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Latest posts by kev van

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 09:49

they keep coming back in my aunts garden i have used weedol but all that does is seems to feed them. did as it said on the back nothing tried double and triple strengh but nothing. they are in coming through the crazy paving just out of ideas without taking teh paving up and having a massive BBQ to burn the roots. any ideas as i know some stuff that worked is now banned for the general gardener 

shady front garden

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:43

have decided that the front will be a slow process as i will be buying everything either in buy 2 and 1 free ect or just reduced.  I like the idea of clumps of forget me nots and i can nick some from my neighbour! foxgloves are nice it would gove it temporary height again and so far all cheap! Helleborus orientals i like like like. Verdun woodlandy feel is what im trying to achieve.

Margaret7 Heuchera i love the coulours  another i will get cheap.

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 23:24

The Buddleia and rosemary do get the sun when its facing east. the house it's self is  L shape so the left side front garden sun time is blocked by the house. the holy,myrtle rosemary and buddleia are on the edge of the garden and gets it for a few hours a day.  if these were not there then the garden would still be shady. 

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:30

PaulaH i hate gravel! but cheers

flowering rose they are only 6-8 foot  but will give it all a trim. no one saying ferns 

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:08

I have a shady front garden to the left of my front door its currently sectioned in to 2 triangles by some stepping stone slabs. I have a few well established things like holy,myrtle rosemary and buddleia with added ivy grrrr and all this tends to kill the grass within about 2-3 feet of them and add the loads of shade caused by the house its annoying  so what could i plant instead of grass to make it look good but as cheap as possible? to the right of my door i have grass fuchsias,roses and 6  12 inch high hydrangeas. but that's coming on nicely. i wanna see what you guys say and i have an idea but im copying from my back garden

heavy duty gate post

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:40

gates are up and will be a refurb job as where i made them fit the old post where they were dropping and that i now have gap where people can see in and not happy with that. still cant belive how solid they are. i think decking will be next on list but shhhh i might not mention it

heavy duty gate post

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:49

Gid cheers, the gates i have are made from 4x1 and featherboard pretty light for large gates. i like your work on the FB page. i do hope these gate post last a long time so they gonna be a pain to get out

heavy duty gate post

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:42

cheers fairy girl. they are down 28-30 inch's cos the varying lenghts and 2 ft sqaure hole. each has 4 bags cement, 12 sand and 4bags 20mm gravel. im on holiday when they need to come out. the guy who picked up the cement mixer said they are firmly in there for sure. one sleeper went in friday the other sat so gonna put the gates up tomo as all that stops the idiots from getting in my garden and drive is a large tarp. gotta cut 2 sleepers to size but doing that for fun with a bow saw. 



heavy duty gate post

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 22:50

Sorry i know this is not the correct place but i have asked everywhere else i can think off.


I have some old heavy railway sleepers and I will be using them as driveway gate posts and they will hold a fair bit of weight. what cenment mix will be good? what size hole should i dig? i know im going down 2 feet and how long will the cement take to dry so can hang the gates back on and get the car in or out?

Im a idiot!

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:57

Verdun i agree with everything  paulah has said

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pear seeds

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Urgent help required

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weeds help me!

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shady front garden

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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 20:43

heavy duty gate post

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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 14:39

Im a idiot!

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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 22:12

Compost or soil? What size container?

white regina grape 
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Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 22:55

replicating a little of what i saw

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