Latest posts by Lucy3

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 11:08
Aww thankyou, that's really kind. It is so disturbing knowing they have been in my space but my main worry is are they going to come back. They may have seen all the power tools etc in the other shed and gardening equipment & golf clubs etc.its cost a fortune that I couldn't really afford for Extra locks, alarms etc. I just hope it does the trick. I am so disgusted with the people that can do things like this.i am disabled due to bad back and a little bit of gardening is all I can manage and they have spoilt thus for me.i won't give in though. Thanks again for your kind words. Xx

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 17:30
That's crazy!! Anyway Padlock on and alarm fitted so feel a lot better now - enjoy your weekend xx

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 09:39
Thankyou so much for all your comments and advice. We have had the shed licked but are going for an alarm today ....... And more seeds so that I can start sowing again this week ...... Fingers crossed they don't come back xxxx

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 09:51


I have woken up this morning to find my potting shed vandalised and items stolen - I have phoned my insurers who say only £250 is covered in my garden - I am so upset......all my perennial seedlings sown last week are all over the floor, they have stolen tools,compost,plants,radio and my gardeners world and amateur gardening magazines and worst of all my 'life in a cottage garden' book by Carol Klein - I used to read this when having a break from potting in my shed and was a great way to relax - how can they do this???? I thought burglars wanted tv's, game consoles,cash etc............

Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 09:42

Hi, I have just planted some some flower seeds in these cartons - my mum visited yesterday and advised I could do this as she has also used them so I will see how they go...........good luck

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 09:39

Hi 80smaniac, Yes, I am a novice gardener and just starting out and think the plants we receive for £4.90 are great. I have sent for quite a lot of them over the past year or so and when I have looked at how much I'm saving versus the garden centre its amazing....I mainly send for the bulbs, perennials and I am really pleased with what I have been sent. They have all been in great condition when received and are doing well in the garden as I am writing this....................have a nice day

Novice Gardener needs help

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 09:18

Hi, Thank you so much for all your advice.

My side garden is going to be more of a gravel bed with my potting shed, composter and water butt with a little seating area and a couple of raised beds. I like the idea of checking the soil so will get a testing kit this weekend and let you know what we have, I know the guy that lived here always applied horse maure to this part of the garden as he used it for vegetable growing so could be lovely soil under all the rubbish that is there already.Is there a chart or a guide somewhere on the web which tells you what are acid loving plants and which aren't - could be useful.Can we upload pictures on here so I can put 'before' and 'after' pictures for everyone to see?

I like the idea of putting the plants in and then putting bulbs in to come up in between - will try this. I will also have a look at whats on offer this weekend at the garden centre. There are so many gorgeous plants I want them all - heeheehee - wish me luck xx

Plastic bags for seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 09:00

Thank you so much to all of you...................being a relatively new gardener I thought I would try and do it 'by the book' - when ever I have seen pictures of gardeners putting trays/pots etc in plastic bags they have always been clear ones but I know better.................I have a large roll of opaque blue freezer bags and can get on with my potting today in the confidence that my seeds will germinate...............I am also going to the supermarket tomorrow for the weekly shop..dare I say ASDA............and wiill be keeping a furtive eye out for all the surplus packaging products you have mentioned....................I am also new on here and this was one of my first posts and am astounded at all the help I have received.thank you so much...although you know this is going to now lead to morre questions for you alll being as you are all so knowledgeable gardeners...........Hope to tallk to you al again soon, wish me luck with the freezer bags............

Plastic bags for seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 10:53

Help.............I plan to sow my last summer perennials this week and all the advice says if you haven't got a propogator put the trays in sealed plastic bags..I can only find opaque blue sandwich/freezer bags that are large enough to hold some of my seed they have to be clear or are are the blue ones ok? if I need clear ones where do you get them from that are large enough to hold the seed trays and also  large enough to be able to tie them?....thank you

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 14:15

I also wish you would all move onto my street to save me from making silly mistakes

I bought seed compost though for my seeds so not that bad Mophead!! I bought water retaining gel and forgot to put it in my pots - how mad is that!

Anyway please can someone tell me whet the different numbers are on john winnes compost -are they for specific things?

Thankyou, and feel free to move in down the road whenever........two houses going at the mo!!!

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