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Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:49

Been really windy here Lancashire since very early hours, went to bed at 3.30ish ( i am an owl  ) back up at 6.30 with the sheer roar of the wind, cant sleep after its windy fearing for the Greenhouse.  My sunflowers are still standing  though , they are a bit bare odd stem broke.

A few questions

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:52

the barrel is going to be planted up with some spring bulbs soon and probably a canna for the summer , it partly filled up with all the rain but i put extra in so it be hard to steal. 

The roof vents are heavy duty thermofer vents, they have two heavy duty spring but i still not convinced 

had a look on rhs website about strelitzia, can take upto 10 years to flower from seed . Now them i saw in the garden centre dont look to expensive. £60 they were and a fair size as well.   

A few questions

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:59

Do you put your Tomatoes / cucumber plants in the compost bin or Brown bin - other? i tend to bin them in case of disease. 

Do i need to line the inside of a wooden half barrel? it nearly filled up with water at the moment. 

Greenhouse automatic vent -  what happens when you remove the temperature adjuster  screw in pin? does it stop  it opening, i am just curious cause i want to tape my roof vent down when it really windy like the coming tuesday  

Has anyone try growing strelitzia - bird of paradise from seed? i want one  


Any suggestions

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 17:04

its a nice wall, what about a viginia creeper it look nice this time of year. Or climbing hydranga - climbing rose  but my favorite climber  Wisteria 

i think i would have a climbing / rambling rose on the wall

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:37

posted seeds today GM

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 23:11

Seeds arrived today Gardenmaiden -  thank you 

I not had chance yet to post your seeds yet, i need to get some more stamps 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 00:46

Gardenmaiden - could PM your address please 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:58

Thanks GM - have you had chance to look at my seed list on page 48 yet?

Tree problems.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:26

It was on the news the other day about tree diseases. They was treating a giant Oak tree, the oak tree was being injected with some sort of garlic,  the treatment is a cure 95% of the time. 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 00:02

posted your seeds Cangrandmafixit , cold out there looks like its going to freeze again 

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A few questions

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Good year for Cucumbers

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You like my cold frame?

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Wisteria planting.

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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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leaf spot on Marigolds?

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Welcome to my greenhouse

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Mixing lilys bulbs

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Wind damage, greenhouse

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Buying a Greenhouse new / used

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