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Latest posts by punkdoc

Greenhouse Staging

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:38

I think it would be well worth trying to make your own, as bought aluminium staging is very expensive.

On one side of my greenhouse I use trestles, with two layers of planking to form two stages. These work well and were cheap to make.

I find that I am always looking for more space for seed trays, cuttings, mini plants etc., so put in as much staging as you can.



Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:35

Just a flying visit to say hello. Friends who came to dinner last night decided to stay and we are now about to have lunch.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:30

Plant 1., is a Symphytum officinale, which i think is Comfrey.

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:21

Good one KEF. I did briefly know XTC, in another life. So maybe the song was about me.

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:34

No sadly not BB2. I tried to be a punk in Southampton, but for some reason it was frowned upon as a medical student. Loved the music, dressed up at weekends, and sometimes did my hair with a mixture of green food dye mixed with Brylcream to make it look spiky. I had this desperate desire to be different from other medical students.

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:13

I wish, on both counts!

ID Help

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:10

Yes, it is Cow Parsley. I like it in the right places, but it seeds everywhere and, you need to remove at the seedling stage, as it has a tap root.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

I think I might have heard a Blackcap this morning. However i am tone deaf, as those who follow the music thread will probably agree, so who knows?

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:14

I still find myself thinking why is Monty calling my name, every time he calls Nigel, as that is what I am really called!

I'm scared!

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:09

Even after 20 years of gardening, I still start spring thinking that seeds wont germinate, that all my perennials will fall off their perch and that shrubs will develop unspecified but deadly diseases.

Most of these things dont happen, but one of the wonderful things about gardening is that death does not have to be a disaster, look upon it as a new planting opportunity.

Plants want to grow, yours will and you will love your garden, it is pre-ordained.

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