Latest posts by LorraineP

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.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 22:03

Mmm ..... not sure I looking for extra work - rather be gardening (I'd even include cutting the grass/hedge in perference to extra greenhouse maintenance).  Think it could be aluminium after all.  Thanks for your reply figrat.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:25

Thanks Booketoo, I also like the wood frame greenhouses better.  Would be my choice but will depend on price.  Do they require more maintenance an aluminum frame?

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:05

Thanks everyone for your replies much appreciated.  It's given me plenty of insight for my greenhouse planning, and probably more questions.  Will likely post my plan/ideas when I've had a ponder, and hopefully some of you helpful peeps could  tell me if I'm on the right lines.  Thanks again.


Discussions started by LorraineP

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Onion advice

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Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
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MPC & Growbags

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Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
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Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
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Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
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Advice on growing Raspberries

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Advice on garden improvements

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