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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 10:36
Lizzybusy wrote (see)

... You would think after all these years someone could design something better......

Those who experience the need are too busy gardening to design tools - hence all the inefficient tools on the market 

What are best shrubs for driveway, which will not scratch car!!

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:56

Any hedge will scratch a car if not kept trimmed back - even soft-foliaged plants will mark modern motor vehicle paintwork which is much softer than older types. 


10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:24

Never seen H. petiolaris climbing a tree ....... no idea if it would work


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:22

GWRS - if you're offering to do paperwork there's plenty here ...............

I can provide coffee, just short on the willpower

Removing Topsoil

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:14

If it's got to go quickly, what about seeing if any local allotment holders need any topsoil for new raised beds etc.

Good luck

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:08

I'd go with Hydrangea petiolaris - just make sure that it keeps within the boundaries of the wall so that it doesn't invade any guttering etc.  I've always found that small birds love hiding in it's branches and inspecting the flaky bark for insects.  I've also known robins to nest in an established one year after year. 

When it loses it's leaves in the winter, you get a wonderful tracery of reddish stems.

It won't need trellis but will attach itself to the wall but won't damage it.  Hopefully your neighbour will be ok with that. 

If not, I'd go with pyracantha


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:43

The problem I have with locking secateurs is not that they lock as in seize up, which as you say Dave should be prevented by regular lubrication, but that the little catch just moves up and engages after every cut, and has to be disengaged before the next cut - infuriating.

This seems to happen with every pair I've ever had, so I get the screwdriver out and remove the catch. 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:33

I'm still waiting to grow up


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:27

Good morning Bushman

Knees can really be a problem - think there must be an inherent design fault - I've tried complaining to the Maker but I keep being ignored  


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:12

Good morning Chicky  

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