Latest posts by Sinevegas

sweet pea framework

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:47

A bed frame head was dumped in our car park last month. its black and a little like an old fashioned hospital bed head. i've light coloured fencing. i'm going to secure it to the fence then run twine over it in criss cross and grow the sweet peas up it. i think the colours should contrast well.

you can repurpose anything!


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:23

I have ordered several things from T&M, but only in their sales. apart from one they have all been very good and i got vouchers. there potted stuff comes really well packaged.

van M are their sister company, their stuff seems a couple of pounds cheaper - again no issues so far.

last year there was a thread on here about compost, which was very informative. this year i've tried aldis seed compost and peat free and i am REALLLY impressed - especially at the prices

i've also got canes, sieves and watering cans very cheap from aldi too. asda also has some great stuff. as i've only been gardening a year i never noticed they did so much gardening stuff in supermarkets - is it new?

Gardening one whole year (next week)

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 08:31

My horrible clay swamp as been replaced with a patio. i can now get to my little raised veg bed. i've even been out in the rain

Artjak its a way of life now!

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 22:14

i'm new to this gardenig lark. i (now) like GW because it tries to be all things to all people - which can never happen. Presenters have their own style but i like them all (its not for long) its not just montys garden or wondering - its everything. at my stage of learning i could do with more basic veg stuff - but its early yet.

i like details my self when learning, but i can work out the rest if necessary. if i own 5 acres and dig out sevral veg beds i can reuse the soil! no cost. not every one can- but it doesnt need to be commented on every time.

i'm having a patio laid. plenty of people told me it was easy, just sand, a waker plate and slabs. i live in a new build with a rubbish clay garden that has sunk in places and has many drain covers. i am so glad i paid a ardener. its take him 3 days to lay the patio. i'd still be there next chritsmas.

i hope the people who comment on here realise some of us didnt have parents to learn gardening from. we also use the web alot and we dont rely on the first answer and ask again, we search and research. but there is nothing like having a response from someo one who knows.

you guys are the most helpful forum ive ever seen (not just gardening) i can read a diary and i can read the web. so please help or dont comment xx


Gardening one whole year (next week)

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 21:35

i bought a plastic green house and seeds package off a well known voucher site, this time last year.

since then i've been hooked, first time i've owned a house with a garden and even thought about gardening.

these forums have been great for learning, encouragement and knowing others think the same ;0)

thanks guys for helping. soooo excited for coming year. I started gardening in the wettest year EVER and i survived. So i'm very optimistic about the veg and flowers i can grow this year!!!

found the links to youtube gardening videos really helpful.



While it's been raining

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:47

brill, thanks BB

Weekend Ahead ..... ?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:26


MOB rants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 22:09

well done derek. I dread my OH seeing some one and telling the what he thinks.

Still on rubbish, sort of, when it was windy earlier in the year our recycling bins were blown over. I spent a while collecting my crop all down the road. my neigbour was leaving for work early in the moring when i was ptting the recycling bin out. his bin was on its side in his front garden. He stepped over it!  he actually stepped over it and got in his car. did he tink the bin men were there to sort it or is wife woul dbe out or what? any pride in the house youve bought for your family? no?!

MOB rants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 11:58

I have a new rant.

I walked the dog this morning and in the middle of the pavement was a big pile of rubbish - not even a bin bag for it to have spiled out of, just a pile of rubbish. I think its from some one moving house?? its on a busy bit of pavement opposite a school. I drove past it a couple of days ago - so plenty of people have walked past it.

I took the dog home grabbed a bin bag and filled the bag! grrr its a new estate and so many peopl have tried so hard to make it a nice place, community garden the lot. Why do people dump there crop and why don't people pick up rubbish any more!!

Seeds are up

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 21:01


 lettuce and spinach



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