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Latest posts by Supernoodle

Total Newbie

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:07

Er sorry, scoop not scope! Re tub, yes trick I heard about on the forum.  When temp is hotter than the water it warms up, hence reducing the amount of heat in the greenhouse. (Ie energy goes to heating the water rather then air) when temp is colder than the water, the water cools down ie releases heat into the greenhouse.  

Thought I'd give it a go.  I'll be using the greenhouse to help new perennial sowing through the winter- for which I'm told I need an unheated greenhouse, and also to overwinter tender plants- for which I need to heat to frost free.  The former is my priority so keeping it unheated but doing what I can for the tender stuff. Eg the black tub trick, storing higher up in greenhouse, polystyrene, & fleece when needed.

Total Newbie

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:54

My greenhouse arrived last week.   As BusyBee says it's the wrong time of year for starting off in there, so it currently houses a chair and some GW magazines!

I'm hoping to do winter salads later this year, overwinter some tender plants perhaps including some cuttings, grow perennials from seed and overwinter, and then get going next year with toms and eventually more once my veg patch is built.

So far I've got/intend to get staging, tub for storing potting compost, scope, sieve, and one of those plastic potting trays that stops the compost falling off the back. And I need to really splash out and treat myself to a second watering can.  Oh and I want a giant black tub to fill up with water to help stabilise the temperature in the winter.

Weeding big borders

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:40

I have the same issue. I have placed bricks throughout the border to stand on.  Just means that I stand in the same place each time so don't compact the whole border.

Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:39

I would have thought the liners are for raised planters and trugs ie to stop the soil falling out rather than for beds that go on the soil.

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:46

Just remembered, mine are Emily Mckenzie

Can someone lend me a brain cell?


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:02

Gypsy queen!  Made a mental note too!  Glad I finally know why they look different colours in different pictures.

rookie mistake arrgh

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:18

The mistakes bit is the bit I'm good at 

Erodium Bishops Form

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:13

Just hoping it's correct, Bekkie. Waiting for Nut or Dove to turn up and tell me off

Erodium Bishops Form

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Nitrogen gives lots of green lush leaves, phosphorus for roots, potassium for flowers and fruit. Tomato feed will be balanced towards potassium to encourage the flower/ fruit side of things.

Grey Squirrel

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:02


Discussions started by Supernoodle

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

The more the merrier! 
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Japanese blood grass

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Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Any hints or tips for spotting the diff 
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Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Lettuce. Anything else? 
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Free Dahlias - December magazine

What were they? 
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Perennials from seed

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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 07:41

Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

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Weed Id and dahlia feed

Couple of questions while I'm out there... 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 10:23

Shasta daisies

Dying back 
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Apple tree fruiting

Can I allow just one? 
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Last Post: 13/06/2014 at 22:31


Lots this year? Help to get rid ? 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 08:29

Ground cover roses

Pegging them down 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 16:03

Lysimachia punctata

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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 11:49

Rhododendron Sappho

On tonight's gardener's world 
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Walking on flower beds

How do you do it? 
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