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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

next step of storing tulip/daffs bulbs?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 13:54

If the green's all gone and the bulbs are dry you can store them anywhere, although not all in a heap, for preference.

problem hedge

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 13:51

What plants does the hedge consist of?

Garden Fork

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 08:08

Mattocks and big crowbars are good for that sort of job.

Disposal of large garden hedges

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 07:15

Just because it's convenient to you to cut down hedges in spring, it doesn't make it right or legal.

The easiest way to get rid is to hire a skip. You may need two, but if you cut it all into smaller bits and pack it in well, it will help.

Garden Fork

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 07:09

Wrong tool for the job, Richard.

Fritillary (Snakes Head)!!!!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:57

Mine haven't thrown their seed yet.

pruning native trees

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:44

Jo47, your neighbour is clearly not a diplomat! But you have to allow him the preference not to have neighbours' plants growing into his garden. Similarly, bad hay-fever can be a dreadful problem - there are certain plants that give me a hard time. Both good examples of how not to approach problems.

Bird ID

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:39

I stayed at a hotel in Trouville, near Le Havre, a few years ago. There was a parking area at the rear of the hotel with a few big plane trees. I just managed to find space in a corner of the park. About 10pm 1000+ starlings turned up to roost in the trees with much twittering before they settled, but a beautiful sight - plumage glittering in the streetlights. In the morning the hotelier was out with a bucket and sponge washing an immense amount of poo off all the cars (except mine, which wasn't under the trees).

Swifts in decline

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:26

Have a look at to see their diary for this year and other interesting stuff.

Neighbour's roots lifting my driveway?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 08:24

Councils can be happy to sit on their hands on these matters, so they need a good push in order to see sense.

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