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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:32

Gordon Bennett!! Just had a sneaky peak under the condensation filled lids and I can't believe my mince pies!  The dahlias, zinnias and cosmos seeds are all sprouting!! I only turned the thing on on Saturday....and it's only Monday! Wow wee!! I can see I'm going to like this heated propogator a LOT! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:58

I dreamed about gardening today, from the misery of my desk! Was taking solice in the blue sky outside until someone shut the blind because the sun was glaring on their computer screen. Boo hooooo! Wish it was Friday!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:53

What lovely photos. Snow drops and Christmas roses are simply stunning.

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:26

What a fantastic position to be in! Please please can you post a photo? Would love to see!

sounds like you won't need gym membership going forwards!

vegtrug

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:21

Dolly bird?! Brillint! Not heard that turn of phrase since 1974!  It sits next to 'Chickerdee' and 'Crumpet' in memories of my dad (when my mum was out of ear shot)!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 05:59

Love your post Frank. Right up my street! 

Raised beds and nutrients

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:03

Also, best not to grow the same thing in the same bed two years in a row. Rotate what you grow. 

Like Lireo does, I put manure in mine (did it yesterday) along with ash from the fire. Also does no harm to buy some food / fertiliser and sprinkle it on.  A good dog over too works wonders, especially this time of year when the ground can be frozen. A gentle dig, leaving the big chunks on the top, will allow the soil to break down naturally. 

Perhaps you could grow herbs, or flowers for cutting, where you grew veg last year.

such a great thing to get the kids involved. 

 

butterfly sighting

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:57

How lovely Blubell. So nice to spot wildlife.

Realised bed surprise!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:55

I am a very lucky lass indeed. I reckon I'll put some flowers for cutting in it. I'm going to work on him to do another one!!  I reckon a couple of steaks and a packet of M&Ms will do it! Watch this space! 

Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:58

Have a look at ebay. That's where I got mine and it was a real bargain. You might be lucky and get a good glass one. The cheaper ones don't tend to move well, once up. A second hand glass one would be my suggestion....if you can find one of course. Good luck with it!

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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

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