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Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 15:15

Hello, its Garden Answers november 2016 pages 96-99. I wouldnt say its an in depth article, just showing what is available at what price, and advising what features to look out for, depending on your garden size etc. 

Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 11:31

I dunno if i can mention a different gardening magazine? (Tut tut for buying it) but the latest issue has a feature on shredders. 

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:51

Or pineapple symbols in the house?? Lots of signs apparently, ill let you know if we get any offers! 

might move it over winter, i do have space to fill. I have lots of sparrows too. 

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 11:02

Its horrible isnt it? I love stipa gigantea, and that has the same sort of shape and size, but that is beautiful. I cant say i have nowhere else for it, i can probably shove it round the back somewhere, but i dont think i will ever like it, compost might be the best bet.

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:23

does anyone know why i bought a pampas grass, having never liked them, and then put it in rather a prominent position In the garden? 

I like the tall, the spiky, i love grasses, like big bold plants, but ive never liked the white pampas grass.  I dont think its to do with being unfashionable or commonly found, that wouldnt bother me, so  dont know why i dont like it exactly.

Its been in a year or more, has grown very well...getting big...eeek..what shall i do with it? 

Experience using hessian / jute as landscaping fabric?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:00

I havent any experience of using hessian, but i do have the same problem, ie steep banks of weeds, so i would be interested in the results.  I suspect you wont be excluding enough light with hessian. Im using weed fabric and it does look awful for a couple of weeks, then you sort of get used to it.

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:20

Im interested too, they were massive!

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 11:29

Hmmm i think i will take them back, point out the error on the label, and get something much tougher. Its an open windy, sunny garden, and grasses seem to do well here.  

I suppose i should think ...you never stop learning, but im sort of thinking i never stop making mistakes! 

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 08:45

Resurrected this thead as yesterday i bought pennisetum fireworks at b&q and the label says HARDY. I think i know they weren't, but became excited by the colours. I also asked staff, who read the label (!) and said yes they are hardy.

im in scotland, so i have no chance of overwintering them outside.  Im annoyed with myself really!!

How do you cope with flies

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:18

I find cluster flies come some years, and not others, but these require some serious kit or a professional.

If its house flies and blue bottles, get one of those electric tennis bat things, mine is called the executioner, its a pretty good tool. 

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