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Gardening tips

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by db, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. hop

    hop Well-Known Forumite

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    Depends on what you grow. I'm an exotic / tropical gardener so would mulch the following:
    Brugmansia
    Eucomis
    Ecium

    I would dig out my bananas so they could be over wintered in a greenhouse.
     
  2. Ecker

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    Gardening Tip: Surfinias: If you want them to keep on going, be sure to dead head them but you should also
    remove the seed pod which grows behind the flower. When seed pods develop, the plant thinks it has done
    its work and snuffs it.
     
  3. arthur

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    thank you for that im off out to deadhead
     
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    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    I'm trying to motivate myself to clean the green house I've read all the tips and jobs to do in October and November and cleaning the greenhouse is one that comes up as one of the jobs to do before it gets to cold to go out but instead i'm here writing on the forum putting it off as long as i can.
     
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    done half the greenhouse - put new gravel stones down on one side - just spent half hour sitting in there planning a move around - very theraputic, but caused more work cause i need to move everthing now and i need some more shelves for the top of the cupboard that im putting in there. It's only a six by four GH but i make use of every inch. I've stained a old tv cupboard grey and im going to keep my compost and plant pots in it. I dont think ill need to come into the house except to sleep.
     
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  6. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The girl at the chemist wants an erection

    She's bought a 4x4 greenhouse of many parts

    Does anyone put together greenhouses

    I said I'd ask before I went for a stiff one
     
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    I have done several aluminium and glass greenhouses - there are two grades of difficulty, fairly easy and damn near impossible.

    How soon does she want it up? :haw:

    Does she have a suitable foundation (garment)?

    Etc.
     
  8. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I shall ask...

    I would conservatively estimate it's damn near impossible given the suggested number of parts.

    Whatever your charges I would add on a ' hold that there' extra pair of hands
     
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    The smaller a greenhouse is the more securely it needs to be attached to the planet.

    I did these two 6 x 8 foot ones - the one on the left* was of the nearly impossible variety, but the quite similar-looking one on the right** was fairly easy. The number of parts was about the same, what was different was the level of thought in the design, which make it difficult to assemble the wrong parts and the parts were clearly identifiable.

    [​IMG]

    * British.
    ** German.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    is that your garden ? I thought gardens like that were just on magazines
     
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    I planted a flower bed full of plants last summer . I brought the ones that come back every year.they all looks dead now though . Am I supposed to do anything to them to make they grow again ? I have no idea what the names of the plants are . I just know one was a Lilly
     
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    That's my Dad's garden.

    A lot of perennial herbaceous plants will look 'dead' at this time of year - be patient and they might revive shortly...
     
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  14. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Send your gardening questions to.....










    COMPOST CORNER
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    It should be doable..... [​IMG]
     
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    Do they supply and fit greenhouses or are they all self assesmbe?
     
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    You can buy a greenhouse + assembly - but look at the price first....

    Self-assembly is the general route, but, I suspect, as many as 50% are never completed.
     
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    It suffered a bit this winter, and had a water feature for a few days...

    [​IMG]
     

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