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Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 05:39

Oooh lovely! Hope it gives you years of pleasure. 


Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:13

Goodo. I purchased mine off ebay, but did it in the spring when the gardening bug is coming out of hibernation. I looked in my local newsagents window too when I was searching. Perhaps if you can't sell it now, dismantle it and store it until the daffs are out. 

Are you upgrading?

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:07

Try contacting any allotments locally. If you ask a sensible price someone may take it. Good luck!

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I'm up for a few auctions, a bit of ebay browsing and some reclamation yard visiting. this has all been a real education for me. Thanks for all the comments on this thread. I'll never look at a chunk of stone in the same way again!

my other half is trying to put me off - he highlighted the potential 'Bernard Mikes' issue from sitting on cold stone! Thanks a 'Bunch'! 


Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:26

I'm with you pansyface.  As much as it can be really pretty and a nice way to spend a frosty evening outdoors, I do feel that it's just money up in smoke. Perhaps once every few years would be better. It'd make it more special maybe.

My kitty is oblivious! He's waiting for the apprentice to come on.

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:57

I think I'm going to do just that pansyface. A nice little project. I think I drive past one on the A1 when I'm heading south of Nottinghamshire. If I give up my morning coffee I could have enough for one in a few years! If anyone knows of any fab reclamation yards pls do let me know.

Thanks for the heads up on the stone types Lyn. I've googled stone masons and its clearly a very skilled profession. Massive saws!

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:40

I guess I'll be dreaming on then! Unless I have a lottery win! Ah well, it would have been too heavy to slip into my handbag anyway 

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:28

Hello, has anyone out there ever purchased a stone garden bench? A real stone one, rather than reconstituted stone.... I was at a local reclamation yard today (albeit a fancy one behind a local garden centre) and I spotted a cute little stone bench. It didn't have a price tag on. It looked roughly cut, which is what I prefer. Just three blocks of stone that were just the right size to make a bench. I thought to myself, "if they tell me it's priced at 60 quid, I'll offer them 50"......

I nearly fell over when the chap said it's £395! 

He told me all about how it had been put together, and how rare stone is...but still, £395?!

If I found a stone mason, do you reckon I could get one out together for a better price...or should I just 'dream on'!?


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:17

Good luck Clarington! Sounds like a fab little gardening adventure. Good on you. Pls do let us know how you get on. I love the idea of having a go!

Always read the label!

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:46

Last year I thought I'd been a genius by propagating geums. Watered them, fed them, gave them pride of place in the greenhouse....turns out I'd actually propagated wild buttercups, commonly referred to as weeds! Great big fat thick healthy ones though! Doh!

Discussions started by Tootles

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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