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Roof repairs

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:12

Thanks for the advice. Haven't got round to doing it, but I will report back once I have.

Roof repairs

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 15:19

Hi all,

Ok thanks. Anyone got a link to the roof felt adhesive? It looks like I'll be off out this evening to buy some timber to repair the roof. Looks like it will be a sunny weekends work

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:41

What do you think to putting over a sheet like this? I think this may look a bit more neat than a repair job as I am not massively DIY savvy.

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:43

Ah ok, is this what you are referring to pansyface?


Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:41

Aha yes, that may work. Although I was going to try and avoid the cost of re-felting. until next year. I'll have a look and see what I can find.

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:08

Hi everyone,  

I have one of the standard wooden garden sheds (perspex windows etc), it's fairly new, but with heavy rain and some wind recently a tree fell and damaged the roof. It is not too bad, but there is a hole where a branch came right through. It is only a few inches in diameter, but rather than having the expense of a new roof I was wondering whether there was anything suitable to cover it? Unfortunately I have been told I can't claim on my home insurance. Damn! Any help would be good.


Growing Potatoes

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:11

Well mine are sitting on my kitchen windowsill, they're getting some light, but not enough to raise the temperature too much. There's a couple that aren't showing any shoots yet but it's early days.

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 12:18

My first attempt at growing potatoes this year! Got myself some seed potatoes from my local garden center just over a week ago (Duke of York and Golden Wonder), and they're currently chitting in my kitchen and have some several 1cm long shoots on each already.

I've read contrasting opinions on chitting, with some saying that it's unnecessary and they have more luck just planting them straight in the ground.

What are your views? Do you find that some varieties need chitting whilst others don't?


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 15:50

Thank you very much everybody. Looking forward to buying my first fig plant!

Thanks again


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:15

I want to start growing figs in my garden. I live in Sheerness. Has anyone got any pointers for me? Which varieties have people got? Any recommendations?

Many thanks in advance


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Roof repairs

Help with a roof repair.  
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Last Post: 05/08/2014 at 15:12

Growing Potatoes

To chit, or not to chit! 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 19:34


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Last Post: 24/11/2013 at 12:30
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