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Automated greenhouse - Year 12 AS Systems and Control project!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:47

Done,and good luck...


Posted: 24/10/2014 at 08:10

Good morning to all, it's grey here but not as damp as weather people are showing, so digging will continue.

Mrs.G I have always left my big tidy up until Spring, to benefit the wildlife etc. and frankly lethargy on my part too if I am honest. However I am doing it now, this year, as part of my renovation master plan. A tired bed renovation process for me is to save (pot up) anything worth keeping in the herbaceous line, splitting up as I go. Shrubs are left as I clear out the rubbish, including self sown seedlings, bramble, dead and struggling plants etc. Shrubs then get renovation pruning and the ground dug over. I then plant the bed afresh, sometimes to a new colour scheme or design, using a mix of my saved plants and some newly bought ones. (I still have loads to give away.)

While the spur to this is next year's village open gardens event, it much needed doing anyway. And I feel more motivated and creative too. Not just maintenance but design and creativity get a look in too.. When it is all done it will be much easier to keep on top of it, hopefully.



Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:54

Hi Stacey Doc. good luck with the chemicals. 

Gt. Dexter is my all time favourite and Christo is top of my dinner guest list. Try to go into the house to appreciate the whole man. I was at Beth Chatto's a couple of weeks ago. Very different but great too.

For tea and cakes you will need to go into Northiam. there is a nice tearoom from memory.


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 09:16

Then can I have half a dozen please Dove?


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 09:05

Our village shop does great locally made cakes. You could call in on your way home.


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:59

If you live in Norfolk, Dove, I don't think you are allowed to say " C*****h P*****s". Very will be reporting you to the P***y police.


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:55

Welcome Pauline. If you like quirky and cake you'll be very happy here. Sometimes we talk about gardening. Strange that.


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:16

Thanks KEF but we have great local meat in our village shop. Some of it is rare breed from a mile away.

Off into garden for a good hacking workout.

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:43

There has been a lot of comment on the cost of these gardens, rightly so, and the programme makers seem to be promoting the opposite philosophy of the rest of us who garden on a budget, often shoestring in size. I blame the RHS and its Chelsea gardens. How long before we get the first million pound garden, being drooled over by TV pundits and celebrities.

The rest of us rely on bargains from the GC, propagating our own plants. swopping plants with friends and neighbours, pinching cuttings, our own labour and efforts etc, etc. That's the real world of gardening. How about a gardening programme solely focused on gardening for free, or as near as dammit. That would be really useful. 



Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:58

Have a very happy day Chicky. Been there done that it's not that bad. Embrace it.

Life begins.....

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