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Road building anyone?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:12

I agree with Joe - dig out and compact base then fill with crushed concrete/rubble/hardcore and compact again (or get tractor to drive back and forth over it lots of times) and then top off with a finer grade hardcore type stuff.

It may be worthwhile letting local farmers/builders know that you have a need for broken up hardcore as they sometimes have to get rid of it and would have to pay to take it to a tip.  

But make sure they know it must be broken up (or rather down) to a size that can be compacted before they deliver it, as otherwise you'll get chunks the size of half a house tipped up on your driveway. 

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:03
Clarington wrote (see)
Mike - I do our lawn twice a year but never really know when is best to do it. Do you think there are good and bad times?

I do ours in the late autumn and early spring - well, that's the plan anyway 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:02
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

Morning all didn't realize woody' s garden had been open to the public and therefore his address was known. Just being over cautious. Sorry if I upset anyone...........

Of course you haven't   It's good that we all watch out for each other 

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:43

I think one of the most important skills a child can learn is how to sit still quietly and watch - it's then that things start to become interesting 

Thicker, heartier yews?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:41

Yew is perfectly happy being cut hard back - in fact this will make it grow thicker and stronger.  

Info on growing and maintaining a hedge here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=353 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:31

Neighbour's chickens are announcing loudly and proudly the arrival of another egg 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:21

I love Gt Dixter - we visited in late summer which was a fabulous time to see the plantings - I still enjoy looking at the photos I took (pre digital days so it was that long ago - must be about 15 years ago - time to go again 

The house is well worth a visit too!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:14

Just checked the BBC news website - there have been floods in other parts of Norfolk - hope Snoodle's ok - think her area may be susceptible 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:10

Morning Clari 

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:09

I'd start with a wildlife pond 

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