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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:30

It's a big help to make sure it's +/- weed free before you do any planting.

aerating shoes

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:26

I agree Edd. Sadly, it's a while since I was on the dark side of the Ben.

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 16:09

If you're going to use felt, go for the best quality, not the cheap stuff that tears in the wind, leaks round the felt-nails and looks horrid. I've done a really nice job on a couple of roofs and it still looks as good as new. Good overlap, good edging timbers, plenty of nails, etc.

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 16:03

I've seen someone walking up and down a lawn wearing crampons. I think it might work quite well in the surface layer and it didn't seem like hard work.

No More Mower (or any engine) Starting Heartaches..

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 07:53

If you're not up to using machines in the way they are designed to be used, then you shouldn't be using them at all.

Where to start...

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:57

You could and should spend a lot of time getting rid of Alchemilla mollis - it's an absolute b****r. Don't worry about losing it; there will always be some left if you want a bit to keep in a zoo. The rest looks like a fabulous adventure. You will be able to strim back a lot of what appears to be rough grass just to tidy it, but don't go too far in just in case there's something interesting hiding there.

Depending on how much help you have, try to identify things that must be done and do them and then pick a couple of small areas to clear and work outwards from (probably near the house). Be aware that there may be lots of bulbs, as well as other plants that die away to nothing.

Good example of what a Christmas Tree can turn into after 30 years!

 

Leaves on the lawn

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 07:05

Greg, if you don't use your leaf-blower for blowing leaves what do you use it for?

Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:02

It could stain your carpet too.

I use a pointing trowel - just scrape it slightly on the tilt along the joint.

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 17:19

I'm with you on this Mrs K, but a bigger pic would help.

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:56

Christmas cactuses last forever - my sister and I have family heirlooms.

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