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Low growing flowers for lawn alternative

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 11:04

pictorial meadows sell rolls of wildflower turf.

pet companions

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 11:01

I posted my labrador rescue post in the wrong thread, it should have been in this one...


http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/labrador-rescues/984298.html


Is it possible on this new look forum to hide a link within a word, instead of showing the whole link?

Last edited: 30 June 2016 11:02:25

Labrador rescues

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 00:12

Thanks everyone.


I can't edit my original post but we still have Bailey with us as she's not ready to be rehomed yet until she's finished a course of vet injections. She's a lovely dog, her only fault is wanting to be with you constantly, go upstairs and she follows you, if she can't she gets a bit anxious. Probably due to previously being left alone all day in a tiny porch/hallway?


We also need to work on her recall when out off the lead, She does return to us but gets distracted by smells etc. I think she's just so excited to be finally walking free she doesn't know what to do. She's only 2 yrs old so not too late for further training. She will make a lovely pet for the right person.

Last edited: 29 June 2016 00:13:29

Labrador rescues

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:31

My wife does voluntary work for a charity that re-homes unwanted labradors, so I thought id post a few photos of the labradors we've helped over the last few months. We home them temporarily until a permanent or foster home is arranged. All were found loving homes.


Heres Rosie, neglected and made to live outside, cuts to her neck and absolutely covered in fleas. She was 7 yrs old and the vet said she'd had many many litters, A beautiful, trusting  and friendly dog, despite her previous treatment



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Oakley was unwanted, a nervous dog that took a while to trust you, but then became your best friend...



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Murphy, what an absolute beauty, and only a year old I have no idea why he became unwanted but I fell in love with him immediately...



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Bailey, a loving 2 yr old lab who spent most of her life in a small hallway whilst her owners were at work. Friendly and playful...



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All beautiful dogs, extremely friendly and trusting despite their background. Thankfully all now with their new homes.

Last edited: 28 June 2016 21:32:57

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:18

I did some weeding today, before the rain started. Noticed a bramble growing amongst the clematis to the left of the archway



pulled it out and noticed another, and another. 20 mins later I'd pulled out loads of the stuff, with scratches on my arms and legs to go with it..


Love Your Garden ITV 28th June

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:02

New series starts tonight (Tuesday) 8pm ITV

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 17:21

There are indeed some lovely gardens on here . I do like looking at photos showing the whole of peoples gardens rather than close ups of individual flowers etc. Gives me inspiration.

Last edited: 28 June 2016 17:21:27

I have a very dead lawn

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 14:30

You could mow it down, and then hire a turf stripping machine, strip the turf and lay a new lawn. Autumn would be a better time to do it when the new lawn isn't so likely to dry out in the sun.

please help make this border better!

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:39

To improve the soil, could you perhaps remove all the plants, dig over the soil to loosen it, add compost/topsoil/grit, then replace the plants? Maybe not the best time of year to do it, maybe worth waiting until next spring which will give you time to decide which new plants you want.

Greenhouse setup

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:34

Brick base would last longer than a wooden base.


Just search online for local glass suppliers, take a samples of glass with you so you can get the right sizes. Probably only cost 4 or 5 quid for a typical size piece of horticultural glass. Or gradually replace each panel with toughened glass as and when they break, which costs a bit more.


Im sure aluminium can be painted but you might need to apply a suitable etching coat to the aluminium before painting?

Last edited: 26 June 2016 10:36:29

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