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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:25

The local council might be your saviour, then. It is likely that they will be equipped to spray bracken with Asulox, the only really effective bracken control. There is a temporary permission to use Asulox until, I think, the end of October, after which it will become banned again. However if their nature reserve is full of bracken it will come back to your strip of land by rhizome spread.

However, bracken is also susceptible to being physically bashed into submission, though that takes a little longer.

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:41

Who manages the nature reserve?

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:56

Smokin and Fairygirl have covered it.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:38

Anyone who loved the house but feared the garden would quickly find a man and machine to reduce the latter to ruins in a day. So I just don't think the right person has found you yet. There are a lot of houses around here that have been for sale for a while and buyers can be picky; if there are two very similar houses at the right price, they may go for very marginal differences (100m from main road rather than 50m).

Advice for Bind Weed

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 06:26

Suspend your misgivings about weedkiller! Get some glyphosate on it - it's very difficult to get rid of by digging.

Caretaker couple- Italy

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:28

The dogs have decided it - no thanks!

petrol strimmers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:26

Weight isn't much of a problem if you use a harness and adjust it properly so that the machine is in perfect balance with all the weight on your shoulders

Ideas for privacy solutions where Dry & Shady,

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:33

Deadhead,

This looks like a small part of a bigger garden, so is it pretty much expendable? The fence is a bit rough - you should look at your deeds to see if it belongs to you before you decide exactly what to do. As it appears to be only 5 or 6 metres long it wouldn't be a big job to take it down and replace it with a 6-ft fence of feather-edged boards. Once that looks nice and neat you might feel as though that bit of the garden properly belongs to you instead of being haunted by your neighbour and be more inspired about planting plans. Good suggestions above for shrubs and ground cover to just fill up that corner and forget it.

PEAT FREE compost

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:12

I've had about ten bags of New Horizon this year and they've been fine.

Major privacy issue - Stop me before Leylandii

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:57

I have to say that I wouldn't worry too much about blocking the view for someone who's filled their own garden with sheds!

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