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Greenhouse Preparation Advice

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:59

You have done the right thing by smoking your greenhouse!  I always buy growbags for my tomato plants and pepper plants.  Been very successful.  Could put the compost into pots and plant up too.  My greenhouse has a concrete floor as I find it easier to keep clean and use for storage of other plants. Pests are always a problem in the greenhouse, but more so I would think with earth plots. 

moving established roses

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:43

Thanks for the advice.  Been too wet to get out into the garden, but better forecast for this week and next weekend so will try and find a space in the garden for them.  Hopefully they will survive.  One of them was a cutting from a friends garden, don't know the name but it has a wonderful scent.  Fingers crossed then!!  

Bay Tree on its last legs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:19

I have a baytree which I keep outside my back door.  It is thriving.  It has survived very cold frosts and I have also forgotten to water it and it has dried out completely, but it is still alive.!  Maybe your plant is not a houseplant but needs to be outside?

moving established roses

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:13

I am in the process of having a new garden fence put up, which means having to move two fairly old rose bushes.  I have had to dig them up and at the moment they are in tubs filled with water!  They are in the greenhouse now as I have nowhere else to put them.  Will they be ok?  They are already producing new shoots and I don't think I will be ready to replant them for a couple of weeks.  Any advice out there would be welcome.

Talkback: Sparrows

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 18:00

You are lucky to get the birds into your garden and with three cats!  I love listening to the birds, and watching them.  The sparrows inhabit the honeysuckle at the bottom of my garden in the summer and bring the babies to feed from the feeders I have hanging around.  The blackbird is lovely to hear in the morning and late evening, watch out for him.  I always leave cut apples out as they love them.  The starliing is a messy eater and a bit of a bully but great to watch, so I would make the most of them when you can and enjoy their noise!


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:42

I have 3 lavenders in pots all in full sun and they love it.  I have grown one in a pot next to my back door which got sun in the morning then shade for the rest of the day.  It thrived.  I like Hidcote for its blue and the smell is lovely.

Runner Beans in pots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:35

Thanks for that Dovefromabove, will take on board.  Do you think that mulching with grass cuttings will be any good for keeping the pot damp? The pot is rather large, and hopefully with a few heavy crocks in the base it will keep upright.  I am looking forward to seeing a 'teepee' of beans!

Runner Beans in pots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:25

I am planting runner beans (Scarlet Emperor) for the first time in a very large pot.  What would be the best compost for planting.  I have my own garden compost plus multi purpose compost would a mix of these be ok?

Bees have died

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:31

Nevermind, they will all be back next summer!  My lavender was covered with honeybees this year, they were a treat to watch.  Even my twin grandsons (aged 3 yrs) were fascinated by them.  They chased a bumble bee around the garden too!

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:24

Thanks for that Alan4711. My geraniums are just about holding on!  Always next year to try again.  You have a nice picture of Tenby harbour, lovely part of the world.  

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moving established roses

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Runner Beans in pots

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Geranium attack!

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