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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.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:15

That is a beautiful photo

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:56

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52338.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 The last of the Delphiniums with nasturtiums in a large pot on a rainy dull day.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:49

obelixx, it will be outdoors and made from pressure treated timber; total cost £38 ish plus £5 for galvanised bucket. It will go in fron of the double doors to the garage which is my studio. It will be used for potting, washing pots and seed trays and prepping garden veg so I don't have to take muddy veg into the kitchen.

Your bench arrangement sounds very good; any chance of a photo?

Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:59

I only know about lashings of lemonade from Enid Blyton books

Looking at the design this a.m. it does look rather like a double bed head with outdoor urinal for someone with long legs. I might have to make some modifications...

Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:56

The local post office 100 metres away has just closed down last month and they only had tabloids. I like i paper when I can get it.

onions

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:42

I'm an onion novice, I planted Red Baron last Autumn as directed on packet. They started trying to flower a week or two ago so dug them up put them on seed trays in a single layer and left them in the conservatory as we have had a lot of rain here recently. Do I now wait for the foliage to go brown and then hang them? I will be planting in the spring next time.

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: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

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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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

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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