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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:14

Used to have them in the garden when I was still at school (way back!). Super little birds.

New Lawnmower

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:47

Claws, do you need a roller? I've only had a couple of customers who wanted a roller finish: one supplied the mower and I turned down the other job. (And if you're going for a good roller, they're heavy (do you need to lift it into your vehicle?) and they compact certain soils. If you're going to be mowing long wet grass (why?) you need an engine with a lot of power. If you're not careful you'll be buying a mower for the customers and not making a profit out of it.

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:30

It sounds as if they would be of limited use to a professional gardener.

Needing some assistance in this big project!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:12

As a PS to what Buttercup says you must only dispose of it in an approved way - either by burning or at a proper disposal site. Not in the wheelie bin or composting facility.

There's plenty of guidance on the web or from your local Council.

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:05

If it's Epilobium it's probably montanum or lanceolatum. The sparse teeth on the edge of the leaves suggest the latter, but that tends to be a south of England/|Wales plant. 

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:37

Can anyone say how they would find these useful?

Needing some assistance in this big project!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:28

Firstly, if you have Japanese Knotweed it's really the responsibility of the landlord to eradicate it as it will spread into the adjoining gardens, force its way up through paths and possibly damage buildings. He has a legal duty to do something about it - probably getting an approved contractor in would be the best thing.

Old Apple tree will not fruit

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:21

Sorry Jacquie, but I think you're wasting your time, money and passion on this tree. Nothing lives forever and this one does sound as if it would be better used as firewood. Have fun replacing it with two or three new trees.

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:15

Not very noxious though and they do pull out easily

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:58


What I was thinking was that a hedge is made up of two densely-leaved sides a few inches thick and the middle, which is largely see-through. If you cut one side off, the effect would be that the hedge would look much more transparent. Is this what you or your neighbour would like?

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Swifts in decline

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Useful tool

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Silver birch

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