouse Destroyed in storm-anyone know of any second-hand greenhouses for sale around south-east London/Kent?

Posted: 25/01/2018 at 16:50

Hello,


yes I've had a look at those websites but they tend to usually be quite bad condition but having a look in the papers is actually a good idea. Thanks :-)

Greenhouse Destroyed in storm-anyone know of any second-hand greenhouses for sale around south-east London/Kent?

Posted: 25/01/2018 at 14:04

Hello,


only one year ago I spent £300 on a greenhouse. I went for one of those aluminium and plastic ones as I was on a tight budget. Despite it being weighted down a couple of weeks ago it was destroyed in the storm. 


This was the second time the wind had gotten to it-the first time it warped it but I managed to get it back into shape.


 this time it took to the air and is completely destroyed. I definitely would not recommend them as this was weighted down and in a sheltered spot.  sadly a horrible waste of money.



Very upsetting as I definitely cannot afford a new one and I loved my new addition to the garden and in fact was planning  to use it much more this year!


I'm wondering if anybody knows of a  second-hand traditional greenhouse (i.e. glass)  that's in decent condition, for sale around south-east London or Kent? Or near to those areas.


Thanks so much!!

Can I re-plant tulip bulbs?

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 11:52

Hello,


I have a load of tulip bulbs that I had dug up from last year. 


They flowered and I let them die  back  naturally before taking them up and  drying  them off to store them. I’ve suddenly remembered them and I’m about to replant them but I’m not actually sure if they are likely to re-flower?


 They have sprouted shoots and in fact there are lots of smaller bulbs that have fallen off the main ones… 


I’m wondering if I should put up all the small one separately…?


 


Thanks :-) 

Can any one identify this tree…

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 13:42

Thanks Hazel! : )

Can any one identify this tree…

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 13:28

 Hello, yes I thought it might be… I'd love one with bright green leaves or fresh green leaves in the summer and then red like this in the autumn… But they're all different aren't they? I don't  suppose you happen to know what particular type of Acer this one is? 

Can any one identify this tree…

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 13:12


Then there's this second tree.... (the small red one...)


thanks! 

Can any one identify this tree…

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 13:10

 Hello, I'm looking to put some trees in my garden and have spotted a few out and about that I like and I'm wondering what they are, if anyone could help advise me? 


Thanks very much :-) 

Butterfly ponderings...

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 14:27

Hi!


I've been building up my garden for the lest few years since moving in and I am new to gardening apart from gardening with my mum as a child. I have loads of flowers and  small veg patch and small greenhouse.


Eventually we'll re-fence and remove an old garage and put in a wildlife pond.


I love the garden to be full of life- we have a great amount of house sparrows and bees and I wanted butterflies so put in Verbena boneriensis last year. 


This year we've had loads of those cabbage whites/ small whites. I think they're pretty and was quite happy... also just a short period of those gate keepers but they've gone- not sure why : (


Today I noticed my nasturtiums being eaten by caterpillars (now identified as cabbage white/ small white/caterpillars). The nasturtiums did really well this year so theres lots of them but after googling I wondered if I've attracted too many of the wrong type of caterpillar as most people seem really unhappy with them!  


The gardens organic so I wondered if they have a natural predator to keep them in check? Someone said blue tits but Ive never seen them around here (south east London) ... also should I really be concerned as I have no desire to grow cabbage (my least fave veg) certainly at the moment...if its only cabbage and sprouts that they bother in terms of veg then maybe I can live with a small amount of nasturtium munching?


Also, does anyone know why the gatekeepers appeared then went away?


Thanks for reading my rambling thoughts on butterflies! 


Not the most serious of problems but I am still educating myself on the garden and love to get peoples experiences on this.


Thanks!! : )

Greenhouse tomatos not forming??

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:38

Ahh thanks that's interesting.


Does it still apply if you don't use any pest controls?


ive kept the garden organic since we've had it (about 4yrs) and have marigolds in the greenhouse as I read it's a natural deterrent to pests.... so hopefully pollinators wouldn't be discouraged from going inside the greenhouse...?


In fact I had hoped the flowers might encourage pollinators into the greenhouse...


thanks : )

Greenhouse tomatos not forming??

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 18:25

That's great thanks everyone!


i get quite excited about growing something new & I was feeling a bit disheartened but will now wait more patiently

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