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10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:07

I think they'd be ideal Jo. Anything tough and evergreen would do the job, but shrubs with berries would be best. Cotoneaster would be fine there. Keeping enough moisture there might be the biggest issue, but I had a sycamore round the corner and had plenty of stuff under it. The high rainfall helped, so you should be ok too! 

Removing Topsoil

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:04

I'd have said the same gfSteve, as 1.5 tons isn't actually that much once you start shovelling, but the OP has a new build garden so there may not be any borders etc to put the soil in. 

The freecycle thing might be worth trying, or even gumtree as it's your local area. Even an advert in a local shops if that's possible. 

Hope you have some success. Neighbours can be a pain at times.


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:56

A bit like you Dove - the thumb catch is a nuisance sometimes. I bought a new pair this summer and they're quite stiff, which I find tricky because of my useless wrists. Have to use the other hand to undo it. I often use the old, blunt Wilkinson Sword ones instead    

I give mine a quick squirt of WD40 every time I put them away which stops them locking. 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:50

Morning and afternoon lovely people 

Don't want to be political, but that sneering little weasel of a man's standing on a building site and I've just had my porridge. Hope it stays down 

Is the end in sight now W'song? 

These fires must be terrifying Pat. Water and fire - the two things in nature we have very little power over when they're at their strongest. 

The way my knees are going, I think I'll mostly be held together with stretchy nylon and hinges in future....

Off for a quick look round before work. Have a good day 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:42

I'm off too. See you all tomorrow 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:19

I'll try Panda. Ayr's about half an hour south west of me 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:54


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:28

Beech gets very dense - I would never plant it more closely than 15 " apart, 18"  would be better especially if it's a staggered row.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:24

Glad it's working for you Dove. I found mine strange at the start, and it's tight when I'm doing any scrambling, but I'm so used to it now that I barely notice it. I know I can't do any hill walking at all without it, so it's a minor niggle that I can easily live with 

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 18:49


hendy wrote (see)

Thick bleach poured directly on the weed if that fails caustic soda.



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