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Greenhouse size?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 19:15

Thanks Guys, certainly some food for thought there, I shall have to give this some serious consideration. Everything I have read on the subject says to get the largest you can accomodate as space is at a premium in the spring when raising young plants, however I am not sure about utilizing the increased space in a large one for the rest of the year, which embarassingly is where my inexperience in greenhouse gardening comes in, I have gardened for a good few years now, but mostly concentrated on lawn and flowers. 

Greenhouse size?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 21:34

Hi, quick question, appreciate your thoughts please, I've been offered  a 6 foot x 4 foot greenhouse at a very reasonable price, I have the perfect spot for it, sun pretty much most of the day and very little work to do to sort out the base area. What's concerning me is would this be a practical size to use, I'm mainly thinking of raising annuals from seed and growing tomatoes in the summer. I appreciate that anything is better than nothing and I have limited experience of using a greenhouse. I'm worried that I will need more space and will regret not saving for something larger. Anyone been there and can offer some practical advice.

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 19:09

Got too ask how on earth did you manage to break the blade on a new mower?

greenhouse woes.

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 18:33

Cheers I shall pop them by the window in the garage,  

greenhouse woes.

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 18:15

Great advice Geoff / Lyn  thank you, I was debating what to do with some I have, sounds a bit scary removing most of the leaves but If that's the way to save em that's what I shall do. Do they need light whilst in storage ? or would a dark shed be ok.

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 17:58
ThePotsmith wrote (see)

we don't want to be shunned for being untidy newcomers to the street!  

 May be a bit late for that  now, if you havent cut it since july  you should be ok but it may look a bit ragged, go easy, the problem with cutting more than a third off at any one time is it shocks the grass, however as the temps are dropping the grass growth will have slowed now, best to put a mower on your xmas wish list.

Help with identifying a plant

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 20:14

I'm not certain but Invisiblus plantius would be my best guess from the info given  

Bosch AVR 1100 verticutter

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 18:10

Hi Guys & Girls, not sure if this is allowed as it may be deemed to be advertising, so mods please remove it if against forum rules.

Just wanted to post to say how pleased I am with this product, I bought mine secondhand a few weeks back, It's in like new condition with not a mark on it and was a very reasonable price,. My main intention was to use it for lawn dethatching as I do try to keep a nice lawn and hand raking and a bad back don't go hand in hand. I used it this afternoon to help pick up fallen leaves from the Lawn, to be honest it was still too wet and soggy to do this, but with an afternoon off and the prospect of poor weather again over the coming weekend I felt this was the best chance I would have to do this. I went over once with the petrol rotary mower but as the leaves were wet quite a few remained and became compacted into the lawn.

I decided to go over it again with the verticutter and am delighted with the results I achieved, I had it on its highest setting so the tines just brushed the soil surface and the results were great, all the stubborn compacted leaves were pulled out along with some thatch and the lawn surface was lightly opened up without the grass being damaged. It looked really neat and tidy when I had finished.  The downside is the that the collector box could be a bit bigger so it has to be emptied fairly regularly. If anyone is contemplating buying this product I would highly recommend it as a useful tool to have at hand. I have no affilliation with this product whatsoever just thought it may be helpful to another forum member.

Regards Norm

My drive

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 16:30

Good find I may well give that a try myself, I understand peoples concerns about chemicals, but I made the poor decision to have my driveway block paved a few years back and weeds in the joints are a constant problem despite me having a weed suppressant fabric below it. I brush and power wash it as much as I can, but the weeds still germinate in the joints if anyone has an eco friendly cost effective solution that doesn't involve me being on my hands and knees every two minutes I'm all ears. 

plant invasion

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 23:23


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