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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:38

Although they are pretty hardy, and unlikely to be hit by very hard frost now, don't assume they will always be OK.  I lost most of mine 3 or 4 years ago after a series of very cold days.

Gardners world

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:35
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

 there was visit to a nursery to look at small trees with Joe Swift

I was looking forward to that part but should have known better as Joe Swift was involved!  Silver birch ideal for a small garden! RHS indicates 40' high with 25' spread in time, plus to Joe a small garden is nearly 50 ft by 50 ft.  How many modern gardens are anything like that size?

Bodch Rotary Mower problem

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:29

Sounds as if the 'dead man's switch' has either broken or stuck in the 'on' position.  As pansyface has said, messing with anything electrical should be done by a pro.  The furthest I would go myself is to take the screws out to see the workings of the dead man switch and check for anything obvious.

All-year round garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 14:05
Tetley wrote (see)

I have decided to go to a local nursery and buy a perennial plant every month this year that is actually in flower.  That way there will be at least one thing to brighten the place up all year round.

I'm doing the same as I have a lot of border to fill.  It should work for Bob too as it's a decent area to work with.

Help needed!

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 10:06

From the photo's it's not possible to say whether the honeysuckle was growing over the fence before it came down or not.  So on that basis every reply, including this one comes with a lot of "ifs" and "buts".

The comment about the cut edged of the laps being upwards really doesn't make sense as we are seeing the back of the fence so of course the cut edge is up - it's down on the other side.  Also the fence does have a capping piece on each section and that is intended to be on the top which it is.

Is the fence a boundary fence or constructed on the neighbours property.  If on his property you would have no right to grow anything up it.

An evergreen honeysuckle can have a lot of weight to it particularly given the heavy rain we've had lately so that on one side of the fence could have an effect.

I can't see anything which shows definitively how the posts were retained.

All that said, the fence posts do look pretty old and I would suspect that the failure is down more to weather and age.

a banging door

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 09:52

I don't think it would be an easy solution.  A hook and eye would be much cheaper and easier, or as Pansyface suggests, a bag of sand against the bottom of the door.  You get a mini-workout each time you go to the greenhouse as an added bonus too.

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 14:44

I should have considered potting up the bamboo when I lifted it.  I could have made a fortune.  Large ones at our local garden centre are over 50 quid.  I reckon I could have potted up at least 10 of that size.

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:38

I have a fargesia nitida which is exceptionally well behaved too.  It's been in place about 20 years and has formed a tight clump about 30 inch diameter. 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 19:07

If it was in a fully contained concrete box it wouldn't be able to run riot.  Leave some drainage slots at the bottom of the blockwork and it wouldn't end up waterlogged either.

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:06

Sounds a bit like the problem caused by rhododendons in some parts of the country.

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Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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Apologies in advance...

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Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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