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Greenhouse potting bench

Posted: Yesterday at 20:32
I made my own potting bench about 4 foot long
Was not too hard to produce with tantalised timber and a hand saw

what does your garden mean to you

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:55
It's a place where one hour becomes four because I just love being in there.and time just goes in to overdrive. It's a place to think of the past, present and future.and how my garden has being enjoyed and welcoming by family and friend
If a place that symbolises a certain level of tranquility and calmness that I would not find in any other place
It's my garden and I love it

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:45
??47 a year. Put a 0 on the end of it and that getting close.
I propogate a lot of my plants and save on cost but there is always something on my wish list when I peruse the plant catalogues. But what I try to do is always to buy plants that I can successfully propagate.

Brass outdoor tap

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 11:17

Hose lock not hose lick

Brass outdoor tap

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 11:16
Hi Liz

You need a 15mm thread tap connector . You can buy them in plastic or brass.
The threaded side screw on to you tap and the the other side will click in to your hose connector
You can buy them in most DIY and GC.Hose lick do a plastic one for about ??2.50 each

Fixing the lawn after killing moss

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:25
As well as scarifying the lawn to remove the build up of moss you should look at what is causing that condition to exist. Moss lives due to wet condition so attempt to remove any overhanging branches from shrubs that would cause a drip effect to the lawn surface. The next stage will be to aerate the lawn this will improve drainage to the surface and allow air, water and light in to the lawn. Aerating can be carried out using a hollow tine fork that will create circular holes approximately 5" deep n to the lawn. You should then add sharp sand and grit in to your top soil dressing and brush In to holes created by the tine fork . This will then create solid drainage hole in your lawn that will allow water, light and air to permeate the soil and encourage new grass shoots. Not an easy job but very satisfying when your lawn appearance slowly improves

Structural plants for woodland garden

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:36
If would plant some Piers possibly silver flamingo. They will not grow too big and will give you superb colour in late spring and throughout the season. Prefers an acidic soil and good shade from early morning sun

Is there anything missing from this home made compost?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:47
Agree with Verdun as there is a good balance of ingredients in your compost mix. As long as you mix it up periodically and keep it watered when required that mix should give some quality compost


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:09
My team is Aston Villa
Love my club but a disastrous season
Wake me up when the nightmare over ????????????

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 22:05
Thank you all for your heart felt words Joyce, Runnybeak, flowers in the rain, and verdun. We all have one thing in common as all on this blog and thats our love of gardening.
I hold this blog with high respect and the people that show such goodwill to others with their kind and thoughtful comments.
Please all keep safe and thank you again
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