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Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:02

Hello I am trying to grow flowers for cutting this year, here is a thread with some ideas on that got started a while ago hope this will help

lilies (do day lilies work as cut flowers?)  -  don't think they do as the flowers go over too quick


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 21:52

Allium2 sure they will unless there is a big rush on, oh there were some smaller packs as well, mind the plants most of them have 50% off they may have tendency to jump into your trolley

Does sound windy and wet outside and I still have the plastic gh up need to get it away  


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 20:29

Charlie thanks for the ideas - like No expert said we like to recycle and it is all about the challenge of trying to make a pallet into something completely different

In last pic coldframe lid is propped up under the peach tree branch just for temporary getting bits in then and taking photo - not normally going to do that, it was just in the right place 

Will be venting it so not to get to hot in there (summertime) or condensation


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:46

Thanks Edd


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:39

Thanks Panda

don't understand why the last picture is so big


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:38

Been looking for something to keep it open but can't find what the brought ones have to buy


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:33

Hello all, still catching up

Allium2 here is some seed potatoes at Wyevale GC

Maris peer, Maris piper, Rooster, Cara, Desiree, Rocket and lots more

I go to the Hampshire potato day

Been and fed the birds today they are a hungry lot 

Yvie I got lots of catalogues though the door I have been looking at the Sarah Raven one

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:38

Here are my sweet peas today they moved into my coldframe that I finally finished making

They are getting a few more leaves now

David Q when do I pinch out the tops?   is it after 3 or 4 sets of leaves or a certain height


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:29

Hello all Coldframe now outside and lots of pics for you

Here is how it looked to start with well it took two pallets to make this

This was back in March one of the first few pallets that I started to take apart, this is all the planks of wood from it

I just got side tracked and started on the pallet potting table a strawberry planter and a bench and some other bits

Then it was time to start the coldframe, this is a pic of the back and front that I had put together, I pinched the thick planks from another pallet that I took apart   - 5 boards high for the back panel and 3 boards high for the front

Made some of it outside and some indoors

This pic shows the main part of the coldframe put together, was tricky sawing the slopping bits of wood - hard for the saw to go a different way to what it does normally and to keep the plank still

I attached the lid with two hinges on the back and the two handles to open it. Gave it a bit of paint Cuprinol country cream on inside and smelly clear ish Sadolin paint on the outside so I could keep the wood effect of the pallet look 

Here it is now outside in its place next to the plastic greenhouse, raspberry canes in the pots and peach tree behind

The lid is a thick bit of Perspex that I had,  brought the bits of wood around the lid, with help got a slot cut along the wood with a router - I had a go very powerful machine which then the Perspex could be put into

I had to make the coldframe around the size of the lid

Bit of ventilation using the two bits of sawn off wood

Here is the inside - I painted it country cream hope it will bounce light around my seedlings, filled with two bags of horticultural sand

This is the coldframe today I have put in my sweet pea seedlings in and I am trying to store my dahlia tubers so they are in the crate


Fruitcake is the run big enough for the chickens you will be getting?

Have you all been planning what you will be growing this year?

When is it you start seed sowing?  who is one that sows direct and who sows in trays/pots?

I mainly sow in trays but if I get the allotment want to sow direct more

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