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Fertilizing before laying turf

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:37

I've dug and raked my lawn ready for new turf next week. My father recommended spreading some fertilizer and raking it in before the turf goes down. Do you have any recommendations?


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:18

Clarington - I have the Aldi propagator as well. I just put the trays of seeds in there with the vents closed and it works a treat. I haven't done anything else and I'm getting tons of germination going on!


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:13

Just on this, I planted some crowns this winter and I'm starting to get some nice stems. I had read that I shouldn't pick it for the first year to help it really bed itself in and strengthen but then I saw an article in the newspaper that said this is basically a bit of a myth. Would you guys harvest anything from it this year? Was thinking maybe just picking it once?


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:51

Well, I guess I can leave them in the greenhouse anyway and see what happens before I sow them again!


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:09

My friend brought me some seeds back from Spain this month and the courgette packet said to sow in February. I didn't stop and think the Spain is warmer than England in February so went and planted them in pots. Now I have numerous inch high seedlings (thanks to the propagator).

Are they even going to surive or should I bin them? I've not grown them before but should they be sown indoors in April here? I have an unheated greenhouse so guess I can try leaving them in there until it warms up!

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 15:37

She's a lovely old lady with a very nice garden so will be very competent but I don't want to inconvenience her. A few bowls of tomatoes will make her happy though. How long can tomatoes and chillies go without water?

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 15:31

First year growing in a greenhouse. I'm just growing tomatoes and chillies in growbags. Unfortunately we go away for two weeks every June which is no doubt an important time for the plants. How would you deal with watering during this time? It's not close enough to the house to install a mains operated irrigation system. I was going to buy water crystals and fill them with plenty of water before I go but do you think the plants will survive? I'm hoping my neighbour will help me out and do some watering.

Tomato 2014

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 10:20

spottedray - Isn't it too early to be sowing tomatoes now? This is my first year I'll be growing them but thought I had to wait until Feb?

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:04

My first ever Greenhouse is coming next week and I thought I'd save a bit of cash on water by connecting a waterbutt. The kits to collect the water aren't the cheapest of things so has anyone gone about it in a different way? It's a Halls 6x6 greenhouse. £17 for the kit isn't lots but it's just a piece of plastic!


Evil foxes/cats

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 11:06

Thanks guys. Will try things out. I like the idea of coming back after a night out and heading straight to the garden for a pee! They just frustrate me because I was hoping to have chickens as well but obviously that won't happen with foxes around.

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