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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Irrigation in the greenhouse

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 23:18

First  question how far are you from a tap, second question is it outside, the tap I mean, and third question are you away from your green house for long periods.

I irrigate my large greenhouse with watering cans and buckets, two buckets and three watering cans will give enough water for a week, I fill them carry them in and leave them using as needed.
I have a watering system that is used for when on holiday or away for a while, it cost £35 at B&Q and is a hose pipe with a drip feed system one feed goes to each pot and the hose is carefully set to give a steady drip. When I am away the door and windows are left open, it is better to be cool than overheat the plants.

A greenhouse with plants needs at least twice a day visitations to adjust air flow open and close vents as required being retired and working in the garden I do keep a constant eye on things and lose very little from cold heat over watering, the three main issues with greenhouses.
I find the irrigation system can be fickle at times, can lead to some plants being over watered and others left dry so it only comes out when I am desperate.
OK probably not what you wish to hear but I Can only tell it as I find it, a misting system as used by commercial growers costs the earth and we pay for it buying their plants.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 11:36

Stockton the weather has suddenly changed, heavy winds trying to blow the trees over on my front, cloudy but travelling so fast the sun came back out as I write, it is a storm without the rain touch wood.
Glad to hear the dog will not be casseroled and it is best to split primroses whilst still flowering although I hate doing that, just love the flowers.
Rose, my snowdrops have been out a while but they have moved themselves over time from a fairly sunny spot round a corner into shade, I love it when nature shows you the way. A new set of bulbs will go in later to help clump them up.
Chris, Flew over Lincolnshire quite  a few times when doing aerial map reading, it was in small Auster spotter planes and I think it was because there were not many features to easily recognise, I followed the canals.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 09:58

Bunny, you cannot eat dog even in Dordogne.
Stockton Clear blue sky sunshine and warm, long may it last.
My Primroses are smiling at me having been in bloom since before Christmas through frost rain snow and they are still smiling whilst we moan.
There is a long row of them all from one plant I was given years ago, they get cleaned and split every year as they die down and being sheltered from North and East winds do well.


Grade II Barn backing onto neighbours garden

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 15:09

Check with the Church they may say they want a soak away if you move the pipe, get all parties involved and talk, to jaw is better than going to war.


Growing lupins

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 13:03

Ruby, I love lupins but so do the snails, you can bring them on in pots put them out in the border and in one night they are devoured.
Taking a torch and stalking them with a bucket of water and added domestos will get some though not all so now I put the lupins in large pots and try all the latest snail guards none of which work, oh well sow lots and enjoy what the snails leave.


3 x 2 sheds

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 12:53

Ruby, most Garden centres or DIY shops with a garden section sell sheds of all sizes and usually deliver, check out yellow pages for your area. I do not shop on line as it is good to see what you are actually getting.
Forget the green roof, most sheds are flimsy things and would not support the weight without some solid support posts to hold the soil water and plants, you would need build a substantial frame off the shed itself.
If you are looking for a tool store and three by two is that then look at some of the plastic boxes you can buy, my daughter has one and it does the job nicely.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 14:07

Dry and sunny early on now a bit dour, definitely colder could see the Cleveland Hills earlier not now.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 10:50

Stockton on Tees, although bright and sunny all day yesterday the snow hardly shifted and the road was like a skating rink.
Today I woke to see the garden, no snow at all it had vanished overnight. A clear sunny day again, the hills in full view with just the odd patch of snow left on them, much warmer.
The oven warming up for the Lamb, New Zealand today as there is no local lamb as yet, I will give it a blast for fifteen minutes then turn it down sticking the meat thermometer into it later to check it is cooked as it should be. Mint to go with it Cauliflower with home made cheese sauce and roasties should please them although I am sure I could get away with just Yorkshires and onion gravy.

Enjoy your day, Frank.

srong stone cleanrer

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 09:43

I just use the power washer with the vortex nozzle on they look one hundred and fifty million years young in other words brand new.
It gets used for everything a long drive, patio, greenhouse, conservatory, pots and the concrete gnome my grand children bought me, how do you tell them you hate gnomes?
"Oh" and it gets the moss off the pavements edging my front lawn before the council come round spraying kill it all everywhere.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 09:33

Stockton on Tees has another six inches of snow.
Azure blue sky in all directions brilliant sunshine blinding me, contrails in the sky above as the planes fly their mysterious ways across Continents.
One tiny blot on my horizon, "I missed Carol last night" I was watching John Wilson and his Prom's Orchestra playing music from the movies for the third time but loved it and forgot about Carol, "oh dear" I will wait for the repeat, usually not long these days?


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