Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Small garden drainage 9.7mx9m

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:32

You should be able to get the rules on soakaways confirmed by your district or borough council's building control department.

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 20:32

pansyface, you obviously weed left-handed, like I do.

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:42

I tend to wear cotton gloves as well. It usually stops me getting baker's hands. I've used E45 and Vaseline, which are quite good. I was also once given a sample pot of some sort of gardeners' hand balm at a Bloom event, but 'er indoors nicked it for her feet before I had a chance to road-test it.

Dry garden

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:43

How big is the garden: what length and width, and which way does it face? How tall are the trees (house height, double house height?)

Research - Entertainment in the garden

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:15

Not sure if I've done it or not - it suddenly disappeared! (fat fingers, probably)

What do we do about the badger?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 10:50

Look at: 'Badgers: protection and licences' on the website.

What do we do about the badger?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 10:19

"It's illegal to interfere with wildlife"

This is a rather simplistic interpretation of the laws in respect of wildlife. Susan57 asked a reasonable question which has resulted in one or two comments that are off the point. There's nothing to stop Susan57 preventing badgers from coming into her garden, as long as their sett isn't in the garden. Hedgehog conservation is a separate matter.

War and Peace

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 17:01

No, criticise TV progs

War and Peace

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:41

Don't they realise that we do this as well?

Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:31

Hi Sparkles, and welcome to the board. Be prepared to fail with some seeds - everyone does, even though they may not admit it!

Getting a couple of books out of your local library, and reading the instructions on the seed packet are the starting points for you, as well as coming here. You will notice that the instructions on a lot of different seed packets are more or less the same, e.g 'sow in a fertile, well-drained soil' (you may think this is a statement of the obvious, but think about it), watering instructions, and planting depth, which you should take literally - to a seed, a quarter of an inch is not the same as an inch. RHS website is good for info about growing all sorts of flowers.

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