Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

petrol strimmers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:26

Weight isn't much of a problem if you use a harness and adjust it properly so that the machine is in perfect balance with all the weight on your shoulders

Ideas for privacy solutions where Dry & Shady,

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:33


This looks like a small part of a bigger garden, so is it pretty much expendable? The fence is a bit rough - you should look at your deeds to see if it belongs to you before you decide exactly what to do. As it appears to be only 5 or 6 metres long it wouldn't be a big job to take it down and replace it with a 6-ft fence of feather-edged boards. Once that looks nice and neat you might feel as though that bit of the garden properly belongs to you instead of being haunted by your neighbour and be more inspired about planting plans. Good suggestions above for shrubs and ground cover to just fill up that corner and forget it.

PEAT FREE compost

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:12

I've had about ten bags of New Horizon this year and they've been fine.

Major privacy issue - Stop me before Leylandii

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:57

I have to say that I wouldn't worry too much about blocking the view for someone who's filled their own garden with sheds!

PEAT FREE compost

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:42


Small nettle patch for butterflies

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:36


drought or poison

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:56

I'm worried about your neighbour wanting to dictate the height of your plants

Small nettle patch for butterflies

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:45

Red Admirals and Tortoiseshells are best suited by the nettles being cut back in about late June so that they provide food for the caterpillars that mostly emerge from August. They like the nettles to be in a sunny spot. I suppose the ideal would be to have enough nettles to provide a range of ages to suit the egg-laying period.

Apple Tree Leaves

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:10

Have you been watering it?

Road building anyone?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:05

Less than £1 per square metre sounds like a bargain to me, even at 2007 prices!

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