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Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 16:35

Can we take that as a Brexit vote, Kazzi?

Best tools for gardening.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:07

1. Avoid cheap

2. Use the right tool for the job

3. Maintain your tools - not every day, but enough to keep them in good fettle

4. Don't lend tools

Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 11:01

I think that unless this is done in full knowledge of the downside it's got some difficulties. For instance I know a suburban verge that retains a lot of the wild vegetation from before it was a built-up area; so there are orchids, yellow rattle, ox-eye daisies, etc., which are more important for biodiversity than if they were replaced with garden plants, most of which are exotics. The native bluebell is becoming threatened by Spanish bluebells that hybridise and spread easily, primroses cross with primulas. Be very careful - pretty is nice, but it can be problematic.

Ducks on the pond - an island??

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 10:49

Anyone else think the new forum layout is awful?

Long handle shovel

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:55

Do you mean something like a giant decorator's shave hook, which you can draw across the soil to make a V-shaped trench?

How long to lay turf?

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:46

Well, that looks very good! Don't forget the watering - it'll drink it now that the sun is strong and the spring breezes are blowing.

Bent fork tines

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:03

Use the right tool?

Recommend Dutch Hoe

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:02

I'm still using my father's - approx. 70 years old (the hoe, that is).

Trellis & Posts

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:01

I've found 'Forest' products to be pretty good.

Whats best for screening a warehouse - upto 5-6m. Please see images.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 11:10

Hi GHworld, I agree with most others here that you will get a weird visual effect, especially as the warehouse will still be visible to left and right, over your neighbours' gardens.

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