Latest posts by Norm2

My first effort

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:52

Nice one, what a diference the plants make, and a very nice looking lawn too.

My first effort

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 21:49

ditto,can you not upload direct to the forum.

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 21:41

Hi Gardengirl, It looks great, once the spring bulbs get going it should really start to shine, well done for getting involved and doing this. You can't beat flowers for making somewhere a pleasant place to be. The forum doesn't have a clapping smiley but if it did I would place one here.

My Garden 2012

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 22:18

Hi Lovely gardens there, well done to you both, nice to see some nice bright cheery pictures of the flowers, roll on spring,

Gardeners World TV

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:16

I was feeling the same as gardeners world always heralded the start of the weekend for me, after a week at work I settle down with a beer or two on a friday evening and relax watching it. To fill the void I 've gone on you tube and earmarked some things to get me through, so far I've found a full series of love your garden with Mr Titchmarsh and a few other similar things about 15 half hour slots so far so that should satisfy the weekly fix for a while.

Greenhouse size?

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 20:53
Paul N wrote (see)

6x4 is defintely FAR TOO SMALL, I think mine is 8x6 and THAT is too small. The bigger the better. Really, secondhand greenhouses are almost given away.

So I gather which is why I opted for an 8 x 6, no need to shout

Greenhouse size?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 22:20

Hi , firstly a massive thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to respond, It's really appreciated, having mulled it over the good news is I have managed to secure an 8 x 6 model  It's secondhand but in really good condition and I can't wait to get it. The bad news is you'll now be inundated with questions as you guide me through getting the most from it, should keep the forum busy in the coming year.

First question is should I pave the whole base or keep one side as border soil ? 

A very happy and excited Norm

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 21:27

Hi David, sorry it's me that's a bit thick, please forgive me, I know that they are fresh as my sister gave them to me having picked them from her own plant about 3 weeks ago.

I asked about true to type as I read earlier on in your responses that sweet peas can be cross pollinated and I know she had standard type sweet peas growing nearby.

Thanks for the info regarding them not being scented I didn't know that,

regards Norm



Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:12

Hi David, really enjoyed reading this thread as I really like sweet peas, have you any advice on everlasting sweet peas please ? I have some  fresh seeds which were given to me and wondered if they would come true from seed and when to plant them.

Regards Norm 

Talkback: Greenhouse fund

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 23:24

Hi look up timber merchants in your area for the wood and hardware store for the screws, hinges etc, these will be much cheaper than the big diy shops.

Problem I see is some of the timber may need to be planed to shape or rebated to match the profile of the original for it to look right and fit together well. You'll either have to do this yourself or get in a professional if it's beyond your diy capabilities which it sounds like it may be. A local joinery shop may be able to source and profile the timber for you if you take the rotted sections to them for matching. The alternative is to carefully cut out the rotted sections treat the remaining timber and patch it up letting in new timber as required, there are some excellent fillers available today which you could then apply and sand to shape once set but you would need to then paint the whole structure for it not to look unsightly. Unfortunately timber and the british climate do not go well together and constant treatment and maintence is required hence the use of cedar or hardwood in high class structures and the rise in Aluminium and UPVC products.

hope this is of some help




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