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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.



Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:35

Think I wil put the osteospermums into pots in the greenhouse to give them frost protection and see what happens.

Will cut back the crysanthemums and snapdragons and will check if the gerberas are hardy or not.

Thanks folks.


Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:31

I bought plug plants earlier in the year of Chrysanthemums, Snapdragon, Gerbera Osteospermum and Dahlia.  I have lifted the Dahlias and put the tubers in the greenhouse to dry out. Not quite sure what to do with the other plants. I think I should cut back the snapdragons to a few inches above the ground but not sure. Any help would be appreciated. ( The gerbera never flowered and in fact hardly grew at all although they are still living. )


Greenhouse watering

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 12:15

Thanks - never thought of using gravel. Will give it a try.

Thanks for your response.



Greenhouse watering

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:11

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive automatic greenhouse watering system?  I have a 6' x 8' greenhouse at the moment, although may buy a slightly bigger one later, and am often away from home for a few days at a time - apart from my two weeks annual holiday.  I can have 4 grow bags, a few seed trays and one or two plants in the greenhouse at varying times - sometimes all at the one time.  I have an outside water tap but the greenhouse is at the opposite end of the garden from this at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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