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Latest posts by LorraineP

Greenhouse advice

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:33

I'm expecting delivery of my GH from The Greenhouse People on Monday.  I was a  little unsure of buying online but the price was so competative I bit the bullet and went for it.  I had been looking around online and locally and The Greenhouse People gave the best value for me, it was discounted.  I'm getting a Simplicity Stableford, green coated, 10' x 8', with 3 roof vents, and 2 louvre vents, and toughened glass for £1038 including delivery to south Cumbria (at the end of a 40 Mile cul-de-sac).  I have been happy with their communications and hopefully their service when its delivered.  It could be worth keeping an eye on their site as offers vary and are time limited.  


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:01

I was thinking same as you BL, I remember that one.



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:26

 I 'caught that thread' Phillippa and had to re-read it to make sure I hadnt misunderstood it.  Like everyone else, have know idea what Buddyboy was on about.  I get the impression too its not the first time.  Well he did say it was his last post . . . . or did he say that the previous  time?

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 22:25

Dove & BB2, are you sharing Alan4711's wine?  


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:04

I'll give mine a serious talking too and threaten it with the shears!  It may be happier now it has better soil to sit in - here's hoping.

Onion advice

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

Thanks Fidgetbones, I'm thinking of ditching all the onions I have as RHS website advises disposing of any with fungus.  Not all the ones I have are affected, but its probs only a matter of time.  They're poor specimens.     I know I was late getting started with them, too much enthusiasm not enough thought. 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:08

Beautiful, Anthony.  I have had a pink peony for 3 or 4 years now and it has only produce 1 solitary flower, a couple of years ago.  I'm giving it a reprieve from being hoyed out as I had to dig it out and replant recently due renovating the border it resides in, and I'm told they don't like to be moved.  I bet you just planted yours and it flowers beautifully.   



Onion advice

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:40

Hi All

This year is my first venture into veg growing and thought onions would be fairly straight forward for a novice. They are a bag of Red Baron from a discount shop.   I started them off in pots but when planting out have noticed a lot are soft, some with what I think is mildew and 3 had a flower bud, which I broke off.  I have put in the best of the bunch, but to be honest I'm not expecting a lot from them.   Am I wasting my time with them?  Would I be better sowing seeds next time? Some advice would be appreciated.  


Feeding Bees

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:11

I've done this too,  either placed some honey by the bee or if I'm out and about placed flower heads around it. 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:25

Thanks Blair's, I intend to take cutting this year and when I'm sure I have a 'succession plan' I will experiment!  Mine probs not doing too well as I think it needs repotting or possibly putting in the ground.  Will certainly be giving it more attention now I have seen their potential.

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