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I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:58

I painted a mural in Tenby for a hotel more than 30 years ago; they had just had a swimming pool built, a large one. It all had to be dug by hand as there was no way to get machinery in there. All the earth had then to be wheel barrowed through the hotel, out the front and up a plank into a skip. Those guys were heroes

Steve, you can do it!

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:53

Nut, that is a lovely photo, I am worried as for the first year I have not got a blackbird singing on the TV aerial. I wonder if this is because I was given a Jack Russel last August and Blackbirds seem to feed a lot on the ground. The dog would not go for them, but they don't know that.

Secateurs

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:50

Just looked it up; beautiful, but pricey and does not have the rotating handle which I have got used to (very weird at first though).

Secateurs

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:48

Supernoodle I was always 'losing' my screwdriver on building sites, then my sister bought me one with a handle covered in roses; it NEVER went missing

But I would hate to have to buy pink or purple garden or carpentry tools just because they fit a woman's hand I will look up Felco No 6.

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:11

I think I got my Alstroemera Rhubarb and Custard from my lovely local Moat Road Nursery. I keep it in the g/h for at least 7 months of the year in a pot I only paid 3 or 4 £ for it and it has kept me going with cut flowers most of last winter; it had a short holiday in the spring and has been flowering again since the beginning of June.

A very useful plant if, like me, you like cut flowers that last about 9 days in the vase.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

Same here! I keep checking to see if I have developed webbed feet

Secateurs

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:32

ps; the ratchet anvil ones are not good on thin green material only good for large woody stuff.

Secateurs

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:31

I got some ratchet anvil ones at The Royal Norfolk Show about 2/3 years ago - for about £4.5 i don't use them as my main secateurs, but they have lasted well and can tackle really thick material. Sadly there is no manufacturers name on them.

My by-pass ones are Wilkinson Sword with a rolling handle and were pretty cheap and have lasted years. I just wish these things were a smidgen smaller for women's hands (then they would probably colour them pink)

New Lawn

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:19

Can you post a photo of this weed Dougi? (use tree icon to upload)

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:18

Dove, lovely thought but it took me days of digging and sifting soil to get rid of it; it took over the whole flower bed.

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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