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grass cutting

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 13:20

the odd winter cut on a dry day to 'tidy up' it fine on a high setting. Otherwise wait until grass starts growing in late march/April.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:17

too early, lawn will be bare for a long time and weeds will get in.

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 14:50

Thanks for the advice.

I was thinking of bidding on this:

Although to be honest its getting a bit high on price now and i'm not sure I can get it taken down without breaking it to pieces!!

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:00
Too far from me. I suggest you stick them on eBay if you don't want them. Probably worth a ??5 a plant minimum.

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 13:37
Steve, where r you located? I would love some of that.

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 20:48
Raised beds mean that you can future proof you gardening for when you are getting on and can't bend down so much!

I like the idea of doing one a year. My beds have too much soil now and slope up perhaps 8 inches at the sides. I could reduce this to make one nice raised bed and then do another next year.

I'm tempted to make some with breeze blocks. It's cheaper than timber and was looking at this.

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 16:23
Very nice. Well done for putting it up at this time of year as well! Brrrrrr

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 15:40
Hi all, I'm looking at buying a second hand very large glasshouse (10 x 5 metres). It is in fairly good order but is in excess of 50 years old. Anyone done this sort of thing before? My first job would be to remove all the glass and then attempt to break it up in such a way that it isn't damaged and can be rebuilt. Any tips appreciated.

Are they any good now

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 12:24
Autumn raspberry are cut down every year anyway. If they are summer they are still good but no fruit this year.

Blackcurrant will take a few years to grow back but again may be ok.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:59
This looks like a challenge!

I'm in. ill probably start with the free zinnia seeds in next month gardeners world! I've got some dahlia plans as well and always grow sunflowers. This year I think I'll try several different types.

Photos due mid summer!
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Discussions started by Bluebaron

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

How would you approach it? 
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Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Rotting Dahlias

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Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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garden help

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californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 14:28

GArden Fork Recommendation

Its broken again! 
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