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Greenhouse heating

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:43

I use an electric heater, set on 'frost setting'. Just kicks in when necessary and doesn't cost the earth. If you don't have an electricity supply make sure someone qualified does it for you. Water and electricity do not mix. Paraffin and gas really do cause their own problems as said above. Good luck.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 00:54

Your email is accessible from any computer as is your access to this forum!

Lawn damage

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:47

I posted back in the spring about the larvae coming up onto the patio in the very wet spring... I think it was Verdun who responded suggesting the nematodes. The grass was bare and wet where they had been....Being me I never got round to getting the nematodes and I have to say the grass has grown back completely. I just gave it a couple of liquid feeds back in the spring, early summer. So whilst I am sure the nematodes will eradicate the problem and I don't know what is in store this winter/spring, the grass can recover...I say grass as I could never call mine a lawn! i

Hi, I want to grow some veg, I have a small list & need advise on when to plant

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:43

Agree with all of the above, the Garden Centres have potatoes you can grow for Xmas atm, I would assume they need some protection from frost though.. You can overwinter Chiilies too if you have a greenhouse. Good luck

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:29

Glad to see you back Frank and well on the road to recovery. Your garden will aid your recovery and how lovely that your family have kept it all going whilst you were away. Onwards and upwards as they say. I am more of a lurker these days, but t'other Nickie has kept me posted!

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:22

I inherited a monster! No neighbours  to worry about, but seems to me these plants should carry a Government Health Warning!!  I cut it all back and have used weed killer (something I don't do lightly!) It took several applications as the regrowth appeared, but I am almost there. If the roots do appear  under the fence of your property, dig them out asap. Cut back anything above ground that comes over your side.... Why can't all neighbours be nice? Good luck to you.

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:47

I know there is no pic yet, but it could be Sarcococca?

horsetail weed

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

I have seen Horsetail growing through tarmac! It is a nasty, but I had an allotment that had loads (didn't know as I took the plot in winter) - when I dug I pulled as much root as possible and a fellow allotmenteer said ' never let it see Monday'...  as suggested I hoed and pulled regularly, never completely got rid of it but had some amazing crops from the plot.

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:29

Not near me, so not the GC I was thinking of.   Sorry I can't be of more help, still think it could be some sort of Juniper, but really not sure. I do hope you find out what they are. Good luck.


Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:18

I must admit my first thought was Thuja... the GC you mention is that in G/O ? Not sure where you are but we have a centre nearby that did show at Chelsea a few years ago... Have you asked at the GC or have you just looked for something similar?

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