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Latest posts by GWRS

Too early to chit?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 22:43

I have just put my potatoes out for chitting , in egg boxes that we'd have been savings but trays would do , on the floor of our conservatory which is north facing so does not get to hot but is frost free , I put them all out earlies / mains 

better if you can chit your mains

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 22:04

Last year I bought a couple of trays that fit on the window sill and they worked brilliantly 

I will be planting broad beans and a few other items next month in an unheated greenhouse

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:56

The best type of greenhouse is the one you can afford , new or second hand 

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:53

My only tip is that you may need to check drainage over the next year and may need to put in a drain or soak away

best of luck 

Greenhouse base

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:35

my first Greenhouse at home was new and fixed it to brick base

second one was secound hand at my allotment and I fixed to a wooden posts , however , in both cases I put a membrane down , covered with gravel and slabs down the middle

Fig trees

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:58

The cubes are made of plastic , within a metal cage

Your idea is worth thinking about , many thanks for the suggestion 

Fig trees

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:10

I also have only seen them against walls , so this is definitely an experiment

My thinking is these water cubes hold 1000 litres and last summer I noticed after a few sunny days the water was Luke warm , so I'm hoping that it will have the same effect as a wall but there is only one way to find out 

I'll keep you posted - regards


Fig trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:15

Thanks for the advice , yes it is Brown Turkey

Looking forward already to eating my figs also makes a really nice chutney which goes well with a bit of mature cheddar 

Fig trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:29

Hello everybody , last year I asked advice about Fig trees , well yesterday I bought one , I intend to plant it on my allotment , south facing against a water cube , with wind break netting , I have got some slabs to line the planting hole

Any more advice would be appreciated ?


Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:34

I am thinking of getting a Parfin heater for my 8 x 6 greenhouse , so anybody got any advice?

Also I wondered about electric fan heater , I do not have a plug in the greenhouse so I would have to run a cable along the floor from my garage , which I'm not very keen on

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Fruit cages 
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New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Fig trees

Planting and care 
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Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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