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Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:02

I'l ship mine down to him Liri. A man has to be kept occupied or he gets up to all sorts of mischief.

Just look at doc! 

wooden planter

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:58

pansyface - as if anyone would take advantage of us poor, simple gardening folk....

Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:52

Scabious? There are pale purple ones, and there are now some dark ones if you want a contrast. Sedums - good for this time of year - there's a good pink called 'Brilliant' which is less dusky than some of the others. Some of the Heucheras or Tiarellas would be happy enough - darker plummy or patterned foliage rather than flower colour, although the Tiarellas have pinkish flowers, and they flower forever  

Anne Folkard's a lovely plant. Lots of Geraniums would suit the spot though


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:20

Knowledge and wisdom are definitely my attributes doc...

KEF - nursie outfit?...

My mum used to iron everything including towels. I don't do a lot of ironing but I hate it building up. I don't have a drier just now but when I did, I carefully folded stuff when it came out of it so did practically none ! Even the girls' school shirts didn't really need doing 


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:48

Hey doc - don't forget your woolly drawers love! 

Great to see you back and glad all is well with mum.  

I have some very good advice for you - don't eat the yellow snow...

And now that I've lowered the tone with that old joke, I'll get my coat and go back to work...

wooden planter

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:43

That's really a maths problem rather than a  gardening one I think!

If you simply work out the total length of timber required you can cost it from a Builder's or Timber merchant, and many of them have their price lists online which will make it easier. You can check the dimensions of the various types of timber there too. You'll need to factor in some small posts for the corners where the timber sides join, and also timber for the base. 

Advice for getting rid of plant

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:23

Good luck with it Andrew - always very exciting having your first proper garden  

As the others have said - you may find little bits keep popping up so be as thorough as you can and keep an eye out for any new shoots coming through next year from any bits you've missed. 



Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:15

Bob - you've got that right  

My wasps were regular visitors to the temporary bird bath. They, and the butterflies, liked sunbathing on the little rocks in it, so I'm looking forward to them making use of the specially placed flat ones by the new pond next year 

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:09

I suppose the idea of the leaves and plastic is similar to the way strawberry growers cover areas of bare ground between plants with heavy duty landscape fabric - keeps the plants clean and weed free. Have you got some photos of the site that you can put on here to give us an idea of the size of the plot, and the problem?

Erin, I think the main damage has been done when you rotivated unfortunately, but whatever the reason, you'll have to hand weed to get all the perennial weeds out if you don't want to use weedkiller. Once the ground's clear you can use a physical barrier between or around plants, but you really need to get the ground clear first to give your crops a good chance and to make it easier for you in the long run.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 18:58

Smashing big frame chicky - but I would expect nothing less from Mr Chick 

Didn't know they would cut the polyc. to size. That makes it a lot easier if Ggirl already has the timber. 

I'm lucky that I have wooden windows for my lids so easy for hinges Lesley. Don't think it would be too difficult to fit them on the poly, would just need to watch it didn't split so pre drilling might be good idea, although if you use  finer screws that should help. 

lily - I could swap you weather -it's not warm but it's dry. We're getting so little rain and my front grass needs it. 

Daughter is doing roast chicken so it means I can faff around on here for a bit, then I might watch the final of Bake Off.

Have a lovely time with Cleve chicky 

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