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Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:42

Lots of big mature trees being felled here in Sheffield, it's causing a lot of upset amongst residents. My road is lined with lovely mature cherry trees that look amazing in spring, but the council l have removed lots of them due to their claim that the roots are damaging pavements. 

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:13

A bit of an update. My local park has cleared some scrubland and created a lovely planting area, including a few trees. The chap in charge of the project was happy to accept my donation of a couple of my parliament oaks trees which are now 10 years old. I just hope they survive for many years to come.

Heres one of them that was planted the other day, with my son standing next to it....

Last edited: 22 October 2016 16:14:56

Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 23:12

I run over my leaves with the lawn mower.

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 20:29

Can you strim some of it down, perhaps just on one side where you get the view from the house so you can see the pond, leaving the grass at the back for the natural look? Then maybe regularly mow the areas you have cut back to suppress it?

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 12:17

Whilst I'm enjoying the hour long episodes I'm finding that I fast forward through most of it. Im not keen on the urban garden parts, or where they visit other peoples gardens. I do however love watching Monty working in his garden. I could easily watch a full hour of Monty doing what he does.


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 22:14
hollie hock says:

Excellent wood store Lead farmer and that must be Alfie :)

See original post

 Yes, and if anyone goes near the new wood store Alfie will lick them to death 

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Labrador rescues

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:54

Since I last posted we took in Max, an old and unwanted boy, despite being lovable and friendly. His owners change of circumstances meant they couldnt keep him any longer, He did find a new home a few weeks later..

And then we had Rolo, a lovely young chocolate lab who had been kept kennelled in his garden and ignored. He was an absolute beauty and we really wanted to keep him, but the timing wasn't right for us. Thankfully he found a new home with a family who already had a labrador to keep him company...

Then, the other day we took in Alfie, a 3yr old black lab, His owner no longer wanted him and was about to dump him in the street, but thankfully he was able to be saved. My wife travelled long distance to go and save him. Our circumstances have changed at home and I'm pleased to say that we are able to keep Alfie for ourselves. He's laps up attention and company, and is extremely friendly. He's a little underweight but we will be correcting that...

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Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:29

Made a wood store the other day from three pallets I rescued from a skip, along with some spare timber and roof tiles..


monty don

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 13:59

Promoting his new book about his dogs.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 23:54

Built another wood store for the patio..

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