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Latest posts by John mcleod

Greenhouse base

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:05
Thanks everyone for your help! Going to order my supplies and make a start as soon as it stops raining!

Greenhouse base

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:59
I have purchased myself a greenhouse (excited!) now thinking about what to lay it on. Should lay slabs and fix the greenhouse to this and have the slabs create a floor in the greenhouse. It should I create a base using blocks and fix the base to this and use gravel as the floor of the greenhouse. ?

Wood based cat litter

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:03
I have an indoor/outdoor cat. She uses a litter tray and I use to wood based cat litter that is a natural product. Can I use this for anything in the garden, I am also going to start composting. Could it be used in this.

Greenhouse help

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 10:09
Thanks for all your feedback! Hostafan I think I will give your greenhouse a miss thanks!! I do hope the insurance company covers the cost of it

Greenhouse help

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:34
Hi guys I am looking to buy my first greenhouse. The spot I have is not in full sun all day. Would be a small greenhouse. 6ft by 4ft perhaps. Does anyone have recommendations about good places to order from and also what's best, brick base or a wooden frame with greenhouse screwed onto this??

Mulch or top soil ??

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:14

Thanks for your reply guys. Plants done well this year but want better next year!

Mulch or top soil ??

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:23

I am looking for some advice. I am wanting to improve my soil for next year. I live in a new build property and the soil is not great. I am growing mostly perenials with some annuals. What is best to add to improve the soil as some areas the soil is full of builders sand and does not retain moisture. Should I mulch my borders or add to top soil. also where is the best place to buy from?

Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:28

I am also having the exact same problem! Not a great year for my sweet peas compared to last year 

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 18:25

I  grew sweet peas from seed this year. Not sure of the variety but they are a dark purple. The problem is I am not getting as many flowers as the mixed coloured ones l grew last year. they are in the exact same position. Also the leaves at the bottom of the plant are turning white. They also have not even grown that high.  I water them every day during this warm weather. Anyone any suggestions how to rescue them?? I suspect it might be too late 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:43

there are a few primulas and an alpine strawberry. I am not sure of the rest sorry! Just plants I have picked up at the garden centres over a few months. When I put the pond in, i did not like it at all. It looked cheap and plasticky. But once I put a few ground cover plants that spread round the edges it looks so much better and more natural. 

Discussions started by John mcleod

Heating/Insulating Greenhouse

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Clematis Query

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Improving soil

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Tree Help

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 23:14

Honeysuckle Problem

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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Painting of fence

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:31

Morning Glory

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:04

Greenhouse base

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Wood based cat litter

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Last Post: 01/03/2014 at 12:31

Greenhouse help

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 18:14

Mulch or top soil ??

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 22:28

Problems with sweet peas

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 23:59

Cosmos problems!

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Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 09:11

Water plants for a wildlife pond

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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 23:23

Over winter non hardy fuschia

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