Mrs M

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Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:11

Thanks. I think an 8 x 6 or 6 x 6 will be big enough for my requirements. The last one was 8 x 6 but at that timeI grew a lot of bedding plants to sell to a local shop. I am not doing that now. Hoping to get one with polycarbonate glazing this time - I think these panels come in a complete length rather than the 2' x 2' (or whatever) that my last one with toughened glass had. That may be easier to work with too. Decisions, decisions !! My husband thinks I am worrying too much about he is going to install it. He said he will manage fine !! (time will tell ).

Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:13

Thanks for your replies.  I had plastic covered "greenhouse" / "frame" before but while they were fine for hardening off plants, that is not what I want now. I am looking for a sturdy structure. I would prefer one that I could walk into as I do enjoy spending time pottering about there. I would pay up to about £400 but don't feel I want to pay any more. Just really wondered if anyone knows of a brand which may be fairly easy to construct. Thanks


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.


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.

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