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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:48

I can't see any problem provided the butt is lidded and the system is installed properly and cleaned regularly. Perhaps check that the ground slopes slightly away from the house.

Any Hayter experts out there?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:43

How big is your lawn? Is it smooth and flat?

Secure Garden Shed

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:58

At £1700 for the 8x6 they need to be good. Get a good wooden one and spend the difference on a good lock. I'd only have one if I could hide it somewhere!

conflicting answers

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:49

I always go to sleep at Downton Abbey, Jim

Gardeners World Quiz

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:21

To enter, click the 2 for 1 Gardens tab, then see how many of the garden numbers on the map don't correspond to the list.

conflicting answers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:02

' I don't mind long answers, but I really hate long questions, and I often just move on to the next after a couple of rambling lines, 'Get tot he point or I walk'. I get enough of those at work, at least I can butt in there though. '

 

Trouble is Jim, we tend to get quite a few posts here where the problem is too subtle or too complicated for a two-line question. Then we have to post back to find out the details of the problem before we can offer useful advice.

Daffodils in pots

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 07:25

I fear that your final sentence is the answer! The daffs will flower when they usually do, depending on species/variety.

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 18:26

I think you should tell them very politely that anything thrown into your garden will be handed back to them at a time that is convenient, in other words at your convenience, not theirs. So, for instance, if the ball comes over six times in half an hour you are not responsible for giving it back straight away or at any particular time. But you should not play into their hands by taking the ball hostage.

Make it clear that they are in no circumstances permitted to come into your garden and help themselves, and that if they do you will seek legal advice on trespass. 

You should also keep a written record of any incident that causes you inconvenience (digital photos have a date on them) so that should things get worse you will have evidence if you choose to go to the local PCSO for advice.

Does their neighbour on the other side have similar problems?

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:34

How tall is the fence, Duncan? Are you and your neighbour agreed that the fence belongs to them? Is this private housing or local authority/housing association? How old are their children?

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:19

Global balding may indeed be a branch of phrenology.

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Useful tool

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Spring!

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