Latest posts by LeadFarmer

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 22:22

Well I ended up taking the offer of subscribing to GW magazine for £25. Once the annual direct debit has been set up I shall contact Immediate Media and cancel any future direct debits.

Wild Pond

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 14:19

Thats a lovely sized garden Carpenter72, were you not tempted to make the pond even bigger? Looks like you have the space for it.

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 15:39
Lyn, after making credit card payment is there a way of opting out of any auto renewal subscription?

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 08:58

If thats true then £25 for the first 5 issues makes them £5 each, which isn't much of an 'offer'.

Its rather confusing as there are multiple links to click, each with a different price. But when clicking on the 'Subscription' link at the very top right of this web page the offer states 12 issues for £25, and eventually leads to another page which states the same.

So would £25 for 12 issues be a particularly good deal , or are they often offering this kind of price?



GW magazine subscription

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 00:02

I see GW are giving a 52% discount by offering a 12 month subscription for £25, which is tempting. But is this a genuine offer or are they offering this kind of deal all the time?

Compacted clay soil

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 10:45

Im guessing the previous house owner knew of the clay problem and covered it with chipping as an easy way of dealing with the problem. A mattock might help with digging up the clay. Ive just bought one from BnQ to dig over in my clay garden after reading of Monty Dons recommendation.




Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 10:35
If you could dig a trench as deep and as long as possible in your boarder as close to the plant as possible to expose any creeping roots, this could help. Or maybe even drop a piece of tough plastic or metal in there, and back fill then this could help stop them growing through.

Some bamboos send out runners underground which pop up in other gardens. Other bamboos send shoots up at the base, so they don't spread. Your neighbour has chosen the wrong type, maybe they could be peruaded to replace it?

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:09
I doubt it could ever be proved. It's not as though BEL has climbed over the fence and poisoned the neighbours plant. All BEL would be doing is poisoning the roots that grow on his/her property. It would at most become a civil matter of a boundary dispute, not a police matter. If BEL does what I suggested above then BEL could show he/she has taken all reasonable steps to resolve the problem first.

But as I posted above, speak to the neighbour first.

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 09:00
Id speak with the neighbour first, see if they can put a barrier in the ground to prevent roots coming into your property. Maybe even offer to help them do this?

If they refuse, and don't seem to care about you and your problem then I'd dig a deep trench in your boarder along the fence line so you can see any roots growing through, and cut them.

If after a year or two the problem persists then I'd still consider poisoning the roots on your side of the garden boundary. Enough time will have passed to disassociate you from the death of your neighbours plant.

If the neighbours plant dies then tough luck on them for not taking steps to prevent the problem. But speaking to your neighbours should be the first step.

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:41

I bet Roundup or similar would work if you cut into the root and applied directly.

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