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petrol strimmers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:56

I use a Stihl Kombi which is excellent and I would highly recommend, but use the green oil.

I did have a Ryobi which did the job, but the vibrations were really bad and when it had any problems not one garden machinery repairer would touch it.

If weight is an issue both Stihl and Husqvarna do battery powered machines, but I have no experience of them

spring onion seeds

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:13

I had similar problem this year.  Direct sowings some in the garden and the allotment and nothing.

I've put it down to a bad batch and I will try again next year but will try them in modules to get them going first


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:57

Try to catch Beechgrove Garden on BBC Scotland (Sky Channel 951) on Wednesday at 7,.30pm or BBC 2 England early Sunday morning.  Jim McColl will be going through your very question

Lawn Care Query

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:46

Have a look on or 

To my knowledge it was always best to use individual treatments depending on what the lawn requires.

New Shed Advice

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:53

Hi All,

As per my previous post I have now planted my Hornbeam hedge and they are starting to bud nicely.

My attention has now turned to treating myself to a new shed. but I have a few questions.

I previously had a dog run in the corner and the area is paved over but the slabs are not 100% level.  Will this be a major issue?

What's everyone opinions on pent versus apex roofs?

Obviously I need to get in to maintain it, so how far away should I site it from my new hedge.

Many thanks

Hornbeam Hedging Question

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:39

Hi all,

I am planning to put a Hornbeam hedge round the perimeter of my back garden as it is against an old fence I want it to grow about 8 feet high to give me some privacy.  The ground is very heavy wet clay so I think this species is the best option.

My big question is should I plant a single row or a double staggered row?

Last Years Seeds

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 22:54

Thanks very much for the replies folks.

I'm pleased I asked as I will save a few quid this year, so my veg will taste even better!!

Last Years Seeds

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:36

Hi all,

A bobby basic question here, so please bear with me...I have some seeds left over from last year as I always order too many and I am keen to know if I should bin them or can I plant them?


Sorry if this has been asked before

Composter not composting!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 22:26

As with the comments above turning is the secret and try to keep it moist.  I turn mine every 6 weeks and moisture with some booze via my

I also have a probe thermometer which is a good way of checking when your bin is working and when the temperature drops its time to turn.

Have a look on You Tube for some advice too

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 21:14

That's Monty done till March!

Hopefully there will be some repeats of some gardening programs on through the winter season

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