Zoomer44


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Building a Greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:39

It depends if you want beds in the GH or are going to have a hard surface throughout. Just having beds is going to be cheaper but you'll still need a path down the middle.   

I opted for a bed down one side and hard surface on the other for a potting bench.

I used scaffolding planks to form a frame and laid flagstones on levelled builders sand. Then inside made a bed down one side with a gravel path in the middle, framed with wood and laid on weed membrane.

I enlisted the help of my brother for advice, he's a builder, so was told how to lay the flags and to ensure the surface was level. I live on a hill so needed to build the ground up on one and lower it on the other.   

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 23:51

sgl...LOL...

Essential Tools

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:47

Lots of good advise above.

I'd recommend the Wolf system of interchangeable handles and assorted heads for tools. I haven't got the system but would if I needed to start from fresh.

Don't think anyone's mentioned a thermometer for the GH ,not sure it's a tool more an essential item. Most people rate the max/min one's, if you choose this get one which you can change the battery.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:07

Very impressive archiepem gives me an idea to make some paths with them if I get many more and they could also be used to make a compost area with. 

What did you treat them with?

What's your day been like?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:54

Looking forward to the weekend when I can get out into the garden. 

A friend dropped off some pallets this evening. I'm already making plans for the allotment I've not yet got, was going to dismantle them and use them to define the veg beds.   

Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:20

Basil is a half-hardy annual plant, I grow it outdoors in the summer.

Don't know a lot about growing herbs indoors but me thinks it's probably dying due to lack of sunlight. You've done really well to keep it until now and if it's on a window ledge you aren't going to get more light by moving it.

Other's maybe along shortly to give better advise.

 

Raised beds

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 21:49

If you don't already have any of the above, which I'd recommend as first's, mushroom compost can be bought very cheaply from small nursery's for just over a £1 a bag and can be dug in. 

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 21:23

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 21:14

 

What's your day been like?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 21:06

thanks artjak.

Hasn't stopped raining but my parcel arrived.

Completed a form for an allotment and am number 7 on the list.  Not going to hold my breath though, it could still take a couple of years to get to the top. Apparently you start with half a plot, which is approx 150 yards...sounded like good news...as  Zoomer tries to work out how big that is in feet and inches   

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Asparagus...what now..

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Shredded pine leaves....

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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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