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I splashed out and bought myself a greenhouse, in fact the greenhouse of my dreams a few years ago. A lovely red cedar affair with a brick base and even a brick path and cold-frames off to one side. It was a total luxury and I love it. It has
I've only just got around to chitting seed potatoes. Many of this year's spuds were given to me for my birthday by my kids in February. I normally chit them in the greenhouse, but after last year's potato massacre I felt that putting the tubers rose
, and no doubt the mouse that plagued my greenhouse this year will also have a feast, but at that height the birds should be the main winners!
'Hundreds and Thousands', and I was lucky enough to be given a trial pack of seeds. It's a funny variety, with low-growing plants covered with numerous marble-sized fruits. I grew one plant unsuccessfully in the greenhouse and many very successfully
that the mouse levels would be down...but no.Nature has supplied an over abundance of these too, never before have I had such problems with mice in the greenhouse - the sweet corn crop-to-be was eventually abandoned after the third sowing was eaten down
greenhouse. By dusk, after barrowing manure up from the pile at the bottom of our steep, long drive, we were all exhausted. But also very satisfied and happy...The secret to gardening with children? Start them early and arm them with decent quality and very