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Posted: 10/09/2015 at 07:36

I hope you get them, Kef. My garage roof is covered in butyl. I cant see vandals wanting that. At one of the shops, we had a flat roof extension, and some of the local kids were climbing up a drainpipe and using the flat roof as a hangout place. We covered the drainpipe above 6ft with antivandal paint. Black stuff like tar that doesnt set.  Believe it or not, the week after I had an irate mother wanting to know what I was going to do about her little darlings ruined jeans and jumper. Sod all was the polite answer. We then added razor wire, but we had to have a recommendation from the police and planning permission for it. Can you replace it with something else and does your insurance cover the cost? I know nothing covers the time wasted and inconvenience caused.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 10:27

Yes, Jo.

Water it well the night before. Dig it up and it will usually break into clumps. 

Fertilise the area now with some bonemeal so that it makes new roots.

Replant each section, cutting off most of the top growth, and water in well.

Fertilise in spring with a general fertiliser or fish, blood and bone organic fertiliser.

I want a flower meadow

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:58

With such a large area, you could do Islands of perennials surrounded by a sea of annuals, giving a longer period of interest. Are you going to put hedges or native trees in as well? 

An oak or two would have plenty of room to spread, and support an entire ecosytem.

I want a flower meadow

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:49

Have a look at

They may have something like you want. If you have an annual meadow, it will have to be ploughed or rotavated each year. Perennial meadows take longer to establish.


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:36

Depends on whether they are annual or perennial. The annual ones you can pull up and put on the compost heap. Reseed in spring. The perennial Centaurea montana, gets a cut down after flowering. Leaves die down for winter, then regrow in Spring.

squirrels and MY Sweetcorn

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 14:47

A Jack Russell. They love chasing squirrels.

Raised beds and bunnies

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:04

Depends on how big the bunnies are.



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Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:00

 The VW cafe in Aarhus.

bine weed

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 09:50

If it is in a hedge and you want to keep the hedge, make sure if you spray you only get the long runners on the ground, and not the leaves on the hedge as it will kill the hedge as well. Glyphosate is the only suitable weedkiller, as it goes back into the roots, and the roots go down a long way. Most weedkillers just burn off the tops and the perennial roots will regrow.

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