Latest posts by KT53

Remove leylandii stumps

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:23

If the remaining stump is long enough to give some leverage you should be able to remove them youself using the same method as described in 'Removing Old Shrub' topic.

Plants and raised bed covered in cement

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:21

I would also let the neighbour know that you are not happy about the damage their workmen have done to your garden.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:47
Sharon116 says:

I thought I had made it clear that I already know about pencil and paper but it is software that I want. I'm looking for recommendations of types of software. I really, really don't want to use pencil and paper even if the rest of the world uses it happily. 

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 Making your requirements clear doesn't mean people will necessarily answer the question asked - sadly. 

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:45
Sharon116 says:

Found another that could be interesting: http://www.gardena.com/uk/garden-life/garden-planner/

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 Have you tried it yet?  If so, what is the range of plants like?

Fence height

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:36

Interesting question though about max height if the neighbouring garden is much higher.  Given a situation where the maximum height allowed was 6 feet, would that be from your garden level or that of the neighbour?  Again an answer which only your local council can answer.

Removing old shrub

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:33

Exactly as Posy and Fairygirl suggest.  You seem to have left some top growth so that will help when trying to rock the plant back and forth as you break more and more of the roots away.  Just think of it as being cheaper than going to the gym.

pruning an elder now

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 19:42

If you're talking about the standard elder rather than the black elder, I haven't found it to be short lived.  The bottom part of the trunk must be nearly a foot across and has part of a chain link fence embedded in it.  We've been in the house nearly 30 years and we didn't plant it!


Posted: 05/09/2017 at 19:00

A lot of people turn up their noses at Lidl and Aldi, but they do have a reputation for good quality at low prices.

Jobs That Need Doing But You Wish They Didn't

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 12:36

I've got nearly 150 feet of 3 foot high wooden fencing to treat.  I've got a sprayer which will make the job easier, IF I get a period of dry days with little wind.  The only period which seems to have fitted the requirements was when we were away on holiday.

Wet grass swisher

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 18:19
plant pauper says:

Buy a cheapo fishing rod. They're made of swishy stuff. Check out auction sites and Gumtree etc.

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 I was thinking along similar lines.  Local fishing tackle shop is likely to have all the required bits.  Just a few sections of fibreglass rod, ferrules to join the sections and a cork handle.  Probably cost less than half the one in the link.

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