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Latest posts by GWRS

Castor oil plant, should I keep it or remove it

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:17

Hello , personally I would keep it , a nice looking plant 

I got one but it never flowers , it also as survived several winters , it is in a sheltered spot 

wildlife friendly hedge

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:13

Hello , I have a hedge of Hawthorns which is full of sparrows , robins and blackbirds also get lots of other birds 

these where planted by the Builder as a condition of planning , personally I would have mixed them up a bit , your Local Council might have a list of native plants suitable for your area 

my only advise is put some compost in the soil and water for the first year

best of luck 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:38

Hello I have a battery hedge trimmer Bosc , brillant

New Member

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:15

Hello , I moved house a couple of times and I have always left it a while to see what grows , where sun sets etc Try sitting in different parts of the garden , it helps with a drink in your head and you might want the patio some where else

sounds like a soak away is a priority  

looks like a really nice house and garden , enjoy 

Ps. Wouldn't bother with a compost bin

Water Butts

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:06

Why not grow a clematis in a pot up it OR in a hanging basket down it

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:03

A cheap solution is go to B & Q a buy a bag of 10ml gravel , it will look nice until the plant covers it 

A request or suggestion.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:40

I am going to have a look at my setting , thanks for the tip

New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:37

Hello , yes compost left over winter will help

also you could buy the cheapest bags of multi purpose compost you can find and put that in as well 

best of luck 

New to allotments - need advice on clearing and planting

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:11

Hello again if you have to many weeds to compost , then burn them , they will dry out nicely this time of the year , if you can put them on a rack or pallet it seems to dry them out quicker 

we are only allowed to burn in one of those dustbins with a chimney , bit of wood , newspaper , I have even used fire lighters and you can get a real good fire going that will get rid of it all

do check if you are allowed to burn 

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:03

Just decided it doesn't really matter how tall they grow as long as the Cobs taste fine 

I think mine should be ready sept/October as well 

hear is to good eating

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