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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

What is this Leaf please

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:05


Are the buds in a loose spike at the top of the plant and what colour does it look as though the flowers will be? Has it appeared by itself or are you new to the garden?


Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 17:58

I meant New Horizon

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 17:56

There has been an article in the Guardian within the last two weeks comparing various composts: a bit of a search online might find it. My favourite, Horizon peat-free multipurpose, came out well.


Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 19:03


Small spaces can be quite difficult because it can look as though you haven't done anything at all, but you've taken the bull by the horns and done exactly the right thing by making a bold statement. People can like it or not (I do) but at least they'll talk about it. Well done!




Border at school

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 06:56

Precise plant choices may depend on the aspect and altitude of the garden and possibly where you are in the country. Inland Somerset will be very different from exposed coastal Lancashire.

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:03

Does it have to be all shrubs?


Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:23

My light green hostas among purple heucheras in a semi-shaded corner look great at the moment.

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:19

Geraniums seem to divide people - I love the smell of all of them.

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:08

Acid or alkaline soil?

Using a stump Grinder

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:49


I would not suggest hiring a stump grinder unless you are really comfortable with other heavy-duty power tools like big chainsaws. There's nothing worse than learning how to use a dangerous and tiring tool on a one-off job. Hire someone to do it for you!


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Silver birch

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