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Posted: Today at 19:20

When I said about accessing the pipe, I meant if you do have to resort to the legal or council route.  They would need to see the evidence.  I fully understand your reluctance to 'face up' to a neighbour like that.  Basically he's a bully and will continue until somebody bigger and stronger can deal with him.


Posted: Today at 18:18

From the look of the posts I assume it's timber fence panels between the concrete posts.  If so it would be a fairly simple matter to lift the panel to access the pipe.  I would be just as worried about the damage the water would do to that panel.  Good quality panels are treated to protect them but it isn't designed to protect from that amount of water.

When do you normally get your issue of Gardener's World?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:37

Mine arrived today too.


Posted: 19/01/2017 at 18:38

I don't know if it's still current, or if it applies to Barclaycard statements as well as online banking, but I've found this.



Posted: 19/01/2017 at 17:40

If there's an option to download a CSV file, use that. 


Posted: 19/01/2017 at 12:50

An additional problem with the One Click system on Amazon is that you lose the option to choose a cheaper delivery option.

Whats going on with the weather?

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 12:48
nodlisab says:

Whats happening, warm in the North and cold in the South, this is not how its meant to be. Its not fair, us in the south are always warmer than the north something should be done about it as we are not used to it.

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 Tell that to people on holiday in Spain

Proffessional garden design - worth it?

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 18:49

I think people are getting confused between "Designer Gardens" i.e. the sort of OTT stuff you see at Chelsea, and a garden where professional assistance has been used to help consolidate the garden owner's own thoughts and ideas. 

The designer we used most definitely fell into the second camp, and the resultant garden is most definitely 'mine'.  I certainly didn't stick religiously to the plan proposed by the designer, nor did I use all the planting suggestions.  What I did gain from the exercise was access to somebody who could interpret what I was trying to create, but most importantly could say whether some of the plants I wanted to use were actually suitable for where I wanted to put them.  It doesn't take too many mistakes, particularly if you have a large garden, for the cost of dead or unsuitable plants to outweigh the cost of professional advice.

Visiting gardens is certainly great for getting the thought juices flowing but, if a plant which looks great on your visit isn't suited to where you plan to put it, it isn't going to look anything like the prize specimen you saw on your travels.

Proffessional garden design - worth it?

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 15:36

It would certainly be worth checking with local nurseries and garden centres to see if they can suggest local designers.  We used one years ago, purely to help with the planting and to put our loose ideas on design / landscaping onto paper.  The cost wasn't huge and we were given vouchers towards stuff for the garden.  Once you have some names, call them and explain what you want to do and get a sense of cost before you decide whether it's worth doing or not.

Not all designers go over the top, ours most certainly didn't.  What we received was a plan of the garden with planting layout.  She came up with a number of ideas that we wouldn't have thought of. It was then up to us to implement as much or as little of the plan as we wanted. 

The spacing she put for the planting was for mature plants but she also suggested where it would be helpful to increase planting density if we wanted it to look mature more quickly.

Looking at other people's gardens first would certainly provide ideas for plants, but unless you know their soil conditions, exposure, orientation etc it would be very easy to waste an awful lot of money on the DIY process too.

Whichever way you go, transforming a large plot isn't going to be cheap.

Privacy from play house

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:31
Tetley says:

What a lot of ''to do'' about nothing.

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 Only 'nothing' when it doesn't affect you.  A cousin of mine had a similar situation.  Neighbours of hers said they were going to put 'a small shed' in the garden.  That turned out to be a large summer house / studio, no more than 20 feet from her kitchen window, and angled so that they were looking straight into the window whenever it was in use.  My cousin actually did put trellis up and planted to block all the sunlight from the summer house.  Neighbours weren't amused, but tough.

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