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Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 14:37

@figrat.. yeah if you only have a small amount of plants to protect then doing half is better.. in otehr half were stuff that were as tough as nuts.. so didnt bother. i made sure i could open the window to aireate on warm days and kept condensation down along with the lift up doors.. i also put it on the shelves to help insulate that way.. give anything a go to see if it works me

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 14:34

today started off sunny but chilly.. warmed up about 10am and is now glorious blue skies with clouds and warm.. back from day out and just off in the garden. cuttngs to take. and cuting back to do.


Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 08:04

i did mine last year with bubble wrap..bought a big roll on line very cheap.. and cut it to the right lengths.. i held it in place with shading twist clips.. as used for aluminium greenhouses.. which mine is.. was easy to do.. didnt take long.. thou i only did half mine as large.. just sat all plants on one side... with window... and covered it and then made lift up door panels from teh top ridge down to teh floor weighted down.. it kept it very cosy.. and if it had been damp or bit too warm.. i could just lift up few door panels to get air round..

will be doing it again this year..

Talkback: The trouble with berberis

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:01

ohmy Pam.. not good.. those look like the ones i had on my verbascum this year.... it is a good year for the bad pests i say.

Sedum Purple Emperor

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:58

mine have done that this year.. all my cuttings.. a put it down to too much rain.. as they are outide..  i cut off effected leaves etc. but still grew back the same.. i have given up.. noticed other day that some have got new shoots down the base line..

i am sure it is wet weather as they hate it..

What animal is this please?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:56

sure is..cross betwen sherlock holmes and guess who...

why don't people bother to read post before answering them.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:55

@donutsmrs.. only if they are solid gems

Talkback: The trouble with berberis

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:23

i have ahd them to this year.. loads of  them.. i had to look up what they were.. leaves are stripped to just stalks..  i just removed the ones i could see and spread on the path.. didnt stay there for long i can tell ya.

which veg garden planning methods do you use?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:08

i am  Jean.. i am just not seeing it or smellin it.. i have not got my head on right today.

What a great series!

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:05

i love hte show.. and yes at times in bit slow.. but that is when it is about something i do not grow or have etc.. i do wish it ws on for an hour.. it really needs more time..then we can get to see more gardening tips.

it is vrey good to see that his crops have failed or not gone as good as normal this year.. just like everyone elses.. makes me feel that it is not my fault afterall

Nigel is great.. thou he does get lot of camera time.. and i am still waiting to see how Carol's astrantia seeds did.. i planted mine when she did.. and wish to know if hers germinated or not..

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CAn anyone name this plant for me please

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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Talkback: Cockchafers

we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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