lizmac


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Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:26

That's a very good point - we did have a very dull and wet summer a few years back and I thought about that then

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 14:26

Thanks ++ Guernsey Donkey2,  Good idea - charity shops usually have loads of these as well.

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:28

Thanks everyone - some good ideas here

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 22:03

Thanks Pete8 - will try that

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:08

Thanks for replies:  Trouble is we will be moving in the next year and don't know if we will have a greenhouse so looking for cheap option!


Where did you purchase your netting - have never used it.

Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 14:35

Greenhouse Shading materials and paint is quite expensive.


A neighbour told me he used to use a very weak white emulsion solution and said it was as good as the 'stuff sold in shops'.


Has anyone used this and can you recommend it?

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:35

Its under a Spiraea  which I have just pruned.  But I think you may have found the answer - the next door garden has a Rhus/sumach tree right near my fence and I think the roots may have grown underneath - the leaf is certainly similar.  At least its not Japanese Knotweed!!


I get all sorts of things coming from under the fence as these neighbours moved in 3 years ago and have not touched this long bed next to my fence - however they keep their patio and bbq area immaculate!!

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:58

I don't thnk an oriental poppy has such long and strong layering woody roots - you can just see them in the bottom picture spreading out to the left.

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:36


Just found a really weird plant under a bush.  Its got really long stems and pale green ferny shaped leaves.  The roots are spreading wide and go really deep.  Is it a weed you know??


I will attempt to attach a photol

Last edited: 25 August 2016 12:38:11

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:30

I use the vine weevil nematodes very successfully.  I get them from Green Gardener on Amazon as they send you a packet for warming weather in Spring and for over wintering in Autumn.  I do ALL my pots - you only need a little slurp in each pot but water before and keep watered for a while.  I have had hardly any vine weevil damage since using.

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Greenhouse Shading Alternatives

Can you use weak emulsion paint? 
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Anyone know what this weed is?

 
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Anyone know what this weed is?

 
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Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

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Can you recommend a Telescopic Hedge Cutter

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Is My Compost Safe to Use

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Have they found a Cure for Busy Lizzies's Yet?

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Does Anyone Recognize this Plant?

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Dwarf Dahlias

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Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

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Clematis Armandii

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