Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Wild flowers

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 06:21

The longer you leave it, the more nutrients will return to the soil, which is not what you want. So strim or mow it now and rake off all the dead matter for composting.

tree shaker tool survey need help

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:19


I thought this might be the case and it's not a problem in casual contexts, but for formal purposes it is always better to have your work checked by a friend or a professional to get it 100% correct.

By the way, I've never needed to shake a tree, so the survey isn't relevant to me. But good luck with the project!


tree shaker tool survey need help

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:42


The first rule of being taken seriously, particularly when asking people for help or money, is to proofread your work. Sorry if that seems a little hard, but careless work finds the quickest way to the waste bin. I was Mr Unpopular with all three of our kids, but by their final years at Uni they could all do a presentable essay.

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:12

Colin, we can only judge the value of your investment if you tell us how much they cost - everything included

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 19:30

Perhaps Charley will give us some diagnostic features?

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 06:43

After many years experience of various mowers, I would need a lot of persuading to look beyond a Honda.

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 06:38

Perhaps it's an Aeonium - broad, rounded leaves rather than smaller pointy ones.

Vote for Bob

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:27


Lightweight hedgecutter

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:25

HD, I don't think the machine you want exists! It's either got to be tough enough to do the job or else made of cardboard so you can lift it over your head. I'm not touting for business, but it sounds to me as though you should stay safely on the ground and get a gardener in to do the job. I'm sure you don't need to cut this hedge more than once a year.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:11

There are some very good birch cultivars that are very narrow-growing, and birches tend to have shallow roots. I reckon that in this situation you should regard any tree as temporary. When it's ten years old cut it down, dig it out and start again with a new one. Works out at about £4 per year, which is far cheaper than Cabernet Sauvignon and you don't get the hangover either.

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