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by shanks
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are these plastic greenhouses any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Are these plastic greenhouses any good?

jezza wrote:
shanks wrote: i can anchor it to fence that it's next to, see how it goes
That's what i did but the rest of the frame broke apart during the strong winds earlier this year. The plastic joints snapped off too easily.
the ones from wilkos are metal so much stronger
by shanks
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: garden video if it works
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: garden video if it works

always wanted a stream at the bottom of the garden, you lucky thing :DD
by shanks
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Are these plastic greenhouses any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Are these plastic greenhouses any good?

i've had one which i grow on summer bedding etc, you do need to anchor them but not degraded yet, i got it from wilkos, this year i am going to throw it over my washingtonia for winter as i can open the front for air circulation in warmer spells but zip it up if bad weather forcast, i can anchor it ...
by shanks
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Wood Pidgeons on the rise!
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Wood Pidgeons on the rise!

Came down this morning to see a sparrowhawk sat on our fence. Long may he visits continue, it might just keep the horrible pigeons away. icon_thumleft i love birds of prey, i live on a estate and a couple years ago a peregine falcon used to visited the front garden as we had magpie and wood pigeon ...
by shanks
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!
Replies: 71
Views: 2761

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

gdudey wrote:Thank goodness for the strategically placed leg. I really didn't fancy seeing his lipstick
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by shanks
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!
Replies: 71
Views: 2761

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Trudytropics wrote:Oh look at him, what a wonderful dog, such a wonderful face :D
thanks trudy, keeps the scallies at bay
by shanks
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Death of largest Trachycarpus leaves some serious questions...
Replies: 35
Views: 1650

Re: Death of largest Trachycarpus leaves some serious questi

Dave Brown wrote:Raised beds :wink:
my soil is clay so built raise beds and had very few problems about wet feet etc so as dave says raised beds maybe the way
by shanks
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Love your Garden.............New series.
Replies: 118
Views: 4804

Re: Love your Garden.............New series.

ok programme while the weather is rubbish but not really a japanese garden as such, i did half my back garden japanese when i had my koi pond and packed in weeping conifer, bamboo, green and red acer thats now in my tropical garden, various hostas and smaller grasses, white gravel and stepping stone...
by shanks
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!
Replies: 71
Views: 2761

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

What do you have in mind to keep your palms where they are? one of these on a long lead :lol: http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/46/95/22/00529.jpg happy you got them back, i've had plants robbed in the past, one perticular large plant was taken but it left a trail of soil right to the garden it was p...
by shanks
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Garden lighting with a WOW!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Garden lighting with a WOW!!!!

fantastic, was going to order some ordinary lights from b&q but will look out for these
by shanks
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Big Brother Palms........i know i sad for watching it.
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Big Brother Palms........i know i sad for watching it.

they look real, errrrrrrrrrr so my misses said :roll: not that i watch it!!!!!! the kids told me, honest :oops:
by shanks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden (update 8/8/12))
Replies: 104
Views: 7430

Re: our small tropical garden (tree fern finally moving 14/6

cordy, the green bits are turning brown so not looking good, i did move it around early april along with another which is still ok, both were protected with fleece and temps were pretty good this year, only one weekend we got freezing rain slate more of a decorative thing, not sure it has any value ...
by shanks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: our small tropical garden (update 8/8/12))
Replies: 104
Views: 7430

Re: our small tropical garden (tree fern finally moving 14/6

tree fern finally moving
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orchids also out now
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first casulaty
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by shanks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: brown ooze on tree fern
Replies: 62
Views: 3696

Re: brown ooze on tree fern

finally!!!!!!!!! some movement icon_cheers unfortunatly never got a reply from seagroves which is very poor customer relations
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by shanks
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: off topic, but THIS has really given me the willies
Replies: 65
Views: 2276

Re: off topic, but THIS has really given me the willies

i have seen this type of window photo a few times but think it is the plant BTW myself and 2 workmates saw the spectre of a former work mate who had worked at our garage for many years and passed walk past our canteen window , we were on nights and there was only one way in and out and we sat by it,...