Frank AKA seasider

  • Hi Allen thanks for info I am quite a novice with these sort of seeds and just followed the instructions on the packet.I have a home made propagator with a heat cable set in sand and thermostat. With the begonia where I might have gone wrong was because they are so fine I mixed them with a bit of fine sand to help with even sowing in a seed tray…[Read more]

  • Evening all, as I mentioned a couple of months ago I attempted to grow my own non-stop begonias from seed, this I did ( attempted I mean) unfortunately non germinated so back to Reighton Nursery ( Dixon will know this) Last year I grew my own Petunias from seed and they were fine I filled 2 hanging baskets with them and also plenty left for pots…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Happy to see you are up and running with the G/H again Sheila. going by the weather here in sunny Scarborough (cold easterly wind and thick sea fret and drizzle for the last few days) you haven`t missed much time I am sure you will be back on time for planting.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Dixon
    I bought some stuff called wet&forget you just dilute and spray it on with the garden sprayer and in a couple of days the algae had gone.Cleared my stone walls and paving also garage roof.
    Hope you are keeping ok.

    • Thanks for the heads up frank, I will take a look, Have tried all sorts, patio clear, works for a while. Cheers hope you are keeping ok. :good:

  • Hi Sheila

    That’s good about the instructions and missing clips,hopefully it will make a bit more sense now.

  • Hi Sheila
    Hope you are getting sorted with your base, I just looked on greenhouse people website and instructions for bases are on there. They clearly show the corner bracket fixings and it states that screws and bolts are included and no mention of drilling holes so they should be pre-drilled. I found them a very good firm and I am sure that if…[Read more]

  • I am sure you will manage fine Sheila, take your time with the glass.

    Best of luck, I would be interested to know how you go on.

  • Hi Sheila
    sorry to take so long to answer but it appears that everyone agrees that glass removal is the only way and in the long run much easier. I was thinking of supporting one section at a time and replacing the base in sections while supporting the greenhouse with temporary props, and replacing a section of the base before moving on to the…[Read more]

  • Hi Sheila
    I would not recommend attempting to lift the greenhouse off the base as a whole because I think no matter how many people you have helping
    it will be almost impossible to get everyone to lift together and to the same hight and uneven lifting will cause the framework to twist resulting in glass either breaking or springing the clips and…[Read more]

  • Hello all I have put insulation in greenhouse over the weekend and set up the propagator and heater today ready for seeds. I am going to try non stop begonia from seed which I believe is a bit tricky, has anybody tried this with any success? any tips would be welcome. I thought of mixing the seed with a little silica sand to aid even sowing.

  • It really is amazing how fast blight can take over as you pic shows it is a real sickener. I am still suprised at how tall the haulm grows I did the same as you and supported with canes it must have been 5` at least, but I will be better organised this year.
    Somwhere amongst by well organised photos I have some pictures of mine growing last year,…[Read more]

  • Hi Allan those pictures certainly show how well air pots can perform, I found this with my main crop last year which was the best I have ever done. With not really having access to well rotted manure because of the small quantity I need, last year I used the bags of concentrated farmyard manure by levingtons from local G/C, and added potato…[Read more]

  • Thank you both for replies, Allan your Desiree look a good crop and also Pentland Javelin earlies I haven`t tried these before.Last year I grew picassa main crop in air pots, same variety as Tony and they did really well,there is a picture of them on my profile. I just thought I would try something else for a change so the reds look a good bet.I…[Read more]

  • Last year I grew 1st earlies Lady Christl in standard potato growing bags 3 set per bag, and didn’t have much success, they got blight in early June and I lost quite a few, so this year I thought I would try Tony’s method of earlies in smaller poly pots 1 set per bag. I am not sure if some varieties are more suited to this method than others so…[Read more]

  • Last year I grew 1st earlies Lady Christl in standard potato growing bags 3 set per bag, and didnt have much success, they got blight in early June and I lost quite a few, so this year I thought I would try Tonys method of earlies in smaller poly pots 1 set per bag. I am not sure if some varieties are more suited to this method than others so…[Read more]

  • Thanks to Walt & Tony for your suggestions on finding a hellebore, I looked at both your suggested sites online and both as you said are very good. However, the one I had seen in the paper was pink which I really fancied and Crocus had a pink one and the one at Ashwood was white so I opted for Crocus. I must say I was very happy with their service…[Read more]

  • Hi All

    Does anyone know where I could buy a hellebores Eric Smith please?, I saw one in a gardening section in Saturdays paper and really fancied one. I have never heard of this one before and as this was my dads name I thought it would be nice to have one.

  • Sorry I appear to have uploaded the same pic twice I will sort this out :lol:

  • Now emptied the last 3 air pots pretty much same as the first 3, I am very happy with the results this year the last 3 weighed in at 40lbs.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Glad you like them all Gertie more to follow when I can get my pc sorted to pull up all my photos when I am trying to upload some instead of just a few. :lol:

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