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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Plants ID please

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:33

Is No 1 Physalis?

Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:30

Which direction are we facing?

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:25

I think we have to assume a certain degree of common sense, competence and the ability of a poster to fully acquaint themselves with a site and employ professional help if they decide the job is beyond them after they've researched the necessary techniques. After all, a careless prod with a crowbar could hit an unexploded bomb.

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 12:58

If you're going to dig it out, do it now, before it gets big enough to taje up all the space on your photo!

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:25

The local council might be your saviour, then. It is likely that they will be equipped to spray bracken with Asulox, the only really effective bracken control. There is a temporary permission to use Asulox until, I think, the end of October, after which it will become banned again. However if their nature reserve is full of bracken it will come back to your strip of land by rhizome spread.

However, bracken is also susceptible to being physically bashed into submission, though that takes a little longer.

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:41

Who manages the nature reserve?

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:56

Smokin and Fairygirl have covered it.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:38

Anyone who loved the house but feared the garden would quickly find a man and machine to reduce the latter to ruins in a day. So I just don't think the right person has found you yet. There are a lot of houses around here that have been for sale for a while and buyers can be picky; if there are two very similar houses at the right price, they may go for very marginal differences (100m from main road rather than 50m).

Advice for Bind Weed

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 06:26

Suspend your misgivings about weedkiller! Get some glyphosate on it - it's very difficult to get rid of by digging.

Caretaker couple- Italy

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:28

The dogs have decided it - no thanks!

Discussions started by Joe_the_Gardener

Jay

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 21:05

Useful tool

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 12:00

Spring!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

Gardeners World Quiz

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Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 18:21

Silver birch

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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 10:53

Hedging shears

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Last Post: 04/12/2012 at 15:43

Malvern

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