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What to plant around outside border outside Polytunnel ?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: What to plant around outside border outside Polytunnel ? Reply with quote

I was thinking of planting wildflower seed mix 2ft wide around Polytunnel ,any other suggestions would be great thanks ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking tunnel John. What size is that and any pics of the inside.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello David , it's 5 by 8 m. , I will post pics of inside


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you dig a trench round the bottom of your Polytunnel and bury the plastic. We did and I thought I'd plant flowers round it. I did old fashined Calandula all round. Because we had so much rain they all drowned. The water running off of the plastic and going into a plastic lined trench it just didn't happen. Perhaps if we get drier weather this year it might be better.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all a matter of likes and fancy John; but, whatever you plant, make sure to plant up either side of your doorway with a highly attractive bee and insect magnet, and also remember to plant one or two specimens just inside the door, leaving your door open on the odd occasion and nature will pollinate all of your Cucurbits and tomatoes once you invite them in.
Most people have their own favourite, so here's mine, Cornflower, blue cornflowers. Most wild seed mixes have a certain amount of cornflower seeds, but purchase a pack of cornflower seed and bulk up your wild seed mix with it. It generally works for me...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks margo and dirt digger , great tips
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