Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:51

Has anyone got any thoughts on what to look for when buying a polytunnel (about 6m x 3m or a bit bigger)? What are the generic problems to be aware of; what minimum spec for supports and thickness of polythene; types of doors and vents; stability?

Sad daphne

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:33

Better grown from seed.

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:24

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:33

Chicken wire would be better. I've seen birds trapped in loose netting. Considering that bird ringers use loose netting to catch birds, you can't expect it to do one job in one place and a different job somewhere else.

Hiding my mistake!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:39

If you saw those trees in a garden centre, would you buy them? I thought not!


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:37

Send them away to be recycled industrially. I've known a few people who've messed about growing daffodils, rocket, strawberries and so on in tyres full of soil and eventually they've given up and taken them to the tip. (PS, do you change your own car tyres? That's a bit enthusiastic!)

Can anyone tell me if this a plant please

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:17

It's definitely a plant.

overgrown trees

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:14

Whoever you get, you need to make sure they're properly insured for damage, third party injury, doing a proper job. How big are these trees?

Song Thrush

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 06:38

Next door's cat walked down the road with a Dunnock in its mouth yesterday. They're the birds I'm concerned about.

problem hedge

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:54

Does it need to be 4m high? The work in a hedge increases exponentially once you have to leave the ground to cut it (and particularly if it's wide across the top).

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