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pear seeds

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 22:38

cheers nutcutlet. think i'll leave it .   cheers

pear seeds

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 21:58

I have some conference pears id like to take seeds from except there dont appear to be any seeds in them? if i remember correctly the seeds are similar to apple seeds? do all conference pears have seeds?


before i go crazy can anyone advise me?




Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 23:44

clueless the tar and that all came out f the sleepers in the summer and still smell but bonus i actually like it brings back memories from a steam train journery i had.  maybe get some pine next year and paint them brown,

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:29

cheers for ur suggestions guys

Mini raised beds it is. might then have 3 in total out of different materials like old pallets. 


Singy its not completed yet but all laid down once it is ill post pic 

Clueless erm no lol mine i like sleepers in fact love them.


Flowering garden interesting idea the seat with the camoille 

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:24

4thpanda if they had been untreated oak sleepers then yes but these are the old old ones with creosote and the other good wood preservatives.


thanks for idea

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:59

i have covered my driveway in these i have 2 spare and have been thinking of ideas how to use them without just waste using them they are approx 2.6m long each. my ideas so far have been stepping stones but would only use 1 if i made them very chunky, a 60x60x30cm raised plant bed, like totem poles type things, hollow them out as plant pots (which i have done to a few off cuts) and post for a bird table.


any ideas much appreciated 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:46

Dovefromabove cheers redoing them now cant believe im an idiot oh well. 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:43

Fairygirl Exactly what i thought cheers. . JI is what the people at St Michaels mount gardens said use. i just forgot to ask what mix. 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:34

Just been potting up some Sempervivum calcareum,Aeonium arboreum and Faucana tuberculosa in to single terracotta pots my question is i was using 10 parts john innes No3 and 2 parts horticulrural grit is this a ok mix? as i just watered them and the water was taking about 3-4 mins to drain in to the soil should i take out and add more grit or leave it?


cheers guys 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:34

nututlet im not after instatnt results but after 3-4 weeks i should be seeing some sort of dead stuff. 

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Urgent help required

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Im a idiot!

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Compost or soil? What size container?

white regina grape 
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replicating a little of what i saw

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