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I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:43

I have long nails and the only gloves that last with me is a thin pair of leather gloves. Otherwise, stick your nails into a bar of soap before you start gardening. The soap under your nails will keep them clean. Tip from I think Kim Wilde on the tele in a prog about celebrity gardeners many moons ago.

How to remove HUGE shrub

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 16:23

A good dose of cussedness also comes in handy!

Garden Idea Help

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 19:35

Not sure he can put trellis on top of the fence - it looks to be the allowable 6foot already. He could attach trellis on the fence or training wires and grow stuff there. Wouldn't help the privacy issue but would help the bareness of the fence. A couple of small trees might help to break the sightlines from next door. Amelanchier would be one that would do, or the small growing rowans. Fruit trees might be another possibility. There is not anything I can think of that would give you any amount of the same privacy that your huge hedge did (unless you want another hedge?).

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 19:25

I already do pay more for milk. I get it delivered and it is local milk delivered by a local firm. Quite happy to pay a premium for it.

planting stuff at the wrong time

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 18:21

The kids could plant cress and these sprouting seeds/beans (mung beans?) on the windowsills. That might pass a month or so.


Help! Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:29

This is something that is going to cost a lot of time, energy and inclination. If the beds are now mostly grass, I would be tempted to wait until the spring and dig out the clumps of perennials. Move them into a nursery bed and then put weedkiller down. Wait a few weeks then spray again if more green shoots appear. Dig it over and wait a few more weeks if you can. Then replant. Put a thick layer of mulch down and keep an ever vigilant eye on the weeds. Deal with any you see immediately either digging them out or use spot weedkiller. I walk round my garden every morning and try to deal with weeds as soon as I see them. They are pesky creatures.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:12

It is winter after all when the days are inclement and very little gardening work can be done. What can be better than talking about gardening with like minded folk? Not a lot!


Standards and Clematis - can roots go rampant?

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:09

The roots of standard roses are nor that much bigger than normal roses so no problem there. Same with clematis  I've never had a problem with clematis roots.


small tree that has long tail like things hanging down ??

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:05

If the tails are hanging now it could be Garrya elliptica. If the tails were purple and hanging in the summer, then Leycestria formica (pheasant berry).

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:28

 Tonto (a Bengal) and Daisi Mai (an Oriental). Two of my 3 cats.

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