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Wooden Veg' Trough/Box

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 07:30

Thanks for your replies.

Not raised beds. I was referring to the troughs akin to a manger. Elevated to a height of around a meter or so.

Due to space limitations I am considering Veg’ing in the sky so to speak, so welcome any successes or faux pas that forumeers have had.

Wooden Veg' Trough/Box

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 11:16

Could anyone who has experienced growing veg’ in a raised wooden veg’ box/trough share their experiences please?

And why are some a ‘V’ shape?

would you move house for a bigger garden?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 11:50

We moved from E7 to near Witham, Essex. Twice the house, maybe four or five times the garden for half the price of a London suburb. It was the garden space we, well I actually wanted and we found more than what we envisioned. So happy where we are now with a fantastic spread that is developing, slowly but developing.

Transport costs obviously increased as the city is the place of work for one of us. Previously went to Liverpool St, door to door in around 25 mins. Now it’s around an hour and a bit but worth every penny.

Took a little adjustment to the new travel routine but all that was yesterday. Now we have lots of tomorrows to enjoy. Not only the fantastic gardening opportunities that lay within our new plot but the true feeling of escapism each day and the slower pace of country life with many new found gardening friends.

New Fence Panels

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:05

Thank you to all, for sharing your experiences.

New Fence Panels

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 07:48

Over the coming weeks I will be purchasing and installing some new fence panels, 6’ wide X 4’ high that I would like to paint/stain black that will be seen from both sides. Plain lapped bottoms with criss cross fancy tops.

If you have done this would you recommend spraying or brushing?

Greenhouse Pictures

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:09

I have pretty much made my mind up as to what size and type/style/brand of greenhouse my budget will allow so my treat this year will be ordered during autumn sometime.

I have yet to decide what sort of layout I want for the inside so I need ideas.

I intend to grow plants from seed for the garden and probably veggies of some description.

Would it be possible of some of you to post some pictures please, so that myself and indeed others may have a peep into the inside of your glass domains?

Indoor Plants, Soil not drying, Mould and Fungus Gnats

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:44


If you have black mould I would really recommend you address this as it could possibly lead to respiratory and other damp related problems, let alone underperforming plants.

Upstairs is where the warm moist air that rises will condense as it cools and "wet" everything.

Get them windows open. It helps all-round.

How to kill an elm?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:07

PP. Oh Tee Hee.

You come across on here so nicely I wouldn’t want to Copper you.

Non paying guests in water butt

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:04

Difficult to tell exactly, but if they are 1cm long now and the larvae of Midge/Mosquito they will grow to be the size of pigeons!!!

My guess is dragon fly larvae.

Indoor Plants, Soil not drying, Mould and Fungus Gnats

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 12:51

Just off the top of my head, you could try opening a couple of windows. That could be a start and see if the soil condition improves. Or pop the plants out, pull some of the wet medium off and repot using fresh "dry" compost.

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