Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

laylandi hedge

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 19:58

The trees are still growing, so it will make little or no difference to the soil. 

laylandi hedge

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 20:11

Your 'neighbour' is a deceiving prat. Having got that off my chest, I do think the only answer is a fence. But do tell him what a mess he's made of your garden and ask him to contribute to the fence, on the grounds that you haven't been saving up to by one.

Gardening Questionnaire

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 10:12


(Redwing, if we don't know the purpose of the questionnaire we can't criticise it for being simplistic.)

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 07:30

Hi Clarington,

I don't particularly want to dig up the past, but GW did have a phase of growing in window-boxes and buckets a few years ago and it caused an uncivil war here and elsewhere because a lot of people found it dreadfully boring and bitty.

Advice on how close to plant tree to house.

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 15:40

How near is your neighbour's house to your trees?

Sustaining grass under leylandii

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:09

It's debatable in law whether the horse muck becomes the property of the landowner by virtue of it becoming part of the surface. And the landowner might not stop to ask, in the heat of the moment, why you appear to be digging up his land.

Sustaining grass under leylandii

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 14:27

It's not a good idea to go out collecting stuff from the countryside - it belongs to someone.

Levelling clay soil garden

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:07


Just so we can get an idea of how big a job you might have, could you tell us the size of the garden.

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:52

I plead not guilty to accusing you of abuse Fishy. Take them back and get a refund, then we can all have a drink.

Fresh Horse Mannure

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 15:41


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