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Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:03

No good doesn't have curtains

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:49 may have to buy the Ebook to find that out

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:35 I detect a slight sceptism here ? That thought just never crossed my mind

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:18

Hello Anthony........that cabin looks wonderful tho a bit big for my uses.  Almost a little house with the curtains and stuff ....I could live there quite happily   

I understand your comments about researching supplies, etc. ( always a good idea whatever you are doing )......biggest problem for many people (such as myself) is the fact that we don't always have the carpentry/joinery skills which you obviously have.  I can nail a few bits of wood together but that is probably the extent of my "expertise"

Have you looked on the Pallet thread which is running on here ?  You could perhaps offer some useful (free) input ?

Recommended varieties

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 09:28

Recommended varieties

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 09:03

OL......I don't think it is all down to inexperience as such.  Some of the easiest things (such as carrots and spring onions ) have been disastrous for me this year

BTW, in case I don't get to "speak" to you again beforehand, I do hope you enjoy your upcoming holiday

Recommended varieties

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:55

Sorry Beckie..........I didn't really make it clear re Chiltern.  I was referring to the guy who started Chiltern Seeds ( his daughters run it now I believe hence my saying Dad). His descriptions and comments in the catalogues were both informative and amusing.

Don't know Kailaan.  Where did you get the seeds from ?

Recommended varieties

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:20

Chiltern are usually pretty good........I first used them years ago...........when Dad produced the catalogue.  His write ups were wonderful......the catalogue was worth the money in those days.....just to read the descriptions was a treat in itself

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:09

Thanks Nutcutlet....

Recommended varieties

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:52

Thanks Bekkie.............I did Borlotti many years ago but didn't have great results.  As I love dried beans/pulses, I think maybe it's time to try again......another to add to my list

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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