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Latest posts by Bluebaron

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!

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 14:19
I moved into a new home 18 months ago with big plans for the large mature garden. Whilst I have done a lot I have yet had the bravery to really do what I want. An example is 90 foot run or mature rhododendron about 8 foot tall. Whilst I admire them I would prefer a more structured look and would love to swap then it for an 8 foot yew headge. The desire to wait 6 odd years for this is probably the thing holding me back but I guess that's what gardening is all about, patience! Still if I had been brave enough 12 months ago at least I would have a 2 foot hedge now. Anyone else having trouble creating their perfect garden because they aren't brave enough to rip out the old?

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:42
Just got one of these for ??56 reduced from ??225.

Plant feed ??1.50 down from ??5.99

Xmas decorations down to 75%.

All at RHS Wisley shop.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 01:46
Wait for a dry day and rake them away. Don't walk on them either.

Discussions started by Bluebaron

Greenhouse bar capping

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Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 18:52

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

How would you approach it? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 00:25

Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 18:49

Rotting Dahlias

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

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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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 16:12

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 16:02

My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

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
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