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    Perko is offline Seedling
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    Fortunately the lawn won’t be affected by the new greenhouse. I say fortunately not because my wife wouldn’t be happy, as much as she enjoys the garden it’s very much my domain in terms of what happens maintenance/development wise. She gets all the calls on decorating the house to I get the garden 

    Funny you should mention a poly tunnel small pumpkin. It’s not something I ever considered until last night and realised I could go much bigger for a lot less cost. I just like the look of the greenhouse and the other half said she didn’t want the back garden looking like a garden centre when I mentioned poly tunnels last night 

    My building skills are reasonable to be fair, I’m a joiner!! Isle of Mull is rather far for work but I’ve heard you guys have got some good whisky up there? 弄 
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    Welcome!
    Hope you enjoy it!

    Do you need to replace your greenhouse, or could you just add the new one?

    Seconded on the raspberries/strawberrries, my 4.5-yr old loves hoovering them up from the plant... he also likes digging, and mud...
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    The whiskey emoji on my phone turned into a Japanese word. I’ve just realised you can’t use phone emojis, just the ones at the foot of the message! Told you I was new to this!

    We’ve got strawberries on the go, had quite a few off it already although a lot seem to go mouldy or split around the top before they’re ready. We grow strawberries every year and never had many issues as they’re kind of an easy one to grow. My in laws were staying with us for a month (wife is Spanish so they come over a couple of times a year) and my father in law was in charge of strawberries. They’ve been slightly neglected but he insisted on planting them in soil from the garden in unsuitable pots without drainage. They’re now obviously sat in pots full of weeds with poor soil and no drainage.

    One thing we do have an awful lot of is wild strawberries, ridiculous amounts! They’re particularly sour tho.
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    Biker mike, it does need to go or be moved. It’s defintely sited in the best area of the garden and would limit me for the newun
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    Hello and welcome to the vine Dan
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    You might not need to touch the lawn for the greenhouse but once you have the bug you'll be wanting a couple of beds for the stuff that doesn't need to be under cover.

    A polytunnel might be another way to go twice the space for half the price.

    Don't worry about the other half seeing the build of the new house - by that time your window sill will be covered with tomato and chilli seedlings you won't be able to see out.
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    Just dropping in to say hi and welcome. The more the merrier.
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    Hi and welcome!
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