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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:52
Tracey5 wrote (see)
I have bought a few plants for GW mag and just paid for P&P. I've planted a load of tulip bulbs in big pots with my tree lilies that I have split and repotted, at the moment I am very nervous in case I have killed them as there is no sign of anything coming up yet!!!

I think my husband may ban me from this forum before long as it may cost him too much!!!!!!


Tracey, non gardeners soon realise the benefit of spending on plants, a happy faced gardener  Also time spent on forum means no time to delegate jobs for OH

Gravel on the greenhouse floor??

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:45

Clueless, I might be too late, you might have gone to B & Q.

Just wondered if you knew someone 60+ who has a 10% discount card for Wednesday's ? So you'd get your stuff a bit cheaper.

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:42

I found that the first 3 bags of Verve weren't good ( bought all at the same time) no nails but some lumps. When I bought some more, cost based, for tipping on garden that lot was much bettter.

Had it not been for people finding objects in the compost I would have wondered if it was anything to do with buying old stock, as I did buy early and the bags were faded.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:12

Gravel on the greenhouse floor??

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:10

I think the cumbers would cook

Think maybe a good idea to start a new thread about partition, others must have done it and can advise.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:07

Morning Verdun, agree about the little boy, just doesn't seem possible for a parent to do that, or it shouldn't be.

Enjoy your sewing  


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:03

Hi Chicky & Lily, hope it stays dry for you both, have fun.

Still grey and damp here.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 08:04

Good Morning all.

It rained that heavily in the night that it woke me, and that takes some doing. Currently not raining.

How bad is it that all I can think to talk about is the blinking rain?

Off to get more tea.


Gravel on the greenhouse floor??

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 07:58

Clueless do you mean to put plastic on top of the soil and then lay flags? Or flags with plastic on?

I think the first would suppress any weeds etc. and would retain any water that drains from the pots and flags.

For cucumbers that would be good as they like humidity but not having their feet constantly wet. So I don't think 2nd option a good idea.

However if you grow tomatoes I believe they don't like the humidity, I only cause that when I damp down the floor to reduce temperature in hot conditions.

I am lucky that I have 2 GH's both standing on flags. I grow cucumbers on their own. Don't use growbags I put them in big buckets, I put  drip trays of water in the GH each day, and mist the air. Also shade them as I find they don't like direct sun. Others might disagree with my method but I always get good cucumbers.

I've only grown toms & cucumbers together once and neither did all that well. Could have been the weather or many things.

Having typed all the above, I wonder if you meant to use plastic to partition part of GH to try and keep conditions different in each half ??    If so I'm not sure how effective it would be.

Hope others saw the Monty programme and can help you more.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 07:34

Lily they are two glamorous ladies. I think the pics have come out fine.

Higgy your maths sound as good as mine  Hope you find some treasures in parent's photo stash. Your Grandparent's letters have reminded me that I have a card that my Grandfather sent his soon to be wife, during WW1, I wonder if post mark will scan well enough? I'll see. 

Ann I should have attended the class with you.

David thanks for thinking about me & my little camera.

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