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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:59

No greenhouse will be easy to erect, they all have problems usually with the glazing. My Robinson 10 by 6 leanto is South facing on the garage wall and with the aid of a frost guard heater is ideal for wintering plants.

Have you thought of a garden hut with a full length window, it could be a potting shed, cold frame come storage ideal for seeds. It is up to you, there other ways, it needs thought on your real needs.


Electrics in a Greenhouse

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:36

Hello Dove, it has been a busy time and nothing happening in the garden so I backed off awhile. It could be a little while longer, the new kitchen is due to start Saturday, not looking forward to the upset. At least the weather here in the Northeast has picked up and suddenly there is fresh life showing, the interest picks up.

All is well otherwise passed out fit yesterday at the hospital, MOT fine, will get that card from King Charles probably?


help please

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:11

Brenda, have you thought of digging some of your own topsoil out and replacing it with compost, that way there would be a more solid and enriched mix once you added the well rotted manure, some straw, waste paper torn up and anything laying around the garden that is fibrous, old pots say. Put that into the box over some drainage you need in the base of the box such as broken brick pot or gravel. You do not need fill the box to the top, leave space to hold water or to top up in later years. Anything you add to the mix will in time become good compost for vegetables.


Electrics in a Greenhouse

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:13

I have armoured cable from the house to the garage and to a modern circuit breaker safety box. My greenhouse is a lean to on the garage wall so straight through the wall and connected to the heated sand bed plus a fan for heating or cooling. I have the plugs inside the garage as the safest way to operate and it has worked well for years.



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:24

"N" it is nitrogen they put in those bags to stop oxidisation, inert, odourless, tasteless and supresses the Oxygen which causes the rapid deterioration of food stuff. One problem the second you open the packet the food will degenerate more rapidly. Cheese I love in everything though cheesy mash must be a favourite and I grate as I need, if it is blocking the grater then there is something wrong with the cheese, it is not meant to be kept in the fridge but we all do it.

Just got my eye's back after Retinal screening and of course an early start with snow on the ground well frozen, Daughter took me as you cannot drive after they flash you, or should I put that another way, such as shatter your eye balls with an atomic explosion.

WUM? what wum was that, read right through cannot spot it.



Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:33

Dove the crackling vanished, I was smacking fingers with a spoon it did not stop them.

LesleyK I got goose bumps reading that, a very long time since I put anyone in the mood!!! The pork was from the local butcher hung meat and so tender it vanished, one sandwich tomorrow will be it. Leeks Carrots Cabbage Parsnips Roasty's and Yorkshires stuffing got a bit well done though that vanished. Oh well happy faces as they disappeared into the snow, it really means it now, I am minding little sonny from next door a Jack Russell Corgy cross sitting there looking as if he owned the place a cheeky smile on his face, he is trying to wheedle my tomorrows sandwich meat out of the fridge, no chance.



Posted: 18/01/2015 at 10:24

Morning all, snow today and still snowing, lowering clouds, can barely see to the end of the road though a real Christmas card scene. The bushes and trees on the front covered with snow, no sign of birds though the feeder is full and the water de-iced.

Pork and stuffing today all the trimmings it will be served at 13: 00 any late comers hard luck.


Regular contributers.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:27

Cowslip, you can discuss all those subjects on this board and more yet you never seem to indulge, may I ask why?



Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:15

Morning all, I really hate doing this, it is sunny and bright yes again no ice temp 4c and the Hills once more a golden glow. Now look I do not want you all packing and rushing up to this industrial heart land, which in actuality is well hidden and compensated with the lovely coast moors hills and forests, you will need a passport and a gun as we at times need to keep those Scot's in their place.

That is my girl Fairygirl look back in anger look forward with hope, my glass is always on the up, no point in crying over spilt milk so get on with it. I will start reading seed packets after we have had our turn at winter usually Feb, March.

Lunch today with daughter getting ready for a world cruise by the time they set off they will be too tired organising things to go and will need a month to recover. She wanted me to go, done that we called them troop ships.


Regular contributers.

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:00

Buttercup, no reason not to use a tyre planter, they can be painted or covered with bedding plants whilst using them to grow veg or what ever. They are deep enough, you can even stack them, will drain well and probably far better for herbs than those costly boxes.

Go on one of the other threads with the questions, they will always get answered or chat on Forkers, saying that apart from chocolate, cake, wine, I often have no idea what they are on about.

I too was on the old board and still in touch with some on e-mail, I was Remefrank then, we had some good fun.


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