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Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 22:07

nutcutlet. I face a similar problem with watering over winter, not knowing when or how much water to give plants.

Last year the plants were given a good bottom watering in October and it wasn't until about February/March time when they needed water. They were bottom watered again but as there's still chance of a frost I put less water in the trays and waited for it to be absorbed before taking a few plants out of their pots to see how far up the pot water had been absorbed, if it half covered the roots, I judged that to be enough, if not more water was added to the tray.

Sounds a bit pain staking but after nurturing plant through a cold winter didn't want them to die from over watering a few weeks before planting out, worked for me

Hygiene and Birds (including Great Tits)

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:35

I tend to put out just enough seeds in feeders for a few days and fat balls seem to take birds longer to eat so those feeders get refilled weekly. From previous experience I've found seeds tend to go mouldy if left out too long in wet weather. Do seeds have a shelf date? 

How often would you clean bird baths. My large one was cleaned a few weeks ago and I go out each morning now to take off the ice but the smaller one isn't really much use as it freezes solid and I don't always have time to change the water in a morning.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:13

This time last year I'd be bringing them inside but fleece it is. We've already had a few below freezing nights but they've stood up really well.

Smiley Faces

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 21:03

Hope so

christmas tree

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:56

TCB I also inherited a Christmas tree the size of the house. Couldn't get the root out and it took several years before the stump finally toppled over.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 22:54

I can't throw a carpet over the GH David, do you think a fleece covering is called for?  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:31

I was near Todmodem today and it was trying to snow just outside Burnley, drove through sleet for quite a while. Another cold, wet day.

 

My first effort

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 21:48

I couldn't get in either

 

christmas tree

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 21:46

I was thinking of getting a real tree this year and on impulse bought a potted one from Lidl at the weekend for £7.99, it's coffee table size (a little over 2ft) not sure it will stand the cold weather outside at present but was thinking of putting it out after Christmas. If it lasts 10yrs Flowering rose it will be money well spent

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 19:27

Another frosty morning, cold but dry.

Scrubbed the patio this afternoon to clear moss, a job I'd been meaning to do all summer, it started to go dark so the path will have to wait till another day. I've pots in the GH which need washing, cleaned the glass a few weeks ago.

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