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How do I make raised beds

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 12:27

Raised Beds who's advice do I follow ??

Some say put Hard Core on bottom some say Don't put hard core on bottom.

Some say use layer of Manure,Some say Don't use layer of Manure so worms can easily enter

We have decided on using Old Railway Sleepers for the construction. They will be situated on old lawn area & back filled using soil from previous diggings around the property.  

Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 19:18

Thanks all

It appears (like I kind of thought ) wooden sheds seem to be the top choice.

The ones we already have needs replacing after 10yrs to the best of our knowledge. But even in their sorry state I would say they are better than the options from our local DIY superstore which really do appear to be made of little more than cardboard.

Well made ones run into hundreds But I guess would last for far far longer. The old concrete style we had for All my childhood down the bottom of my parents garden DO NOT appear available any more.

Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 19:08

I would Welcome your opinions on which shed I should spend my well earned money on ??????

Wooden / Plastic / Metal

After mending and making do over the last few years, I have come to the end of my capabilities and have to replace. These things are Not cheap to purchase but what material should I be looking at.

I was once told by a "man in the pub" that the Metal ones suffer from condensation and every thing gets wet from the inside.

Please enlighten me with your Knowledge 

recycling plant pots?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:49

Our council recycling collection will Not take any regardless that they carry the "can be recycled " marks on them.

So I stand on them break them down and put in the bottom of the collection box when empty a few at a time. Then put the rest of the weeks recycling on top over the week. 

It seems to work and I don't think its them that the collectors spread / drop all over the road and grass verge week after week during their visit.

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:24

I have seen a Clematis that was in flower early in spring with orange / pink flowers and loads of colour. It was in a pub car park and it was covering their sign. I might pop and and take a cutting ( yes I will ask first )

Would love to include an Honeysuckle But don't think there's enough for ALL 3 ???

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:21


I wish to purchase a Clematis to grow up an arch which already as a Rose growing up one side and slightly across top.

The Rose flowers from April (ish) so I would like a small early flowering Clematis with plenty of blooms (which most seem to have) which will display prior to the Rose

Any ideas which ???


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:03

Planted New plant earlier this year, was told Not to harvest it for first season. So what do I do with the large leafs ect ect ???? Will they just die down ?? 

Oh its growing in a large pot Not garden should that make a difference to your advice

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:17

I would wager that in Montys pocket there is a piece of string ???? Just in case & a pen knife of course

Well done Monty & James Wong told me what I wanted to know in a way that I understood

I think the over all week was far better than last years well done to the Beeb

Is it only me ??

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:11

I had struggled to find liners for 17" baskets in recent years using weed restrainer off a roll cut to size held in place by clothing pegs until compost was in place to hold it down. 

I thought these plastic grill type would be ideal No liners and easy to plant up, which they are but the lower plants get so little water because of rapid leakage from the upper ones

Are well we live & we learn 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:24

A shed (sorry shack) that moves around ones garden. We had one of those Last winter thanks to El Nino winds !!!!!!

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