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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looks quite impressive.

Interesting touch with the bath tubs. I take it the windows are a 'cold frame'?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34500
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
Looks quite impressive.

Interesting touch with the bath tubs. I take it the windows are a 'cold frame'?


We have various baths lying about, and they are an easy set up. Built in drainage. And fit *exactly* on the forks of the tractor, so can be moved swiftly.

The patch is about 20m x 20m, was fully over grown, but then cleared last autumn, and has been sat under weed suppressing fabric since. It's surrounded on all sides by nature. Hedging, brambles, bindweed and stuff. If I give it an inch, it'll be a jungle again, and I don't normally have time or effort to keep it at bay. So, I'm wasteful with space, because I'm only creating what I can manage.

There's also a greenhouse on there.

The windows were a cold frame for strawberry plants, but I think we're about to declare them No Longer Needed.

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm sure it will be very productive. Looks well tended.

What are you going to plant in the bat tubs?

Last edited by Shan on Fri May 08, 20 12:10 pm; edited 1 time in total

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

that is starting to look like my allotment did

bathtubs are ace raised beds and plastic pipe is an ace hoop

next thing is some 1000gm clear polythene for the improvised poly tunnels

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
Doesn't like broad beans either.


He's a very fussy eater.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44791
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
sean wrote:
Doesn't like broad beans either.


He's a very fussy eater.


Yep, meat, fat, carbs, beer

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5996
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Shan wrote:
sean wrote:
Doesn't like broad beans either.


He's a very fussy eater.


Yep, meat, fat, carbs, beer


The four essential food groups. So?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

but beautifully presented

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hush. I’m fine with broad bean, if young and fresh. But not so much that I’d grow them.

Not sure what’ll go in the baths. Probably carrots, beetroot and some French beans.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 20 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
sean wrote:
Doesn't like broad beans either.


He's a very fussy eater.


This isn’t really true. Fish is the only real no go.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 20 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you use water pipe for a polytunnel or any other self supporting structure we have found that snow on the covering makes the pipe bend and it doesn't spring back. Our log store is a miracle of water pipe and scaffold poles, but we had to reinforce it with an internal frame of scaffold poles after we found out about the snow the hard way.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8924
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 20 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
Shan wrote:
sean wrote:
Doesn't like broad beans either.


He's a very fussy eater.


This isn’t really true. Fish is the only real no go.


Hmmppphhh.... you know my feelings on this one!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34500
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 20 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yeah. It’s a contributory factor.

Shan



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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 20 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
Yeah. It’s a contributory factor.


Good. More fish for me and every other person with a decent palate.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 20 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

carrots are perfect for bathtubs as the sides bamboozle carrot root fly

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