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EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:51
Verdun says:

Is it time for Daniel to close it?  

Last edited: 20 May 2016 11:14:55

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 No it's time people stuck to the original subject and stopped running private feuds in public.

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:49
Stevo4 says:

Gratitude Verdun. I've never been called normal before

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 Yes, but is Verdun's normal, normal to the rest of us???

Any tree experts please

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:44
lovegardens says:

KT thanks for your input too but I realise I've made a huge mistake cofessing here my very embarassing ignorance for not being more careful when buying, in my haste to want some screening.

I am now stuck with three quite expensive things that will simply be too big for my little garden. I do not have the courage to ask the nice man at the garden center to swap them for me, be too embarassed.

I think my only option is to try and sell them on the internet at a reduced price.

Please some of you tell me you have made some embarassing choices too,.feeling so stupid and worried today.

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 I would speak to the nice man at the Garden Centre to see if you can return them and get a credit note.  It would potentially be in their best interest as well as yours.  You obviously need something to replace them with, and you are likely to return again if you feel you have been well treated.  You have nothing to lose by admitting you have made a mistake and asking for advice.

As for me, I'm perfect, research everything in detail before purchase, never make a bad purchase, never have any plants die on me, and my lawn is absolute perfection.  My middle name is Pinocchio

Any tree experts please

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:53

Roots growing into adjoining gardens isn't really an issue, it's the distance from the house which you really need to consider.  I've just planted a hawthorn and a rowan.  They are only about 4 - 6 feet from the fence but about 80 feet from the house. 

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:54

I can't remember the variety, but they are both the same one.  Pot grown.  I'll try some BFB to see if it helps / encourages the lazy one.

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 20:42

I planted 2 paeonies 2 years ago, in the same border and a matter of about 10 feet apart.  Conditions are pretty much identical for both of them.  Last year they both grew quite well but had no flowers.  This year they are both growing well again but one is smothered in buds and the other doesn't have a single one!

Is there anything I can do this year to encourage the reluctant flowerer, or do I just have to wait another year and hope it works out what to do?

Brush Cutter advice

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 15:59

If it's jamming regularly is the guard fitted correctly.  I've cut all sorts, long, short, wet and dry with a brush cutter and never had a problem.  Maybe you're trying to force it through the undergrowth too quickly.  I find a side to side motion, going forward slowly works best for me.

What would you do?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:14

I would also be cautious about informing the council.  You see all sorts of reports about the daft things councils do in the name of Elf n Safety.  I read not long back about a village where the locals had been banned from planting up verges because it might distract drivers!

Help please

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:10

Kurtail ain't cheap but it's the only weedkiller I've come across which actually does seem to kill the damn marestail.

Patio v's ant hill

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:06

Can you provide photographs?  It doesn't sound like the sort of damage ants would do.  All I've ever seen is comparatively small piles of very fine earth in the lawn.  Piles a few inches across and a couple of inches wide.

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Locking threads after period of inactivity.

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Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Identification please.

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would this work? 
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Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Subscription copy

late again 
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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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