London (change)
Today 16°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 12°C


Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

allotment facebook diary

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 14:32

Yeah, well.

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 14:22

Which appears to post as normal!

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 14:22

I think you'll find that pesticide is a catch-all word that covers any specific treatments, such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.

By the way, can you tell me how to stop my computer writing in this minuscule font? 

What to grow on a one acre site?

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 15:35

Perhaps try growing houses; green belts are not as safe from development as they were a couple of years ago, and especially after today's Budget.

Talkback: How to make pine cone bird feeders

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 06:37

Or RG might live in Vancouver.

Allotment shed can anyone help!?!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:17

Search "UK Garden Buildings". I've used them and the quality is OK, especially if you go for the stronger floor and better roofing felt. However they're not the right size for your silly council! 

Allotment shed can anyone help!?!

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:11

This sounds like a Parish Council that has no idea what its role is. I can't believe that there aren't really important things to do in your village, like ensuring that public footpaths are properly maintained, leaning on houseowners who let their hedges overhang the pavement, sorting out people who leave dog-muck everywhere, etc. It sounds as though what they are doing to you is trying to make themselves look so busy that they haven't got time to deal with important and difficult things.

Why not get on the Council yourself and stir things up a bit?

Surround for a preformed pond

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:03

I would support this sort of pond liner by washing sand down around the edges with a hosepipe until I was reasonably sure that all the voids underneath and under the surround were full of sand. (You would have to do this with the pond full or it would tend to float!) To help with this I would dig the hole about 6" wider all round than the liner itself, and make sure the hole was deep enough that the top surface of the surround of the liner was flush with the ground, which would help when you came to lay stones around it. 

Horticulture jobs

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 09:52

Welcome to the forum, buddy. With respect, you've picked on a very atypical thread as an excuse to give us a homily about bad behaviour. Mostly, we're helpful, hopeful, cheerful, happy, positive, discursive, kind, generous with our time and always up for a bit of joshing.

Ground Drainage

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:48


Is this a newly built house?

Discussions started by Joe_the_Gardener


Replies: 3    Views: 240
Last Post: 30/06/2015 at 09:06

Swifts in decline

Replies: 32    Views: 1070
Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 16:43


Replies: 20    Views: 782
Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 21:05

Useful tool

Replies: 5    Views: 587
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 12:00


Replies: 12    Views: 664
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

Gardeners World Quiz

Replies: 0    Views: 420
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 18:21

Silver birch

Replies: 2    Views: 524
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 10:53

Hedging shears

Replies: 1    Views: 738
Last Post: 04/12/2012 at 15:43


Replies: 1    Views: 875
Last Post: 14/05/2012 at 20:05
9 threads returned