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Posted: 28/07/2013 at 19:51


I am thinking of getting a greenhouse and have been looking around via google searches trying to find a resonably priced greenhouse.

Does anyone have any recommendations of companies to use?

I am looking for a small one which makes it harder, ideally, 4 X 6 (the door on the 6" side) and i was intending to get a glass one rather than poly.


tanalised wood

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:04

I looked into this before making my raised beds out of decking boards, and the answer is recent pressure treated wood is not dangerous, that said, boards from before ~2003 could be.

Here is a link to one of the sources i used.


Strange white bugs

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 08:10

Wow thats an ugly bugger.

Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 08:07

I had asimilar problem a month or so back and was advised to either take the plants outside for the day occassionally, or manual polinate.

I tend to get my paint brush out and give each flower a littel tickle, since starting this the chilli plant has produced lots of huge chillis, i am just waiting for them to turn red, although i have eaten quite a few in the green state which are just as nice.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:59

I have had a similar experience although not to this level, i am just letting them get on with it and if it helps the wldlife then so be it.

I discovered what i believe to be Leek Moth caterpillars in abundance eating their way through the onions, garlic and some of the lettuce, the lupins and hollyhock have lots of holes but are still ok to look at.


Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:45

i put a banana in with mine to assist in the ripening (advised by dad) 

the plants with bananas are ripening for me,while the one without are slightly behind.

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:51

I think this link should answer your question


Lupin Flower Spikes

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 10:28

Hi Country Garden Lady, thats what i have been doing and it continues to send up new spikes.

i was thinking about saving some seeds from them, but i am not sure at what point to collect them.

Poor subscriber magazine

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 18:31

Appears the same to me but with the extra subscriber page?

Raised Beds - green manure or plant quick crop?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 18:29


Today i harvested all my sugar snaps, beetroot and shallots and i have about 50% of my raised bed empty.  I noticed in a couple of the garden mags, mention of green manure.

I dont know anything about it and wondered if there is one type that is better than another, be it price, speed, quality of results for next year etc.

So could anyone give me some advice on what i should be looking to plant, i intend to do the whole raised bed eventually, should i do the free space now or plant some quick growing salad for now and then do the green manure once everything is out?


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Bulbs planted in soggy lawn

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Cayenne Pepper

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Plant ID

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Lupin Flower Spikes

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