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Latest posts by Susan 17

Compost crust

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:39

I have been using Westland compost for the last couple of years now and it's ok but it always develops a green crust after a couple of weeks and looks a bit stale.  Plants seem ok and I just keep digging over the crust.   Is the compost lacking something?


greenhouse advice

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:13

I had one last year spent a full day planting all my seeds into trays marked it all up a job well done until I came home from work the following day and it was all over the floor.  I was gutted, I had weighted it but the wind just caught it and away it went.  Mine was a 4 tier not the walk in.  I couldn't weight it any more without damaging the frame.   IT went over twice  before  I gave up and got a proper one.   You may be lucky of you have it somewhere sheltered.

Transfer of seedlings

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:54

Thank you  I think sometimes it's just the GC,s just trying to make a bit more money out of us there are so many different types but that little bit more expensive.

Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:21



Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:11

I have a number of pots that I used last year for summer plants  still have the compost in.   do I have to fully replace the compost for this years plants

Transfer of seedlings

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 13:13

Thanks don't want to kill them off when I have just got them going

Transfer of seedlings

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:42

When seeds have germinated and they are ready for moving from trays do they need to  be moved on in seed compost or can I use multi purpose

Propogating dahlias

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:11

Whhooooo I am getting shoots


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:33

I have just planted mine from the seeds I collected in October.  This is the first time I have grown from  seed I planted half in seed compost and the other half in general compost and they have both begun to show.   Bit of an experiment but so far so good for both.   Both are on the back bedroom windowsill so getting the rays and heat from the house.   Once they come through do they need the cold then to continue growth.   I do have an unheated GH, so could move them into there.   Any recommendations.     

Propogating dahlias

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:05

It's my first year with a greenhouse so I am itching to get started.

Discussions started by Susan 17

Tomatoe supports

Support for tomatoes in greenhouse 
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Seed collection

When to collect 
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Dahlia Proporgation

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Compost crust

My compost develops a green crust 
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Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 08:05

Re using last years patio pots

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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 16:57

Transfer of seedlings

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:54

Propogating dahlias

Inside or out 
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New Greenhouse  
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