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What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:28

I hadn't thought of lighting a sulphate candle Brumbull. Great idea! I'll copy that if I may, thanks. I was quite surprised at how much more light comes in after cleaning the glass. I felt a wee bit guilty for disturbing the odd spider though! Far too soft for my own good!

Good luck with the hunt Geof3. I hope you find a good un. Now is a great time of year as I found a couple of good ones being sold as people approach a spring clean. I also found a couple listed on ebay by garden centres who we're looking to get rid of old stock.

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 09:25

I spent all last weekend giving it a good clean. The glass is now sparkling and I'm ready to get stuck in with my pottering! 

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:39

....couldn't agree with you more Brumbull. Especially useful for tea drinking, biscuit dunking and radio listening in too

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:35

Gosh, what an upsetting thread. Labelling anyone who has a cat as irresponsible? Heavens above! There is so much joy to be had from gardening and also many many challenges. Just as there is so much joy to be had from owning a pet - any pet.  They all come with the odd negative, as do human beings....displayed here by the attitudes of people who can't just live and let live and perhaps think on...ask my best friends severely disabled son (wheelchair bound after being hit by a drunk driver) who started talking and interacting with his family again after being giving a cat to take care of. I can't begin to describe what a positive effect it had on him and their family. So next time folk get upset about an animal doing what it does naturally, think on a little bit please. There is often a bigger picture, and lots of far more worthy causes to vent your frustrations on. I hope this thread ends here.

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:13

Hello - it's year number two for me and my greenhouse. Best garden purchase I have made. I got a Robinsons. After doing a lot of research, it was always going to be a stand alone one and it was either going to be a robinsons, halls or a rhino for me.  Ended up getting an absolute bargain off ebay; a nearly new robinsons. The costly bit was paying someone to dismantle, collect and install in my garden, not to mention getting the right surface down to put it on. But it has been a dream though. I'd was worried about mould and damp with a lean to one, probably unnecessarily so though.

Greenhouse watering in summer

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:05

Hi Jimbo - I had the very same situation last year. A chap at my local garden centre advised me to get a bit Blue Peter with used plastic milk cartons. once empty and washed out thoroughly you make a lid by cutting a flap around what was the base of the carton. The I drilled teeny tiny whole in the screw top lid. Plonk it screw top down in the soil, and fill with water through the flap you've made that used to be the base if the carton. The water then slowly seeps out. I managed to get it so that the water seeped out over 5 days - just long enough for a week away. I used cartons that held 4 pints. my tommies were happy as Larry when I returned. Good luck!

Clematis

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:12

Thanks ever so much bookertoo and Dave Morgan. I will give him a go and let you know how I get on. I emailed him for a discount code and got an immediate response, so promising.  Thanks again for responding.

Clematis

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 22:12

Hello lovely folk.  Has anyone out yonder ordered clematis from the clematis man website before and if so would you recommend? Am considering giving it a go. Thanks muchly.

 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:27

Thanks Zoomer.  I'll give that a go.  Had a fab crop of strawberry's this year; most didn't make it to the kitchen though!

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:23

Thanks nutcutlet. 

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