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The Manic Slughunter:)

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Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 08:48

Marg48 I know exactly where you're coming from:/ everything is so expensive, fortunately I have a fab hubby who know a lot of tradesmen so consider myself very lucky...

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 18:17

I forgot to put that Blairs our lighting cable is clipped all around the house under the eaves but the cable to the pond, electric gate etc., is all underground can't remember the depth our electrician guy said though:/ sorry will try and find out I would be very reluctant to get the council to sign it off though as they tend to find something wrong lol

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:06

it needs to be armoured cable and as Colin says unless you truly know what you are doing a qualified electrician is needed cables must be buried so there is no danger of putting a fork etc., through it even though its armoured cable. Anything outside, ponds, lighting etc., must use outside weatherproof sockets and cables. not cheap i'm afraid but best to be safe eh 

A pair of apple trees

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 14:43

thankyou both


Sowing flowers from seed

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:07

lol, I''ve only just started saving them, asked all my family to keep theirs too...they think I'm bonkers but they're yet to become gardeners

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:43

I bought three grow-bags last year from Wyevale, my local GC and lost all of my plants I went back to them and they weren't very helpful at all so I don't buy from them anymore - I use another GC further away and they offer a bigger range of mp compost...will stick with peat-based I think. Maybe with all the flood water/heavy rainfall last year the bags got contaminated and the stores still sold them when they shouldn't have:/ buyer beware? My local stores have them all stacked outside in their car parks which are often under a lot of water......

A pair of apple trees

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:33

I'm still trying to decide which apple trees to go for:/ I would love an eater and cooking variety and originally wanted the good old Bramley and a Braeburn but have been told they won't pollinate each other:/...any ideas?

Sowing flowers from seed

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:30

I usually sow my Sweet Pea's about now and have beautiful displays all through the Summer/Autumn..give them a go Tracey

Apple Trees

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 13:51

Thank you


Apple Trees

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:18

Salino which online nursery do you use? Thank you for all your comments and links so helpful...I'm sitting with several tabs open having a good old many to choose from and being a relative newcomer to veg/fruit gardening there's a lot to learn will hopefully make a decision soon:/.....


Discussions started by The Manic Slughunter:)

Which size tree?

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I'm the kiss of death to herbs it seems......

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Lots of spiders....I think!

What are they? 
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Noooooooo they're awake.........

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One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

A Good Year Ahead ......Hopefully 
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Wilting Geraniums:(

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Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

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Garlic and what to do next....

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Pesky Slugs

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