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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:45

Now that Beechgrove has gone nationwide CG - you get lots of tips and techniques on there. One programme for half an hour can't possibly be all things to all people so I wonder if that's why they've done it. If one doesn't suit you the other one might! It's certainly a step in the right direction. The only issue I have is the 'slot switching' which happens over the summer due to sport. I think that needs addressed by the powers that be. Not everyone has cable/satellite tv to automatically record them.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:33

Resolva's the only weedkiller I ever use because it works quickly. I was thinking the same as wb though. Especially if there are neighbouring properties whose owners might be getting an invasion of weeds from your garden!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:41

Hi John - I have it too. It's a little saxifrage or sedum with yellow flowers but it pulls out easily. Don't have quite as much as that though!  


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:38

I think that's right addict. You're supposed to leave any woody chippings for a while before you use them as mulch. Probably just pile them up and store them for a bit chicky?


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:16

PP- I'd agree it can look good on a big scale but in most gardens I don't think it works very well. I like good plants of any type to be able to hold their own which I don't feel  prairie planting manages. Just my personal choice though! 


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:25

Hi Verdi. Agree- if all plants are the same height it looks nothingy. They need contrasting colours or foliage to make them work. If you like the prairie thing I suppose it's fine, but I often think they look uninspiring and wishy washy. I think most grasses need a good contrast or they disappear.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:21

Hi John. By the look of the pic you have a 'two tier' looking shrub. I'd go in and take all the tall bits off back to around the height of the bottom half or even lower. I moved a pieris a few months back and it's looking fine with plenty of new growth but  I had to remove a mature branch  to get it out. That branch won't re grow but new shoots are  coming from it and in the meantime the rest of the shrub will hide that. If you cut your long bits back now it'll have time to re generate a little before the winter and next year you'll get a bit of new growth which will eventually fill out and make it a nice bushy plant again. 


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:53

I have to agree with you LL. Whether you have a lot of knowledge or not -  isn't it nice just to enjoy watching something pleasant with no shouting and yelling or loud music in the background!

I must be getting old...


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:46

Steady on Verd!

Cloudy here and a little dampness but hoping it'll clear as I have some grass -well clover and buttercups- to cut. Front grass is looking smart though. Bit more to do with the shed base prep and I need to paint the back of it as well before it's moved or it won't get done -as I won't be able to get into it. Shifting the slabs for part of the base is a bit tough - they're rather heavy 

KEF- you know how to live. A night out and in bed by 11.30....

BL that's the problem when people visit isn't it? My house is quite tidy and clean all the time but you always do a bit more in case they take a closer look!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:34

It'll tell you on the tin Janet where it says about cleaning the brushes. If yours has an added wax in it I'd guess it might be oil based. Anything put on top of it will probably just slide off. Seems ludicrous that it's got  wax so that it's protecting it for 5 years - but it's coming off! Not a great bargain when you assume you're saving  yourself more work is it?

Definitely not doing what it says on the tin!!

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