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Hedge Ideas

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:28

If you want a traditional type hedge Copper Beech would blend in well with the surroundings, not the fastest growing hedge available, but from the posting privacy isn't an issue and patience will be rewarded by lovely foliage.

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:20

I have now managed to calm down, hopefully this was a one in many million chances that this can happen. I have always been very careful about laeving anything combustible in the sun or near heat sources. My father was an industrial chemist, so analyzing possibilities of what happened is second nature to me. Even though the sun is low at that time of morning it would have been shining on the greenhouse for at least three hours before the fire started, nothing glass or reflecting into the greenhouse... perhaps i'm just unlucky.

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 17:25

I have given all the facts that i have in the previous posts, People can now make up their own minds about this. I do not need to be judged, especially by people who do not know me or i them.


Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:56

Yes, the idea was to get attention to the discussion. perhaps someone will be able to give a scientific reason for this happening to compost?

I live in a semi rural area and we don't have a problem with arson here.

I will go away and reflect on the loss of my greenhouse by mysterious forces. as it is quite clear forum users think i am a liar or an alarmist. NO!

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:44

Palaisglide in answer to your message:-

The compost was bought from a DIY store ( no names) own brand so may have had anything in it's contents.

This was a plastic 4 tier greenhouse not a proper one! All open so air circulating freely, no electrics, no aerosols, no fertilizer etc.

 No-one can see into the garden from the road.and before anyone asks no it wasn't the neighbours that started the fire!

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:38

There possibly could be a number of reasons, this was only a suggestion,  as there doesn't seem to be a more logical answer. Yes, This can be treated as a warning to others. There are other incidences of this sort of thing happening if you look on internet searches, so it is not a one off phenomenon. Why be so harsh on me, Don't shoot the messenger!


What is this plant?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:29

looks like sorrel

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:23

No,  Why is it so impossible that a fire can happen on a sunday morning ? This was not an act of vandalism, Our garden is not accessible to anyone as it has high wall at bottom and hedges / shrubs all around. The neighbours had noticed the fire from their balcony and had found a gap in the hedge to get through. 

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:08

No, The next door neighbours used their hose to put out the fire before it did too much damage.IMy family and I had gone out and returned when our neighbours phoned to say there had been a fire!  If i'm wrong it will remain a mystery, but this is the only logical answer to what happened. It was very hot and sunny here on saturday and also yesterday.

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:58

There was nothing else in the greenhouse, only some pots of Pelegonium cuttings and the pots of compost that had dehydrated. Nothing glass or pesticides or such, The heat from the last few days concentated on the compost must have caused this fire.

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