Latest posts by garjobo

I hate flies..

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:57

great thanks for those suggestions. I will try the mint, and elder leaves.

I hate flies..

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:33

Not that Ive seen a lot around at the moment - clearly a wet summer overhere is keeping them at bay.

But, when they do come out, any ideas on plants flies dont like...and herbs?


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:32

Never liked em' - not proper pets anyway. I have actually had one and appreciate they can be quite cute. However,

I have about 3 cats coming and going in my garden. I am armed with a watergun and have tried cat spray. It annoys me greatly seeing them jumping about amongst my plants particularly the ones i plant to eat such as blueberry, rasp canes etc...and caught them spray there too.

A raised bed ive thought of and do have a few in the garden. But any other suggests? My dad has an automatic ( selfmade ) sprinkler which goes off when they walk about..but aside from going to those measures?

Thoughts? And simple spray..or plant scent they dont like? I can place near fences?

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:25

Wellies - I speak from experiance ( sadly ) and the worst! thing you can do is let them know they annoy you. Chances are they will be the type of ingrates who don't give a stuff anyroad so you tackling the situation head on will only make things a 100x worse. And - worse still - the fact you have tackled it and it continues means will ache on your mind until the day you or they move..every single sound that comes from 'them' will be intensified as though it was a delibrate attempt make a noise..even on the occasions it may not of been. Honestly. best not let on and instead make your own noise ( in the hope perhaps 'they' may complain about you and an amicable agreement can be agreed. )

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:27

KEF I hope your not siding with those 'orrible neighbours who couldnt give a blinking stuff about the noise they gabble on at. Yes, there are two sides to every story ( as the great PCollins once said ) but I don't want to have to listen to their side of the story..what they earn, where they are going, whose coming around etc etc People should respect others privacy. A few parties here and there no problem but every time someone heads into the garden they should be aware of their own annoying voices.

Echo however what youve also said, in that not a lot more advice can be said on the matter. You have crud neighbours- do what i did and move! and then hope/prey you get lucky next time around!!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:36

lol at this one. I had neighbours so bad, 4 dogs, threats as well as the noise - aka music left on when they werent even in!! we were basically 'forced' to move - at a cost to ourselves. That was a semi-detatched. We paid extra for a run-down detached right now.

(A) Dont let the neighbours know how annoying/noisy there are ( unless you think they are 'resonable' in our situation..things get totally out of hand.

We currently have decent neighbours but, like you, we have a couple who just have loud annoying voices..even the whistle he does grates!..Now..this is nothing like our last lot so to be honest..we can live with it. Saying that, have erected a fence, put sleepers up as high as i can go, with some bricks up halfway. I am growing evergreen shrubs including loads of bamboo. I have also double thickened our fence ( makes no difference mind you! ), and dug in a years or so time perhaps everything will grow and at the very least..out of sight out of mind.

I totally get where your coming from. I love my garden, plants and flowers..other neighbours dont give a stuff about there but come out and chat away. I know it sounds..lame..for want of a better word, and i know i dont live in the country..i wish i did, but i too would just love to come into my garden and potter away and hear nothing but wind and birdsong.

I actually perfer the drizzlier days..means 'they' arnt in their garden!!

I am considering a small water feature however just to aid a little of my own noise. Other than has been said, a double thick, high brick wall...costing gowd knows!! and fast growing dense shurbs/bamboo is basically your only solution.

Greenhouse - out of shape - photos..

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:11

THANKS for all the replies...'fins' sticking up?? any answers to that one please let me know.

Its all greek to me..honest the instructions were dreadful..but obviously im at fault. I did swop things about when i realised things werent fitting ...tried my best.

Welcome any other thoughts..perhaps i will re-take some photos and repost perhaps.

THANKS again for replies and bothering to take trouble to look.

Greenhouse - out of shape - photos..

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:16

Thanks Andy...guessing that myself. So..whats the solution to this? The base was..level..on both sides..cant i strength it..straight it?

Greenhouse - out of shape - photos..

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:13

Further to my earlier threads re my 'slightly mishaped' greenhouse.

I have posted photos - uploading on here does not appear to work - i have therefore put them onto youtube. I never done this appologies but appears to work ok. I will delete them off youtube in a day or two depending on replies.

You will have to pause the photos perhaps. But essentially, my questions are..

- The bent roof strip is quite apparent on a few photos. Thoughts welcome as to why. Certaintly a couple of panes of glass didnt line up..but got them in.

Its a 6 x 10ft aluminum greenhouse, Eden, bought from Argos, with toughened safety glass, 3mm thick.

- You cant tell from the guttering shots or side shots but the greenhouse is bent..looking down the line of the guttering and you cant really see the other is bowed. Both sides.

- The back of the greenhouse - all ok - but..seems..slight..lets say..a little..'thin'..i mean..literally just 3 panes of glass stacked up on one another. Am i missing something. Done something wrong? Connecting it?

Looks, feel strong enough to touch, i think. The door was off a little..i'd say not totally square..but why the rood sags a little? and the off-sides?

- Finally...i zoomed up/paused on some holes in the side frame. About 3 of them either side. What are they for?

I have no spare pieces etc.

On the 4th photo...see the roof joints...they dont come right down etc..that ok?

THANKS for your time/trouble.



Posted: 18/06/2013 at 21:15

I have just dug in - in eron. soil two blueberry plants, raspberry and i have a growing blackberry.

I threw in some nice manure, sand/pebbles for drainage /  seaweed power / fish,blood n bone / blood /  potash and covered up with a nice mulch.

I wait and I wonder if anything materialises.

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