Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Some advice please on my bk garden

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 17:25

Yes, sorry Deborah, it'll be quite a tough job to do properly.

Unusual Birds

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 15:31

I'm sure that's what they are, Stilllearning. Colours of birds can be very deceptive depending on the light and whether the sun is behind or in front of the bird. Quite common on feeders. 

Chainsaw License?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:22

I meant to add that you will have trouble with your insurance if you haven't done a training course.

Chainsaw License?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:20

It's a bit of a worry that you're talking about having a chainsaw without doing the homework first. Anyway, Lantra are very good trainers - I've done their brushcutter course, but I've never messed with chainsaws. You can always get someone in to do the dangerous stuff for you and they can invoice the client themselves, so it saves you a lot of trouble and maintenance time.

Gardening Book

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:11

I'm with you all the way on 'The Well-tempered Gardener', Verdun. You need inspiration as well as explanation.

Bird Boxes

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:05

'Too close' isn't a problem - different species don't always compete.

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?)

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