Latest posts by Netherfield

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 07:08

Do a Google for Hartley, good quality.

Dad's had one for 50 years and still going strong.


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 06:59

 No matter how big the shed, it will always be full of something.

Potatoes in bags

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 18:36

I've planted 20 'Sharpes Express' and 20 ' Charlotte'  this afternoon, in tubs and they will stay in the mouth of the garage until it warms up a little.

The others will have to wait until the soil warms somewhat.

Securing a greenhouse structure..

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 08:05

Yes you could lift it up, but it would make a trip hazard having to step over the the bottom rail where the door is. 

The base also needs to be perfectly level or it will pull the frame out of shape and make it hard to fit the glass.

to plant or not

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 14:11

Most of the seed potatoes in this country will have come from Scotland, stored from last year in a controlled environment,cool and dark with plenty of air.

Seed potatoes can only be grown on land certified free from potato cyst nematode and which have not had a potato crop for several years.

Garden/Allotment grown potatoes carry more spores of bacterial and fungal pests.

The repeated saving of the previous years crop is said to be one of the causes of the Irish potato famine.



Posted: 24/03/2013 at 14:36



 Waxwings which descended on us Dec 2004, the first picture shows about a quarter of the flock, the local paper had reports of up to 400 in some areas of the town.


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 14:14



 From January 2012.  Managed to get in over the wall from  neighbour above,then couldn't get out again because the whole place is fenced to keep the dogs in.  Eventually dug it's way out under a fence at the back, amazing how much mess it made, there was 2 wheelbarrows full subsoil piled on top of the lawn.

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 16:02

The PM sows seeds of doubt in my mind.

Good Morning - 21 March

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 17:51

Hello Rhoda, long no see,get well soon and keep you chin up.

Obs, I've suffered for around 10 years on and off, but the last 2 years have been the worst, it sometimes feels like my hip joint is seizing up, although an X ray says not.

Bunny, it does seem to be the cold and wet weather that brings it on, although the doctor tells me there is no medical reason why it should.

By hand or machine?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:11

One garden expert has suggested that a small dose of Lime would help a lot of lawns, after all the rain we have had the lime content could be low, and that locks up other nutrients.

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