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Latest posts by hogweed

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Clearing a garden

Posted: Today at 12:57

Did you rake it after sowing the seed? I think you should have so that the seed is semi-covered.

lawn edging advice

Posted: Yesterday at 18:19

Sounds interesting - have you got a link?

Raising Cedar Crown - Advice Please!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:15

Perhaps best to talk to a few tree surgeons for advice and quotes.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: Yesterday at 18:10

Unless your ground is very soft, I would not lay them on a concrete base. I have done lawn edging and a brick patio circle for a swing just on compacted soil. My soil is just normal stuff. None of my bricks have moved in the last 10 years. I used brick pavers rather than bricks. They are slightly thinner I think than bricks but hard.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:55

I used to collect the cards from Brooke Bond teaand stick them in albums and the stamps on the front of the packet. 60 stamps on a card and you got 5 shillings for it!

I am not that old (ok, 61) I lived when I was little in a house with no electric. Bath was a tin bath in front of the range in the living room. Toilet was inside but the washhouse was outside with a big boiler and an iron mangle, glass washboard. Lighting was by Tilly lamp (paraffin).

A Senior Moment.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:43

The whipped carnation milk with a jelly in it - we called it foam and we had it on top of a regular jelly - jelly and foam. I still make it now occasionally.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:25

And of course a valerian - not the common officianalis - which grows about 3 feet and seeds everywhere! And the perennial sweet pea coming up all over the shop - took the weedkiller to that this year..............

Legal height of a beech hedge?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:59

I don't think we have the same north of the border. Best way is just to reach a compromise height with your neighbour, whatever that height may be.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:55

houttynia chameleon, that creeping miniature violet, a nettle like thing with a horrible smell, macleaya cordata, rhus typhina sending up suckers everywhere - I could go on!

Clearing a garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:46

If you are an early bird try out your sprinkler at around 6am! You will find water pressure much better then. Honest! That's what I used to do with mine.

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Petrol lawnmower for girlie

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Hand shears

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Pond pumps

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Plant id please

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Border edging

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Overwintering plants

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What is flowering now in your garden?

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Geoff Hamilton

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Shrub id please

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I wish...........

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Trillium in pots

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