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Latest posts by Ivyhouse

Greenhouse glazing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:56

Dear all. I have just inherited my mother in laws greenhouse. It is about 25 years old and I have to taken it down ready to transport home. My problem is that all of the glass was sealed with something which appears a cross between blue tack and putty. It is still softish so comes off easily enough. Unfortunately the aluminium frame is such that it won't take rubber strip and have trawled the net today for a solution. An idea I have seen is to use silicon sealant but surely this will be fairly permanent and would make it difficult to replace any breakages.

 

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Any help will be gratefully accepted.

Brussell Sprouts

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:50

I have had exactly the same problem. A batch of about a dozen took off in a seed tray in my unheated greenhouse. I potted them on about a month ago and the whole lot  collapsed within a week. Very disappointing.

Suitable pots

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:09

Dear all. I was thinking of re-using these rose pots for chillies in the greenhouse. Do you think they are big enough for a single plant ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

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The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:54

After a total disaster last year with bags bought from my local farm shop I'm trying some from this supplier. http://www.compost-technology.co.uk/allpurpose.html

A colleague at work always uses them and we have shared a delivery. Not cheap but hopefully the yield will be worth it. 

Geranium Lord Bute

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 02:56

Here he is, overwintered in our cool conservatory, but what do I do now ? I'm guessing I cut off all the green shoots and pot up individually with a bit of rooting compound but not sure whether to do it now or leave it for a while. Many thanks in advance.

 

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Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:57

Tracey, my advice was for your shrub roses but I didn't make that too clear. Hope I haven't confused you too much.

Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:30

I think you still have time to prune your bush rose quite hard Tracey.I usually take mine down to about 8 inches each on the strong stems, preferably to an outward facing bud. Mine are shooting like crazy and still have a few flowers from a late flourish but this will all be coming off next weekend.

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:43

I usually grow Gardeners Delight in the gh but last year I had a bumper crop from seeds that grew out of a mulch from my compost heap. I transplanted them into a different bed and they cropped far better than those inside. While I don't eat them myself my family eat them like sweets.

Replacing a rose

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:37

During some building work at home the workmen have unfortunately, by combination of scaffolding and boots, destroyed a rose from our small bed. To keep the symmetry I would like to replace it but I know perceived wisdom says not to plant a rose where there has been one previously. What is the worst that can happen if I give this a go and does anyone have first hand experience ?

Many thanks.

Mulch question

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:36

Compost it is then folks. Many thanks again for the insightful replies.

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