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TagwexTagwex Posts: 44
Hi all, just after joining up. We bought a new house recently with a potentially magnificent garden but to be fair the groundwork had been laid down by the previous owners but as with all things we want to put our own stamp on it. There are two magnificent and large greenhouses but they hadn't been used in years and were in need of a lot of work to get them right again and ready for planting, made a few alterations too. Before and after photos will follow in later posts. The PVC greenhouse is just about ready and the cast iron one will unfortunately not be completed in time for this year, a substantial amount of work needed on this one. However the former will be for veg and the latter will be used for fruit trees but both will be planted in in the coming weeks. Four raised beds are planned and a pond.....anything to get rid of grass and lawn care!
I will shortly be posting up photos of flowers, shrubs and trees that I haven't a clue of to their identity, I am more of a fruit and veg man but do realise that the garden has to look well too. Some plants will need to be moved and how to best look after them would be welcome too.
Looking forward to interacting with you all and sharing our progress here, hopefully advice will flow in both directions.


  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,364
    Welcome, Tom.
  • TagwexTagwex Posts: 44
    Thanks Nick. Great to have a reason to be back on a forum again.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,847
    Welcome to the forum @Tagwex ... magnificent greenhouses 😎 ... looking forward to more photos and learning more about your plans 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • tui34tui34 Posts: 2,858
    @Tagwex  Welcome welcome!  What a fabulous set up!  Looking forward to your posts.  Have a good gardening day!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    WOW I bet you're going to grow loads in those greenhouses...... looking forward to watching your progress
  • didywdidyw Posts: 2,911
    Serious greenhouse envy going on here.  Welcome Tom, from a fellow newby.
  • WibbleWibble Posts: 89
    Amazing greeenhouses! Welcome!
  • Hello @Tagwex,

    I love following people's projects and progress. I love your greenhouse too. Welcome and I look forward to following you. 
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • TagwexTagwex Posts: 44
    Right, the plant identification begin.........

    There are two trees side by side with yellow flowers currently, although beginning to die off now but have been in flower for about 6 weeks now. They are about 4m high and are in a recessed area against a wall and face south. The 4th photo has yellow flowers that close over in cold spells and night time and open fully in sunlight. The 5th and 6th are, I think, Camellias, but which variety? The 5th photo has a dose of the thrips and is losing lots of flowers. What is the yellow bush behind?
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,861
    I see you are wanting some i.d's.. well, here are a few from me before I go to bed, as I'm needing my beauty sleep...  too bad if I've got any wrong though, others can jump in on that..

    1/2 Acacea Dealbata
    3 Sophora microphylla probably 'Sun King'
    4 Hyemalis.... winter aconite..
    5. Camellia 'Anticipation'
    6. Camellia 'Donation'..

    goodnight...    best wishes...  
    East Anglia, England
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