Latest posts by little-ann

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:13

i agree with Fairy you dont have to prove anything David You gave advice about sweet peas for many years on the bbc forum


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:08

i have always used sand but i have just looked at the instruction booklet and it says nothing about this and it didnt come with capillery matting so how i came to do this i cant remember so this is my method and im sure ther will be somebody else with a differant one very soon

i put dry sand in the bottom and turn it on the day before i want to use it so that its all ready warmed through, i water my seed trays from the bottom after sowing the seeds and dont water again the condensation will wet the sand, when the seeds have germinated i take them out and put them in the green house with a clear lid for a day or two and then uncover them during the day untill i think they are hardened enough to not need a cover, i hope this makes sense 


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:24

i think the idea of sand is to create an even distrbution of bottom heat and also the sand takes up the condensation and keeps the air round the cuttings and seeds moist, i have never used mine without sand do you get a pool of water in the bottom ?


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:58

i have a stewart and have sand on the base mine is supposed to be temp controled but didnt seem to be working so i put a thermomator in and it was 3 deg out so i have to set it accordingly it might be worth checking what temp yous gets to  

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 11:52






I have bookmarked the link David some fantastic shots, one or two more from Biddulph




Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:55

great to see all your gardens all so differant but lovely and a great inspiration just a quick snap of the bulb planters




Anyone dismantled a greenhouse? Easy or not?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 13:35

Way to go Busy good luck on Tuesday

Anyone dismantled a greenhouse? Easy or not?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:51

hope you get it busy. when i needed to move my old greenhouse OH took out the glass and we just picked it up and carried it   

......the good guys

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:25  one the good guys for me 

bulbs, corms, tubers etc

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 09:36

hi david no classes for 2 weeks because of half term and holidays back next Wed then on Sat a field trip to Kirby Lonsdale lots of interesting old buildings there and the river and famous devils bridge of course.

the suns shining so outside for me now

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