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Latest posts by Lilylouise

Big blobs of clear jelly!

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 19:10

Sorry KG I only put the link on because I remember someone asking about jelly blobs somewhere else  Some of the fungus does look like grapes

Pam x

Garden Gallery

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:04

 Beautiful photos again Wintersong

I took a few photos today - foliage for a change

I bought 2 new grasses today!

Pam x

Garden Gallery

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:20

Yuk! I hope you managed to squish all those little red devils Gary

Beautiful photos Lorea

Pam x

Greenhouse beginner

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:15

You will need to shade in some form - it is amazing how hot it can get ! I have 3 greenhouses and shade each one a bit differently - I use Coolglass which is painted on like Geoff says. My pot plant greenhouse is shaded all over,my veggie greenhouse is just shaded at the end where I grow cucumbers and my other greenhouse is shaded on the roof and one side.I am retired so can visit them often!

I am really worried that your greenhouse won't get any attention during the week - what exactly would you like to grow? Maybe I can help to sort you out a plan of action

Pam x

Greenhouse beginner

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 04:58

Ideally you will need to visit your greenhouse for a few minutes each day in Summer - to open  the door and windows for good air circulation and to bring the temperature down as a greenhouse can get VERY hot ! I wet the path down with water in the mornings on very warm days as this also helps keep the temperature down and deters red spider mite which can be a problem in hot dry conditions.I have invested in a Max/Min thermometer which tells me the lowest and highest temperature in the greenhouse. As Geoff says the trays with matting would be good for potted plants with a good root system and will also help with the humidity. I feel like I have given you a lecture - sorry- It is just that I am a very keen greenhouse gardener

Pam x

My pot plant greenhouse last Summer

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 17:45


May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 17:41

Everyone has been busy  Lovely pics Inka - is that a huge slug in photo no.4

I watered the greenhouses this morning,planted up a couple of pots and a wall basket and sowed my Basils - Genovese,Cinnamon,Leaf Lettuce,Bush,Red,Purple Ruffles,Lemon and Fine Verde- I love Basils

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 15:55

About 20 years ago I had a breakdown and didn't leave the house for a few months -  I suffered anxiety attacks and agoraphobia. When I was feeling a little better my friend asked me if I would go with her to study for the Flower Arranging City and Guilds which was a 3 year course.I said yes and never regretted it.My confidence gradually came back and I eventually got a job in a garden centre which I loved and stayed for 15 years until I retired. I also studied for the RHS general exam which was paid for by my employers.Plants,flowers and everything associated with them were my salvation so I know just what you mean.I still have bad days occasionally. I am so pleased you are feeling well now - gardening should be available on prescription

Pam x

what should i do

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 09:03


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