Latest posts by KT53

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What shall I do with these trees?!

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 08:43

Our neighbour had a similar problem and ended up cutting the trees back to little more than the trunk and the main branches each about 3 feet long.  To compensate the birds she hangs numerous feeders from the remains.  It would have been too difficult to remove the trunk and roots.

Online design tools

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 08:40

This was recommended by one of the members  https://garden-planner-3.en.softonic.com/  You can download a 14 day free trial and it costs about £25 ($34) for the full version.  I only had a quick look but it's certainly by far the best affordable software I've found.  

How do I find an old thread?looking

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 08:36

Thanks for the hint on using the site name in the search Pete8.  Just a pity the site's own search isn't as good.

Patio Cleaner

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 17:06

There's a Spear & Jackson product called Spray and Leave which claims it will remove almost anything from paving and other surfaces.  As you've already used a pressure washer you could probably use it for local treatment of the more difficult areas.

Why did you join this site?

Posted: 17/02/2018 at 22:05

I'd watched and read Gardeners World for years so the website seemed a natural extension of that.

New Patio

Posted: 17/02/2018 at 22:04

If you want a smooth surface your choices are limited as any natural stone will have some roughness to the surface.  Try searching for paving suppliers in your local area then see what suits you best.

Neighbors Fence

Posted: 17/02/2018 at 14:21

There is no need to get your neighbour to sign a piece of paper.  The wall is entirely on the OPs property, not on the boundary line so the neighour has absolutely on right to touch it, as explained by Freddies Dad above.

Where the OP is going wrong is by charging in and making threats of legal action.  It's entirely likely that the new neighbour just assumed it was the boundary line if the old fence was removed before they moved in.  All it needed initially was to inform the new neighbour that they couldn't do anything to the wall without permission.

I've had personal experience of similar problems.  One where new people moved in next to my mother and promptly ripped the boundary fence down at the side of mum's garage and started screwing and hammering all sorts of things to it.  The garage wall was at least a foot inside the boundary line so we informed them very quickly that (a) they shouldn't have taken the fence down as it was mum's property and responsibility according to the deeds and (b) they had no right to encroach on her property.

The second was where I had a snotty note pushed through the letter box from the people in the house which backs onto us, demanding that I cut a tree down because it was blocking light from their garden and all the leaves fell into their garden in the autumn.  The tree was actually in their garden but, because a previous occupant had decided they wanted more privacy, they had built a 6' decorative block wall about 2 feet inside their boundary (the old fence was, and still is, there).  The tree had grown between the block wall and the fence.  I actually enjoyed telling them that and watching their faces drop when they realised that removing it was their own problem.  I would have happily helped if they hadn't been such ***holes.

Cold Frame on a garage roof

Posted: 16/02/2018 at 13:42

You seem to have access to it sorted so my main concern would be how it could be affected in high winds.  How do you plan to keep it in place.  A normal cold frame isn't anything like as exposed and can be pegged to the ground in windy locations.

Mycorrhizal fungi versus Bonemeal

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 18:03

Bonemeal is far, far cheaper than MR fungi and we seem to have managed for hundreds of years to get plants to grow without the super fungi.

Greenhouse recommendation

Posted: 12/02/2018 at 11:57

Is the greenhouse intended to be utilitarian or a feature in the garden.  Timber greenhouses certainly look nicer, but the maintenance is considerably more than for an aluminium one which can easily be cleaned down with a pressure washer, and has the added advantage of never rotting.

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