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Latest posts by LorraineP

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 12:04

Nodlisab, I have had a similar experience with seeds.  I'm a novice with seeds and was putting my poor results down to my lack of knowledge/experience, but maybe the B&Q compost I'm using is part of the reason.  I agree with you it is poor, and it dries out so quickly. 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:36

Well I improved my map skill this morning, TT, by learning how to change the balloon - the new found knowledge has gone to my head !   Best leave this alone now and get on with what I'm supposed to be doing.  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:27

Morning GG, you need to be registered on Google and signed in to edit the map.  I could put you on if you like.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:33

Done it for you Bev - Just worked out how to do it so I'm 'trigger happy'  

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:43

Thanks Ann & Adam for your posts - always helpful to hear other people's experiences. Thanks 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 22:31

Rain this morning which (for a change) wasn't forecast, dried up by lunchtime and some sunshine this afternoon, but still too bloomin' cold for May.  I am beginning to wonder if I will even get to plant out  this year.   We've had a couple of warmer days but by no means settled yet.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 22:15

Thanks for your post, Andy,  Very helpful.  I was thinking of getting same size GH as yours and it sounds as though it will be more than adequate, judging by what you use yours for.  

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 17:58

I'm leaving mine as they are.  Chopped them last year and the flower heads were smaller.  Lots of them but smaller.  I prefer them left to there own devices.  I just divide them every couple of years so they dont fall over.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 17:53

I had wondered whether doorway threshold may vary, will definitely include this in my planning.  I know how annoying this can be with UPVC doors.  One of the reasons I don't like them.  Toughened safety glass is also a must have.

My OH is not at all practical so a shed just won't be at all tempting.  Will have to get him doing some useful digging in order to earn a rest on my greenhouse seat. 


Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 11:14

Bookertoo,  talking of 'boltholes', Salino mentioned earlier about having somewhere to sit down in a GH. I visualised myself in my GH with a refreshing cuppa between tending my plants.  OH likes this idea so now I have to also visualise him in there too with his cuppa and a newspaper!  We may have to take turn to sit down.

Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 18:55

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 17:13

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
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Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 612
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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