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Potting shed ideas

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 19:44

Its all I have, although I think I will have a cold frame in a short time!  It is 6ft x 8ft, and isn't too obvious, although I do of course intend to have things growing on the bench in the window. I have a solar shed light which I am fitting tomorrow, have seen one and its bright, but can't really use it to extend the day.  I tend to propagate in the spare room which has a sunny windowsill.  I have very good intentions of keeping it tidy, am in the process of organising all my tools on a board with shadow cut outs (a shadow cabinet?!) As it is the first time I have ever started from scratch with a shed, let alone a potting shed, I am full of resolve.  I am in Edinburgh, so its good to be able to extend the season a little and I may have some sort of heating for cold nights.  I already have sweet peas,which I have germinated inside, but there is a lot more bench to fill, may do some winter salad of some sort.  I had a huge polytunnel where I lived before, so I am really adapting to that.  I imagine it will really come into its own in the spring, but just thought I'd ask for some ideas.

 

Potting shed ideas

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:31

I am getting a new classic potting shed (slanting glass on front, back against the south east wall of the house) tomorrow and want advice on how best to use it.  I will be growing some veg (mainly herbs and salads really), but my main interest is flowers, sowing my own and taking cuttings.  How best to use the shed, all year round to maximise its use.  Can't wait to have it, and have some ideas already, but need more,

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:22

Thanks both, Daphne is a really good idea, and I already have a choisya to go in the spot.

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:23

There is a katsura here in the botanical gardens, but I think it might be a bit big for what I want.  Lovely tree though, haven't smelt it yet!

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:01

Thanks Bekkie, cornus good, don't know if there is enough space!  I like Callicarpa, but I think its too far north, doesn't seem to do here - ok when you buy it but never see berries again!

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:51

Thank you hogweed.  Pittosporum is a brilliant idea, had completely forgotten it and it would be perfect.  And I already have a choisya to put there, so we are obviously on the same wavelength.  Thanks

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:15

I am looking for all year round interest shrubs, or very small trees that will eventually grow to about 2 metres high 

It is a sunny bed, in Edinburgh, and a bit windy.  

Any ideas out there?

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:11

Definitely an acer grisium, although it isn't as full as yours, gone up instead of out, could be because it is a bit surrounded by tall hedge and building and must be growing up towards light.  Also I am not very good at estimating distances!

 

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:11

Just went and took a photo and can't upload it.....grr.  But I now find that its maybe 18 years old, about 10ft high.  The trunk and one main branch are less 'peely' but two other branches look exactly as they should.  I have removed an old tie which was too tight, but doesn't seem to have damaged it so just in time.  The other tree which is the same age is about 30 feet high, in a much better place.  So, if anyone knows if new growth will look very different (more vigorous) I would be grateful to know. Thanks for existing replies.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:14

Good point!

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Potting shed ideas

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