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New gardener rose question

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 19:46

Hi thanks for the advice, is it damp conditions??  or just hard luck that I got this??

New gardener rose question

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:10

Great, I had noticed that a couple of surrounding roses has also started to show the signs.  Can I stop this from occuring again??  is it because I live in such a damp climate?

Thanks

New gardener rose question

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 15:09

Hi

I bought 2 roses for daughter and other half - Katherine and Sophie (roses were named)  Sophie is going great, however Katherine is looking pretty unwell. I have

tried lots of bug spr

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11422.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

ays, but still the plant declines,. any thoughts?

Shed bases

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 14:49

HI - no one responded to my question, so I guessed noone had tried the base stuff.  So I put my own concrete base down.  I took pictures of how I did it if anyone wants to know how.  Cost £100 all in.  Attached is a picture of my shed all finished.  All 50 stone of it.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11421.jpg?width=350

 

 

Took an hour to get the batons level, 30 mins to pour the concrete, 2 days to set. Then 4 hours to build the shed.

This is my its my garden shed

 

Frugal gardening techniques

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 07:42

Just a final update on the Vinegar weedkiller.  Yes it works, but be very careful how you apply.  It was worked really well on the path, driveway.  But on the lawn where I had a few dandelions it has killed masses of grass around the weed.Roughly 8 inches either side of the dead weed.

Shed bases

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:18

Hi I'm just following up another thread... I am about to buy a shed, it is really heavy at 68stone and I saw another thread that mentioned  "Hawklok" somesort of shed base system - has anyone used it?  I'm trying to avoid putting lots of concrete down and ruining the rest of the garden in the process.

 

Thanks

Frugal gardening techniques

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:14

salt??  I had heard (may be wrongly) that nothing ever grows again on salted land???

Ref teh bleach idea I do that on the gravel path as well!  Also down the side of the drive way, works a treat!

Frugal gardening techniques

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 11:34

sotongeoff there were a few weeds within the lawn, I had heard that the home remedy did and did not kill surrounding greenery, So I thought I would try and target just the weed on one spot and a general spray on another ... this is the another ...and it killed everything.  ooops, you learn by your mistakes.  I have since bought some roundup killer and over the weekend got on my hands and knees and pulled up the weeds!

Shed Base

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:50

Hi julia 3 - did you try the Hawklok out??  I'm looking to put a shed down as well and don't fancy the grief to put bit of concrete down

Frugal gardening techniques

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10907.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

ahh now, the frugal weedkiller made from vinegar has killed, well everything.

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New gardener rose question

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Shed bases

Hawklok shed base - anygood? 
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Frugal gardening techniques

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