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Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:36

...or a sign saying 'We love Dobermans' don't actually have to have one - you are simply stating your preferences

Years ago I had to do a security sign on a large property I was helping to renovate. So all round the estate we put up really professional looking signs saying the property was protected by 'STD' security. STD stood for 'Spot the dog' who was the tiniest Jack Russell I have ever seen. Good luck with confounding this repellant person, whoever it is.

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:29

Nin, I was so sorry to hear about the thefts. You could try some local nurseries to replace the plastic pots for nothing; they only go for re-cycling otherwise. One nursery has been giving me pots for the flooded gardens appeal. It is not worth their while to sterilise them for re-use.

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:24

Scott and Fg, I agree; Beechgrove is about Proper Gardening; not about celebrities.

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I thought the first one was Parsley and the  2nd some kind of Borage

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:17

Steven, I'm wondering the same thing; want to eat them before they turn into huge thugs.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:25

Monday bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:24

Lizzie, Norfolk Council and a charity called Garden Organic train volunteers to teach people about home composting as it saves quite a lot of material going to landfill - 60% of household waste could be composted at home. As you may have guessed I am rather passionate about this. Quite a few other Councils have the scheme as well; I saw a map when I went to the Master Composter's conference last Autumn and was surprised at how many areas have the scheme.

Tree Huggers

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:55

pansy, don't apologise; how about starting a separate thread then you will be able to mobilise/access far more forum members to complain. Suggest you give us the email address of that dratted planning dept too Go for it!

Replacing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:51

Hello invicta May we see a photo? It would help in giving advice. Just click on the little tree icon and upload.

My favourite hedge is beech, but it may not be appropriate. There is a website completely devoted to hedging plants, you may find this useful.

sharp sand

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:47

I use sharp sand from builders merchants to help the drainage when mixed with compost. I increase the ratios for cuttings; it works well, it was a builder who advised me to use it and his veg always grow very well.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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