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Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:59

That is really weird Yvie.......lawns becoming smaller I is happening here too...........I wonder how widespread this phenomenon is ?

Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: Yesterday at 15:45

Cornelly...........yes,I made my first Hot Bed with a base of really well

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:42

A milk crate PP ??  Haven't seen one of those for years

As for your weeds...........well, your ground is so fertile they can grow 2 feet overnight........that's a bonus really if you look at in a rather skewed light

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:32

Archie  A person I can relate to..............trouble is finding the blasted stuff the next time you want it.  "Where the hell did I leave that.......thing?".  It is a mantra in my garden

is this an orchid?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:22

No I don't think so.  Is it an indoor or outdoor ?  Could be an Amaryllis of some kind.

Most are frost hardy to tender.  Or a Hemerocallis ( Day Lilly ) ? Agapanthus even ?  Is it a bulb or a rhizome ?

It looks as if it needs repotting ( you have stagnant/compacted compost in there.....moss, etc.).

Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: Yesterday at 15:12

Eynsham........for such a small space, lining the whole house wouldn't really be worth the effort IMO.

Protecting your individual plants as you have been doing is probably the most convenient.  As Cornelly says, polystyrene is an excellent form of insulation beneath and around your plants.

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:07

Much depends on your personal definition of "maintenance" Plant Pauper  Covers a multitude of sins in my book.  I do manage to sit in mine sometimes but always with a tool ( a garden tool that is ) in my hand so I can leap up and do something that has suddenly become blindingly obvious.

I even tried that up at my allotment the other seat so perched on my incinerator........after a couple of minutes, the incinerator legs sunk into the ground on one side.......tipped me off in an undignified heap.  There will be a moral there somewhere I guess

Araujia sericifera

Posted: Yesterday at 10:22

It took me quite a while to find out about the PM's too

If you look at the top of this page, you'll see various headings.......go to SETTINGS (between HELP and FOLLOWED THREADS ).  This will bring up your details.  Scroll down to MY PUBLIC PROFILE and click to open.  Below the box ABOUT ME, you will see an option to receive messages from other forum users.  Tick the little box.  After you have ticked, remember to click on SAVE CHANGES.  You should then be able to send and receive PM's. 

You may also want to check that you are using ADVANCED EDITOR rather than BASIC EDITOR  ( I think that is under FORUM SETTINGS on the same page ) allows you to do a little more on the forum.

I'll try sending you a PM later on today or you could send me one and I'll reply.  That way at least you will know it is working.

Good luck

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:02

Hi Charlie......good..........that was quick

African Marigold?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 18:54

No worries Ryan..........if I'd read the title properly, I'd have known which you were talking about

Can't see really keeping it over winter like a house plant..........they like the hot sunny weather.  OTOH, as you have it, you can always see how it goes..........only another 6 or 7 months til Spring............I'll expect to see a photo of it alive and well by then

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