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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   

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 20:35

Ditto.

Some of us are still wearing silly hats. Verdun, how have you managed smiley's with no hat

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 20:34

I grew a Sir Alf  Ramsey dahlia last year in a pot, boy was it big, the stem must have been an inch thick, made the other dahlia's in the garden look every so insignificant.

If it gets through the winter, stored, was going to plant it in the garden this year.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 20:19

 one happy bunny, received a very nice e-mail from Customer Services apologising for the problems with delivery of my order, they've spoken to the parcel company who  will now leave it in GH.

...also finished the online training at work and passed...

It just needs to stop raining now.... things happen in three's...I live in hope... 

What's your day been like?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 22:13

I've been on a training day at work but found time to ring the delivery service, the gardening order hadn't yet been dispatched back to the company so I've asked them to keep it before first asking if I'd be charged for storage then told them the company had been contacted and I was waiting for a reply...not received an e-mail yet.

...and it's rained most of the day...I've had better days...

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 21:29

Chicky. They grow well from seeds. I grow from seed and also saved tubers.Can't say I've noticed alot of difference between the two.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 13:40

It's not the company, it's the deliver service they've used, very inflexible. I've ordered stuff from the company before and found them excellent for value and quality.   

Before I name and shame, was going to call the delivery company again on Monday when they open to ask again if they will leave said items in the GH but they may have already returned the order.. 

cleaning a greenhouse

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:53

I usually use hot soapy water with a touch of bleach in and try to do it twice a year in the autumn and again in the Spring before it starts filling up with seedlings. The soapy water gets rinsed off with a power spray. Never had any major infestations and haven't used a sulphur candle.

I also wash down the potting bench and wash all my pots.  

Buying a Greenhouse new / used

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 23:33

Good for you Perki, I really struggled with my GH during the build, had to take it down first and then rebuild it in a new home as it was second hand...but onward and upward...happy growing... 

What's your day been like?

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 20:38

After tracking a garden order, I waited in half the morning for the delivery, then mid morning went to have my hair done leaving the neighbour on full alert for the delivery. Was ever so disappointed when it didn't arrive so contacted the delivery service, they want to charge an extra £12 to deliver on Saturday making delivery costs £17.99......and they could not give a day or time next week when they can deliver...not a happy bunny......have just e-mailed the company to say how disappointed I am, the order is on it's way back and hope this can be resolved as I really have enjoyed shopping with them.

On a more positive note it's been blue skies here in the NW. Received an e-mail to say I'm on an allotment list of only 5/6 people...and spoke to another and am being considering for a shared allotment...   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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