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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.

Indoor Plants, Soil not drying, Mould and Fungus Gnats

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 12:31

If the surrounding air is already heavy and moist it will slow the drying process somewhat.

Try improving air circulation and reduce watering.

Cucumber leaves turning white

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 12:12

Reduce watering could be a possible answer, and let it dry out a bit. Plants need to breath under the soil and overwatering can result in “drowning”.

How to kill an elm?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 12:08

Copper nails again. Just bang a few in.

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