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Chicken manure....

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:28

Swaps are always better than monetary charges. Swap for seeds, plants, produce, labour - whatever you need.


Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:10

All sorts of biscuits, too many to name. Suppose my favourite is whatever one I am eating at the time.

New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 17:56

And take lots of photos!! Just to remind yourself what looks good or not, at different times of year.

Border or digging spade

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 17:52

I've got a normal spade and love it. I am 5'5''. Use it for everything.

Help, I'm young and completely clueless.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 17:49

Get some books out of the library and read, read, read, You will find lists of plants that will do well in your garden and lots of ideas.

Unwanted pond!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:42

As I said previously............If the pond is small you could try and net the tadpoles and relocate. Same with the fish if any.

Narrow Border - Help please?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:07

A half way step would to be to extend the border at the back to 2-3 ft and plant that up with some shrubs and perennials, maybe even a smallish tree, then plant climbers up the fence at the narrow right hand side. Best of both worlds really.

Unwanted pond!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:58

I assume that the pond is one made with a liner. If so once it is empty of wildlife you can rip it up and dispose of it. Or if you want a bog garden, leave it in place and puncture it with a garden fork all over. If it is a preformed pond, then it will have to be dug out . How big is the pond? If you are thinking of turning it in to a raised bed, does that mean it is above ground? If it is only a little pond, you could have a go at catching the tadpoles and relocating them somewhere else. Not PC of course but better than dumping them on the compost heap or in the bin. There may be fish in the pond. They will only come to light in the next month when they start to move around or if you try to empty the pond sooner. These will pose more of a problem in disposal. At lease the frogs will eventually leave of their own accord.

And while you are thinking this through, and if you have young children, a temporary fence round it needs to be erected. Or a grille depending on size.

When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:04

Get on and do it now. You need a fence. Your plants will recover if they are accidentally stood on as they will not be showing too much growth as yet. Go for it.


Terrible Garden, Low Budget

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:54

Looking at the photos,the slope is too steep to use scaffold boards. You would need something a bit meatier like sleepers which are bit expensive. The cheapest option is to dig it over, even out the ground and plant lots of ground cover stuff. Go round all your friends and beg plants. Us gardeners always have plants to spare!

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