Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener


Posted: 07/07/2012 at 17:10

Or use a hot air paint-stripping blower - a bit less dangerous.

Speed gardening

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 17:07

Makes my life difficult, trying to get jobs done for the customers!

Inspiration needed! Sunken patio/lawn edging

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 18:08

I'm with sotongeoff on this, Smithers. You could even paint the trellis a nice duck-egg blue. Will they throw themselves off the parapet on the right?


Are My Shallots Ready?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 17:58

Yes, they sound ready, Bob. Harvest them carefully by loosening underneath them with a fork and lifting carefully; gently brush most of the soil off and lay them out in the sun (!) to dry out. I spread them out, not touching each other, on a home-made chicken wire tray or one of those slatted wooden boxes, so that the air can circulate round them and quicken the drying process. The rest of the soil can be rubbed off when it is dry.


help with concrete slab !!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 12:10

I take it that the concrete slab is on the higher level, bizzy.



What am I ?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 06:30

Never thought I'd get told off so pompously for not using scientific names, Quercus! Perhaps a knowledge of common English names would prove useful to you in communicating with the uneducated masses. I take it your alternative spelling of robur (or maybe rubra) is a deliberate pun of some sort.

What am I ?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:48

Looks a bit like Goat Willow.

more coming soon

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:47

Wee jenny seems happy enough.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:44

I'm not telling you off lazy-g, but are you then saying: 'Complain all you like, but it's futile'? That's not the way we've made progress - where's the spirit of Mandela?

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 14:17

You'll be busy, Doris!


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