Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

To my loyal subjects

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 19:58

Fairygirl, do you mean the Proclaimers 'Jean, let me get lucky with you'? I think it's much better than Rule B.

Bushing oak trees...

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 19:52

How big is your sapling, Charlie? Photo?


Posted: 25/12/2015 at 19:50

Just to be sure, do you want a shovel or a spade?

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 07:17

jo47, a fair few Black Redstarts winter round the coast, particularly in the south and especially in Cornwall. Gardenmaiden, I wouldn't say the Robin and Dunnock songs are anything like each other - the Dunnock is a twitter, whereas the Robin is a warble. 

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 07:00

Lurching swiftly back to the about approaching the owner or agent of the house next door?

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 07:42

Go to Listen Again on the iPlayer - it's the programme from Harpenden (repeated yesterday) and the dahlia discussion starts about 5m50sec in.

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 16:01

Discussion about this on GQT the other day.

Cats in the vegetable beds!

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 15:52

Better to net the cats rather than the beds. Dash it - how many people have I offended now.

Grass Paths

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:56

I'd forget grass. Various nice gravels are available, such as the flinty or Cotswold ones about 20mm, which are a yellow/gold colour, or use slate, which comes in various colours. Lay this on a base of AT LEAST 150mm (I used 300mm on a couple of jobs and they're still fine after 15 years) of crushed stone of the sort that is sold as sub-base (20mm to dust). Compact this base course with a tamper or by machine (a whacker or a small roller). Brick edge or timber would be fine. Don't under-design or skimp on the build quality - you only want to do the job once!

what is this vegetable? ID please

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:41

Netting is not good for birds either. Only careful observation or camera traps would show whether there were hedgehogs.

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