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Posted: 03/07/2014 at 09:21

Beautiful Dove.  I love daylilies and that colour is gorgeous.  A lovely memory too.

If you're doing the lawns can you do mine too?  Weds is mow and feed day but have been really tired this week (must be something going round) so didn't last night.  Managed to water the dahlia pots but nothing else this morning so bit concerned what I'll get back to, so if while you're mowing you can do a bit of watering too, then that'd be appreciated. And tomato feed is in the garage.  Scissors for deadheading roses are in the greenhouse. Ta


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:46

Oh would love to Dove, but we've got so much work on, if I suggested it, they'd drag you in to join us!  

I have clay soil too, chicky. But I also have an unheated greenhouse so may follow your and WGWboy's example.  Thinking I could put the pots standing in a border.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:25

And here's the missing "w"....


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:24

Morning Dove.  We must have synchronised our get up.

My garage is near Norich Notcutts so that would be my choice for morning mooching.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:18

Morning!  Do you guys leave agapanthus in the ground all year round?

Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:18

Not convinced that the polythene would help the wood, Dove - would have thought it would hold the damp in. See the point about stopping preservatives though.

Total Newbie

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:10

Ooh I took so long to write my reply there's lots of chat.  Thanks for the sainsburys tip Bekkie.  Will grab a can!

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.

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