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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

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:43

When I got it was about 20cm wide and 20cm high was from Hillers, think in a 2ltr pot

I like the foliage nice fan shape leaves and nice and soft compared to the spikey leave on the other one

That is a shame Chicky think we got that plant near about the same time as each other  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:25

I have it Verdun got it last year not flowered yet in the garden but was when I got it, it has been growing nicely it is now about 50cm wide and 40cm high in the front garden in ish sheltered area doing nicely the big Mahonia (spikey one) above is flowering now smells really great

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 20:09

GWRS here is a link

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:53

It is more like the bake off show but I knew that from last time - more tricky this time only 9 gardeners 1 to each plot last years one had a pair to the plot

Fruitcake that would be a good allotment show reality on tv I watch Sean on youtube for that and others only place to find it - think they try videos that show the allotment styles 

me not so keen on the cooking bit and her and I would not know where to start but guess they do research before

Iike the part where they go back to when they started there growing of plants each time 

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