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Greenhouse heating

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:02

Bob I have a fan heater with a frost setting.  I was thinking of getting another as I was worried it wasn't working properly as I thought they were meant to keep the temperature above 5 degrees.  Have I got this wrong? is it that they should switch on at 5 degrees and keep the temperature above zero?  If so then it's working and I can save my pennies

Missed the bulb boat?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:55

Hope not, planted some daffs, aliums and tulips today.


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:53

Afternoon all, Lovely sunny morning but cloudy now.  Despite the cold I managed to persuade myself to get out there and plant the rest of the bulbs.  Tidied up a bit more of the border then came in and lit a lovely fire. 

Dove I'm with you, retirement comes into its own when the weather's awful.

RB hope your son is still improving.  Keep warm everyone.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 18:53

Lovely photos Fairy, but best enjoyed from the armchair (too cold for me). 

Went to a Christmas Fair at Himley House today, didn't buy anything but enjoyed browsing.  I always made my childrens clothes when they were small (sewing and knitting) and make curtains etc for the house.  Haven't used my machine for a while now and because it was relatively new I have forgotten how to use all the embroidery stitches and what tension they need etc, unfortunately couldn't find the manual so have spent about two hours online tracking down a pdf.  managed to get a download from an American site.

Need to browse the site and find out about Cannas now so I'll love you and leave you.  Have a good night.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 14:41

Just back in from the garden, boy was it cold.  Have tidied up a bit and potted those primroses.  Hubby is going to drag the last couple of pots down the garden to a more sheltered spot before tonight, wonder if we'll get a frost didn't last night.  Didn't get the bulbs planted though

Nice hot shower and now catching up on some TV while eating a bacon butty.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 14:36

Cold but sunny so managed to edge the lawns and tidy up one of the borders, also potted on some primroses.  Can someone remind me not to buy any tender plants next year that nead overwintering in the greenhouse have no idea how I'm going to fit them all in.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 12:12

Afternoon all,

Took me ages to read back, Nanna duty yesterday so too busy to contribute. 

Runny, so sorry to hear about your son.  I hope he feels better soon. Dog owners really do have a lot to answer for, they should never be allowed to own a pet again. 

Pat I always envy people who are living in a hot climate - until I'm one of them and then I realise how debilitating extreme heat can be.  Stay cool.

Dove, how exciting to get a new area to design and plant.

Lilly glad you enjoyed your trip to Moscow and hope you feel better soon.

P'doc, sorry to hear the news re OH.  Hope she finds something soon. Keep your chin up.

Have been using my light lamp regularly over the last week and have really noticed a difference in my mood.

It's really cold here, but the sun is glorious.  It's very windy too, just had to seek out and retreive the lid to the dustbin that I store my birdfood in.  Took delivery of some new primroses so need to do something with them.  Also still have some bulbs to get in.

Hope everyone except Pat stays warm and cosy.



Posted: 19/11/2015 at 12:18

Hi folks,

RB Hope your son is OK, you too.  I don't know what happened as some of the posts seem to have disappeared from my computer.

Had a busy day yesterday out and about so didn't get time to look in on everyone.  Weather here is foul today so wont be getting any gardening done.

Keep safe and warm everyone.



Posted: 18/11/2015 at 09:47

Morning all, weather here has been awful.  We keep our future son in law's motor cycle in our garden under a bike barn and it has blown the whole think over including the bike.  Can't lift it as its a big beast so will have to wait until FSIL returns from a business trip to Switzerland.

Off to have talons sorted this morning and then a shopping trip with friend.

Sad to hear about the bush fires Pat. We aren't getting much news here at the moment apart from the Paris terrorist stories.

Get that lamp switched on P'doc you seem a bit down.


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 20:23

Steve loved the fishtank, here's a picture of our marine tank, don't keep them anymore.


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