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I've ordered my new greenhouse ????



  • JIMMMYJIMMMY Posts: 241



    Good for you, I hope it is enormous!

    Now you can grow plants you could only dream off!

    Best of luck!

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    Ha ha Jimmy, no not enormous but big enough for me.
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,165

    Have grown from seed , yes easy but can can be really cheap from B & Q if you are tight on room and time

    Sounds like you need a mouse trap or two , sorry humane ones in my option don't work , you need the real thing but bate it with a bit of chocolate/choc biscuit 

    At my allotment I do try and do companion planting and put marigolds with veg as well and so far had so few bug problems

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I couldn't do mousetraps, I actually like mice just not in my greenhouse. I'm hoping it won't be as easy for them to get in as at the moment there are missing glass panels so very easy for anything to walk in and help itself (which is why I didn't grow anything last year!). I think if I had to stop mice I would need to get some poison but need to be really careful as I have dogs, I will need to put it up high where the small plants are.

    So much to learn!
  • Tracey, just don't feel pressured to learn all the names, I learnt my first lot, by trying to identify my favourite plants, the rest just stuck in my head, without even realising it image Even common names are better than nothing and these are surprisingly descriptive of the plants. 

    If you're more keen in veg, you'll probably want to start with them ultimately. Have you sowed a lot from seed yet? 

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I've tried bits and pieces Ryan, not had too much luck but did sow some perennials last year which were lovely (tall with blue flowers!), I'm hoping they come back again this year.

    I have grown some veg and again had some success but not a lot. Up until this year we have spent a lot of time doing work on the house and with working and 2 boys it's trying to fit everything in. The house is now finished so determined to get the garden going properly and hopeful that hubby will do a great job putting the greenhouse up so I can get started as soon as possible after it's delivered!

    Off now for today. Bye and thanks everyone for the comments.
  • I don't see why your 'tall with blue flowers' Plants won't come back, unless they're not fully hardy or bulbous, in which case they may have rotted in all this rain I think? 

    I've never had much success with growing veg, apart from beans, peas, onions, leeks and radicchio oddly enough. If you don't have much time, most perennials take less maintenance than veg. and often easier too. Annuals may be a good starting point, they're literally the easiest things to grow from seed, and the packets are fairly cheap too. You could pop some into bare spaces in the veg patch, they mix really well. Night image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I have grown some annuals last year in pots with my lilies, this year I have planted tulip bulbs in my pots but they don't seem to be coming up yet.

    I think this year will be a bit trial and error and I will learn as I go along, with some help, but very excited.

    Better go and do some jobs now!!
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