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Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: Yesterday at 23:15
Heel in one direction, rake, then heel at right angles and rake.

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: Yesterday at 13:42
A good raking as Verdun says will get rid of most of the stones. Don't worry about those below the surface. No-one has stone-free ground!

Using treated railway sleepers as a garden wall...

Posted: Yesterday at 11:36
If the wall is going to be high then I think you are better off with gabions or brick/concrete blocks. Old sleepers apart from the tar and smell, are just not very attractive.

I'm really going to do it this year!

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 17:01
Go for it! Good luck and happy digging!

Grass in block paving

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 11:33
The trick is to spray with Pathclear before it gets too bad. Pathclear stays in the soil and so prevents more weeds growing (to a certain extent). There will only be a problem with dead weeds if you leave it too long before spraying and the weeds get too big.

Anyone used woodblocx

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 23:04
Very nice - what a good job.

Favourite trees - sunny but windy site

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 22:59
Amelanchier for me - spring blossom and autumn colour.

Landscapers - advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:50
When I needed some work done last year, I chose a firm from the yellow pages going on the photos of projects completed and testimonials. I wrote out a list of what I wanted done including sizes and got 2 quotes from 2 firms. I went with one of the firms who said they had not done one of the things I wanted (a brick circle made of pavers). They made a cracking job of it and the rest of the work so I got them back later to relay a path at the side of the house. Up until now I had done all the hard landscaping in the garden including patio, pond, steps and paths but am no longer fit to do it. Sometimes you just have to get someone in.

Do your homework, get a few quotes and choose the ones that give you confidence. Good luck.

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:26
Bring back Bob Flowerdew. I learnt lots from him even if some of his ideas were a bit wacky!

Landscapers - advice needed

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 19:42
Have a good look at their website photos and/or their 'portfolios'. If they have no photos - beware. Most good landscapers are more than willing to show off their work and you can then get a good idea of the type of company they are and the type of work they do. Some hard landscapers do not do planting (apart from grass) but that is no biggy. Most would be happy for you to check out one of the jobs they have done, in person.
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No such thing as a bargain!

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Plant id please

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