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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Mystery Plants..

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:13

Spiraea japonica, probably Goldflame; big white daisy; some sort of mint

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:52

I knew someone who put salted peanuts out. OMG, as the young people say.

How do I deter/ catch thieves from my allotment

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 07:17

Some years ago I worked for a while on a site near an urban fringe allotment which must have been a couple of acres, Because of vandalism and theft the city council eventually had to enclose the whole thing with ten-foot high heavy duty mesh fencing and give the allotment holders keys to the enormous padlocks on the massive gates. A sad case.

Bentonite

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 07:11

You can use it as a pond liner.

Overgrown Ivy on House

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 06:57

Disturbing nesting birds is a criminal offence. Can you wait until August? There's no guarantee that your ivy will remain variegated and I suggest you will spend a lot of time keeping it under control. Perhaps think about something less demanding,

Brush Removal

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 06:53

Just check whether there is anything worth keeping. There may be some decent small trees in there.

Magpie Seen Caching Food

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:38

What are the trees, Jim?

Moving magnolia

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:49

Where your septique is concerned it's best not to argue with the guys from the authority and why would you want to? Just move the magnolia when it's dormant - it may work and it may not. If you delay, as suggested, it is less likely to work. And would you rather have the septique not working?

A test for those with rhodo knowledge

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:43

Hi Mike. I have to disagree with you about the wonder of Rhododendron ponticum. There are hundreds of other Rhododendron species and thousands of cultivars from all sorts of crosses. Most of these have much more polite habits than R. ponticum, which is a major pest in woodlands, moorlands, NT estates, nature reserves and gardens all over the UK. It deserves every bit of its bad reputation.

Raised Beds on Paved Patios?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:31

Builders merchants are a good source of good strong plastic sheet.

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Jay

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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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