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Latest posts by Zoomer44

slug pellets

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 22:42

Think I'll stick to pellets, egg shells, gravel and a few other lazy gardening idea's to keep the slug/sanil population down  rather than trying to launch them into orbit in the hope they'll land 300ft away

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 22:16

Johntheeng-checked the label and sowed my first pea's on 26th Feb on damp kitchen roll and planted them up in toliet rolls but only expected the peas 'early onwards' to survive as they were planted out in April and we had a few frosts but the garden is sheltered and the risk paid off

Gravel Trays

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 00:42

I've just re-read Tina's post. Mine does sound a contradiction, Frank puts it better, my point was good ventilation and humidy are  both important to keep a check on in the GH, which is especially true on particularly hot days, the down side  for having to much moisture in gravel trays results in algea forming, hence why I was suggesting pouring water on the floor of the GH instead, but didn't explain it very well.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 23:46

I'm in the NW and picking mangetout, Delikata and Pea Purple Podded 'Purple Pea' I think that's what it's called(junglseeds)  The purple podded plants are about 5ft tall and don't seem to want to stop growing.   

Aslo have Pea Sugar Snap(simply seed) and pea's 'early onward' (Wilko's) these are at least 4ft tall and in flower. I've picked the imature pods to encourage more flowers.

I sowed them indoors in toilet rolls and once the height of the roll started to put them in the GH daily to stop them going leggy. Will post the date sown tomorrow, it's on the label planted out with them but to dark to find now.   

bolting onions

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 23:17

I've alot which have bolted. Garlic isn't fairing to well either one variety started to produce flower heads, I've cut those off

Gravel Trays

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 23:06

I agree with weejenny. It might also help to try and keep the humidity down. I pour my grey water on the floor of the GH, I've a gravel path down the centre which is regularly doused down with water, if you use washing up water, just make sure any food in the water isn't poured out as this would encourage vermin.

Securing Greenhouse Base to Paving Stone Base

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:48

The metal base should have holes in to use as a guide to drill holes through the paving stones, plug the holes then screw it down. I also sandwiched a peice of wood around the base in between the metal base and paving stones. If I recall I used screws which were 3-4 inches long.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:27

We didn't get alot of rain today, it was cooler than yesterday too. The hedge got a trim and the lawn needs cutting, you can see where the cat lays on it, she's leaving mini crop circles  


Posted: 10/06/2012 at 23:40

If growing in a GH, in a pot, on a hot day plants will wilt very quickly if there is insufficient ventilation or lack of moisture in the compost. Has the weather been particularly warm or have you had clear blue skies.  


Plan bee

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

I think there are two types which visit my garden, one with an orange stripe on it's bottom and another with the stripe round it's middle, that one may have two stripes, I'll need to take more notice next time.


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