Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:49

If you cut the branches off to 1.5m on your side it may well make it look a bit massacred from your neighbour's. That could cause some discussion! Does your neighbour not think that there is an alternative to Leylandii?

name of shrub

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:42

Pic? Is it big or small; evergreen; are the yellow bits flowers and if so when do they appear?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:39

I planned - again.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:36

I planned - it's warmer.

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:31

And yet we need electricity.

How to hide fenced

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:52


This is one of those times of year to spy on other people's gardens and see what looks good. You'll also have to do the same in spring and summer. Plant what you like the look of, but do the research to see if there are any downsides (such as it spreads like wildfire or grows too tall or wide).

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:30


I meant to add that East Anglia and Kent are also the hot-spots for wintering Marsh Harriers.

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 07:10

Well, it was your comment, Potter - it just struck me as rather offhand. Anyway, the HSE website tells us all we need to know about creosote for amateur and professional use. Personally, I'd use something other than smelly creosote.

Privacy Issue

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 06:55

blairs, I think the Council might see through that plan, (apart from the fact that I'm not convinced that building a 6 ft fence on top of a 4 ft wall would be either a cheap or straightforward job) - and I have to say that, as far as I can tell from the pictures, in this situation it would be an eyesore as it wouldn't be in keeping with anything else around the area. In a case like this I would approach the Council for their advice and definitive ruling - then you've got something to rely on if there are complaints.

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:04

'not that great for the environment'

That's ok then.

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