last year I bought a little portable gas heater (used for camping) and finally got round to using it today, great little thing so much cleaner than parafin and quite cheap to use, I've only got it on minimum and it's warming the greenhouse up nicely.
it will do nicely until I can run electric up there
Looks interesting, can you let us know the details grindle as I might get one. cheers I actually bought an oil filled radiator today from TOFS Only a small one cost £15.00 although I get a 10% discount as ex serviceman. our utility room in the house is like an ice box at this time of year so it is just for taking the edge off the cold.
ps have just ordered one same as grindle. on ebay £6.49 incl p & P est Delivery tues so will let you know how it goes.
glad you found one sweetpea they certainly beat the black smuts on everything, I spent all morning in the greenhouse and it was just like summer in there I left mine running on minimum to see how long the gas lasted, will check this morning and see if its gone out
Well I checked and it had gone out, so a canister doesn't go 24 hours, but that's ok as it's night temps that need to be kept up
yes roofie, that's on minimum setting mine worked out around a £1 a canister, I know parafin is a lot cheaper, but it's so dirty by the end of winter in the greenhouse. Hopefully I'll set up electric this year, if it ever stops raining
I will have to wire into a Blagdon powersafe that has the pond pump working from it half way up the garden, I have the cable and waterproof plugs to set up in the greenhouse, all I need is the good weather to get on with it. This would be enough as I don't intend using any heavy duty electrical things from it. Running from the mains would be a big job as it's 90ft from the house
vrgardens: Generally getting the back garden ready for winter. Lots to cut away and tidy up.
Oct 26, 2016 11:13:19 GMT
Geumlover: Autumn is the time to build the compost heap, or at least that's what the old books say.
Oct 29, 2016 19:56:34 GMT
robh: hi ian how are things your end yes if you have sonia id like when are you digging your tubers up this year
Nov 14, 2016 15:47:08 GMT
roofgardener: Good Luck to all Garden Friends as Storm Doris descends on us. Batten down the hatches, and keep safe everybody.
Feb 23, 2017 8:12:38 GMT
grindle: hope you don't get any flying greenhouses up there roofie
Feb 23, 2017 8:31:26 GMT
Rosie: I was thinking that too Grindle. We have snow...
Feb 23, 2017 10:28:34 GMT
supersid: could any one tell me what i am doing wrong with my hibiscus lisa bonita the leaves were nice shiney green now they are going white
Jun 2, 2017 15:11:37 GMT
Louise: Is anybody out there
Aug 5, 2018 6:34:42 GMT
Deleted: Oh well my books calling me for half the night
Sept 6, 2018 17:58:08 GMT
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Sept 28, 2018 17:25:34 GMT
joysie21: Do anyone buy the gardeners world magazine as I want to enter competitions I have the gardeners answer magazine which is free with lloyds club account
Nov 5, 2018 9:19:29 GMT
libralady: Hello Bess, I have resurrected your post about using elderflowers. I will try the fizz but could you please send your recipes for the cordial and syrup. Thanks and regards.
Nov 21, 2018 18:03:23 GMT
joysie21: i get the garden answer mag every month with free flower seeds which i dont need do anyone want them fo swaps
May 30, 2019 20:20:20 GMT
gail: Hello everyone...Wendy, Joan, Corinne. Please let me know if you can see me now.
Aug 10, 2019 9:01:47 GMT
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Aug 13, 2019 19:18:08 GMT
libralady: Put the last of the Cosmos in a vase this morning, then pulled the rain-battered plants out. They have been beautiful all summer.
Oct 2, 2019 12:14:37 GMT
daitheplant: Just to say that Moira (LadyM) passed away from cancer in August.
Oct 28, 2019 20:50:24 GMT
SueA: So sorry to hear that daitheplant, I've only just noticed your message & all of us send our condolences. Take care.
Nov 15, 2019 9:00:59 GMT
kazzag1: Hi I am new to the board and a novice gardener who loves flowers!
Jan 9, 2021 11:58:12 GMT
libralady: Eli, what a spectacular plant that is - Tricyrtis hirta.
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