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Expandable hose

Posted: Yesterday at 19:56
Dovefromabove says:

Here's an old thread about it


I wouldn't get one.  

See original post

 Thanks Dove.

Tall plant in wet place

Posted: Yesterday at 19:42

All depends if you are looking for a tree or a shrub or a perennial. Evergreen or deciduous. You will have to narrow the search parameters a bit because the list would be endless without.

Advice needed on New petrol mower.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:40

I have a Honda Easistart. Great mower.

Expandable hose

Posted: Yesterday at 11:29

has anyone got one? Are they any good? Getting another outside tap so thought I would give one a go.

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 23:10

I ordered quite a few plants from another nursery and some of them were very similar to your photos. I potted them on and have grown them in an unheated greenhouse for the past 3 weeks and they have come on in leaps and bounds. All of them are sturdy plants now. All mine had a good rootball as yours have. I did make the supplier aware that I was a bit disappointed in the plants but that I had potted them on so would see how they went. The supplier said that if I did have any losses they would replace or refund. 

The Accused

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 20:52

I would be netting my koi carp pond by now!

Cutting back

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 23:33

Stout pair of gloves, grab hold of brown leaf, pull. Repeat.

Gift for an allotmenteer..

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 23:31

I would go for a more practical gift - either a soil testing kit which is useful to all gardens or a pair of leather gardening gloves - or both!  Or all gardeners would welcome a good pair of secateurs or a stainless steel trowel. These are items replaced on a fairly regular basis. 

I think if you have not seen either growing space it would be very problematic buying them a plant of any description. without asking them first. It is a nice gesture but what if they dont like fruit, or haven't the room or allotment rules forbid trees etc etc. Much better to get them a non-plant present. 

If you don't mind showing the value of your gift, a really good present would be a voucher for Chilterns seeds. I would love someone to do that for me. An excellent selection of flower and vegetable seeds as well as old and new varieties. 

Or a subscription to a gardening magazine or The Cottage Gardener.


Posted: 19/04/2017 at 23:22

As my snails mysteriously launch themselves out of my garden and crash into the church wall next door with a satisfying, to me, crunch, I do tend to fleetingly have a 'poor snail' thought, but only fleetingly.as I think if they had got their trajectory a but lower they might have landed on the grass verge instead. Conversely, I have no compunction about consigning hundreds of bluebell bulbs into my brown bin. Nor any errant dandelions. Never do I think 'poor misguided plant - you thought you were a fine example of your species but I just think you are a weed'!  Bad person gardener. 

Unruly garden!

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 23:12

First cut the grass! Once you have it cut you will have a better idea of what problems you have there. If the grass is uneven and bumpy after you have cut it, you can fill the hollows with a mixture of topsoil/compost and grass seed and keep it watered until it sprouts. And obviously try and keep any pets or children off it while this is happening.  

And then it is just a case of hard work. I assume that the glass and rubble are in the borders - or at least in the areas with no grass? If so, it is a case of digging it over by hand one area at a time and picking out all the junk.. You can then rake it level and do whatever you wish with the cleared areas - plant them up or turn it into lawn. 

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