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Joe_the_Gardener


Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

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.

Degree Research

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:51

DD, if it feels so much like you're having to balance you should probably let someone else have a go. A job like that demands that your work position is rock solid.

Weed or flower?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:38

I was going for G. macrorrhizum too - it would look good there.

Weed or flower?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 14:38

What size area do you wish to cover?

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:52

If I could chuck a stone in this pond, it's possible that the tree/ivy/nest might be being used as a roost.

Discussions started by Joe_the_Gardener

Jay

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 21:05

Useful tool

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 12:00

Spring!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

Gardeners World Quiz

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Silver birch

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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 10:53

Hedging shears

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Malvern

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