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Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:39

I am not yet sure if I want a new greenhouse or a lean-to but does anyone know of an easy to erect greenhouse which is  not way too expensive?  We erected our old one 20 years ago and it was a bit fiddly. I really only want it to start off seeds and also to grow tomatoes. I never had enough success with other veg to bother  growing them again. Any help would be appreciated.

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:07

Great . Thanks all for your information. Will try the Marguerite cuttings today.  Look forward to a better show next year (fingers crossed) Thanks again folks.

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:35

I bought plug plants of Geum, Campanula and Marguerite earlier this year. The Marguerites flowered well but the others, although the plants grew, mostly did not produce flowers. However, should I now cut all  these back? Is it only the flower stems which I do this with or the whole plant?

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:39

Yes, I can see the point of the timer.  If I am away from home, the timer is essential.

Ta.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:04

That's great.   Glad it is working out for you.I am on-line just now checking them all out - and hoping I may get a bargain somewhere!!  (but not yet). Just wondered if using a kit without a timer may be an option.I presume it would then be a constant drip to all the plants and this may prove to be too much for some of them.  Anyway, I will continue looking and make a decision soon.

Thanks again for your reply and your help.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 15:36

Have just caught up with the recent replies here.(must have been asleep!!)  Thanks to all.  The watering system kit that Andythescientist sent link about looks just right for me. At £45, I think that is cheaper than a similar kit I saw in B &  Q recently. How are you finding it now that it will be set up and in use?  I just need to convince myself I want to part with the money for one!!

 

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 16:29

Thanks for your comments AND ESPECIALLY  the link for the chart - that is exactly what I have been looking for to help me.  Many thanks again.  I will now go and have a look at my seed packets and decide when to sow. 

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:53

It is mainly veg seeds I am planning to sow, and sweet peas.  I know that I need to wait until after the frost to sow/plant outdoors but just wondered if there were some other guidelines. I usually feel that I sow my seeds a bit late to make sure I am not too early and then of course I can run out of time for them to grow before the cold wet days start again. I do start them off in a propagator in the greenhouse but do  not heat the greenhouse now. I harden off in a coldframe gradually until I feel it is time to plant out. I suppose if I don't sow them on the first suggested date (on the packet) and then use common sense, I shouldn't go too far wrong.

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:25

Hi, living in Renfrewshire, Scotland (near Glasgow), when would be the best time to sow seeds inside and outside.  By this I mean, if the packet says sow outdoors in March-April or indoors in January - March, how much later than these months should I sow them here?  I was always led to believe that the times on the packets were for sowing down south where the temperature is normally a bit higher.

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:50

Thanks all for your help.  Will think it all over .  Will cut back snapdragons and get a second year out of them and leave gerbera to see if they come back next year.

 

Ta.

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