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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Certainly doesn't look promising just yet to do any direct sowing tiger, but you are compensated by the brilliant view!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:30 pm

Thought I should take a photograph before it goes cold again, best magnolias I've had. Perhaps I should screen the builders' bags I use for leafmould.

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Re: A view of my garden

Postby robo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:36 pm

That looks great Geoff
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:51 pm

Magnificent Geoff, I would have said the bags were, "white water from the rapids"..... :)
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:18 pm

Trouble is my bonfire site is down there and my pyroenthusiasm has melted bags in the past so I would probably burn down anything I use as a screen. Anybody any idea what my camellia is called?

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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Stephen » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:01 pm

I say, Geoff, that looks very extensive, colourful and in tip-top condition.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Well I would say it's a Camellia Japonica, but what variety, i'm not sure.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 pm

I am loving this part time work lark - allotment is more veg than weeds! Look at them spuds all earthed up!
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French beans up, Got the wind break but they could have done with a lid on top!
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Anticipating a great raspberry harvest!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby robo » Wed May 22, 2019 8:31 pm

Looking good westi
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Stephen » Thu May 23, 2019 12:00 pm

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I know, I'm enjoying a similar situation with similar results (but the French beans are behind yours)

Meanwhile I have been given a minature greenhouse, so I should be able to germinate stuff better next year!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Primrose » Thu May 23, 2019 6:54 pm

Stephen,
Strap that greenhouse to some bolts in the wall if its in a windy situation as they're very unstable although I notice you have it well anchored with bricks on the bottom shelf so hopefully it will be OK.

Also, if the structure tubes are metal and we have very hot weather, as in last year's heat wave, they are capable of melting and ripping the plastic cover wherever it comes into contact. To prevent this, either anchor some fleece or an old net curtain over the roof or alternatively wind some material like a bandage or Jey cloth over the top parts to prevent the plastic coming into direct contact with the metal tubing.

These mini greenhouses can be very useful but are rather flimsy so this will help keep it operational for longer. I now keep a sturdier green netted plastic heavy duty cover on my greenhouse all year round instead of a transparent one, and contrary to my fears, find that it hasn,t really impacted plant performance at all.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Stephen » Thu May 23, 2019 10:43 pm

Hi Primrose
Thank you. Yes, I agree it looks unstable but I can tie it back. The whole garden is fenced/walled in but stuff does blow about.
It faces east but I like the idea of a fleece lining over parts. That's very clever. Thank you.
Sadly the cover isn't perfect, there are a couple of splits in it. Now that the cover has relaxed after some time in storage, I'll put some clear PVC tape over them.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:55 pm

This years garden is looking very promising, hopefully a bumper crop of some stuff anyway.
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roots bed with carrots and beetroots
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peas, seed grown onions and leeks along with radish as an in fill crop, pak choi, spring onions in there as well
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this last bed will have my trench celery in if it will get a wriggle on, still in pots in the greenhouse just now. There's a second lot of peas and a few dwarf french beans too.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:01 pm

The green house seemed massive when I bought it, now seems too small
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I grow my tomatoes in those green rings sold for using with grow bags, but I use them in the soil, so I water the roots in the rings and the plant in the middle stays dry reducing any stem rotting problems.
There's also chillies in pots, strawberries in pots, my trench celery waiting to go outside, sweetcorn on the left and butternut squash on the right along with lettuce all over the place, it's the cut and come again mixed red and green, some spring onions, cucumbers in pots and more spare tommies, that I have no idea what to do with lol.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:36 pm

Looks great Tiger! I like the idea of using the green rings directly on the soil.
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