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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Silver birch

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:46

This is a good time of year to brighten up the garden by cleaning the trunks and branches of silver birch. Just gently scrub them down with water, using a soft handbrush or a car sponge. It's surprising how much better they look without all that mould and muck. Mind the new buds, though.

Creosote

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:26

Perhaps approach Trading Standards or the H and S Executive for advice, but if you've hardly met him why not initiate an amicable and factual calm discussion.

Perhaps he doesn't realise why he's getting the headaches.

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:14

The really important thing here is that you seem to have very inconsiderate or ignorant neighbours. Do you get on with them?

ID a big bird

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:57

That they hold their fairly narrow wings in a shallow V shape, and the particular way they sometimes tip from side to side as they hunt fairly low, always says Harrier to me. The narrower wings can make them seem smaller than a Buzzard, but the size is similar. After that it partly comes down to when you see it. It sounds like a Marsh.

ID a big bird

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:24

Well, it won't be a Honey Buzzard, because they've all gone to Africa. A useful way of shortening the list of suspects! Did you get an idea of the actual size?

Moles

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:12

Let's hope he doesn't shoot anyone by aiming into unseen spaces.

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:10

For anyone who isn't sure how to prune, those pics would be no help at all.

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 15:39

Whatever it is, it's got big jaws if it makes punctures two inches apart.

Help with some plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 15:36

2nd picture looks like beech.

Using a growlight with a propagator

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 16:36

I'm sure the cannabis will be just fine

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Useful tool

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Spring!

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Gardeners World Quiz

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Silver birch

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Hedging shears

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Malvern

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