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Latest posts by ZombieGardener

Compost For Laurel Cuttings

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:39

 I use westland milti purpose with added John Innes.

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:21

I've 2 box's growing in pots from last year. well i say growing they are green but not growing at all. proberly the same size as last year. Never clipped them yet as i dont want to loose whats there belive me its not much.. But they are in full sun trying to find shade is hard for me out back. i might as roy says move them round the front where the suns gone about mid-day. It's no wonder these box plants are about £70 for one's the size of a beach ball. Having tried and failed myself i unsterstand that now. They must be 10 years old.

Shazza what you after in your pot's are you looking for an evergreen or a nice perennial?

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:05

2 kilo's of jam daisy.. that must of been a bumper crop. Don't know what i've had but i ate them all about 3 min after picking them, still warm. yum

Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:33

My neighbour has loft's for his racing pigeons. the used to sit on my garage roof and poop all over. I've put a flag pole up with a 7ft union jack flapping about. They don't sit there now. Don't see many wild one's they might stay away because of the racing one's "cooing" all the time.

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:32

Looks like a nice set up you have got going there jgmc3. this is my plant at the mo. I started with 4 early season in the top and four late seasons plants in the side's. So i know which were which and labeled them. I know they need a cold winter for better flowering next year so i might put them outside for winter, i can't make my mind up i dont think im going to heat the greenhouse this winter so they might be ok for this year to over winter them inside. I just dont know what to do.


Talkback: How to fit an automatic greenhouse vent opener

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 05:28

When the greenhouse was built in May I had one fitted, but the fitter put it on. I have just ordered one more, so i'm going to have a go at fitting it when it comes. I go out early at the mo, open the manual one whilst I wet the floor. Im leaving the door open to but it's still going well into 40'sC. I'm thinking i might need to invest in some shade netting. Does anyone here use it, and could reccomend something? Also back to the autovents, should i then remove the autovent's in winter and put the manual one's back on?

Thanks and sorry for highjacking your thread. all advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 19:36

Though i should say im not on a water meter.  

Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 19:07

Ive had to top my water butts up using the hose, then leave it for a couple days to distill a bit.

as fidgetbone say's tap water is better than none.

Pear or Apple?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:22

lol Sadie you made me giggle.

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:12
I keep mine in the greenhouse, I have room as the greenhouse only went up a couple of month's ago. and it was a bit late in the year to plant what i wanted. ive planted some runners on from my stawberrys. I remember Monty saying the best crop comes in year 2 & 3 so i'm trying to always have plants in the 2nd year. Well thats what i want but im still a bit a nooby with the greenhouse.

Discussions started by ZombieGardener

Can you identify this shrub for me.

Is It Bay or Laural related? 
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Fuschia Cutting's

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