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Lawn sand or dressing

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:52

Im also on heavy clay, and there is nowhere to drain excess water to. The clay is so deep that soakaways dont work, they just fill up with water and remain full. 

 

Was going to dig our pond out today

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:09

Berghill, thats a beautiful pond and garden

Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:19

 Dave Morgan - WHAT??? It could be a hedgehog yet your suggesting a trap thats humane OR OTHERWISE???

 

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:25

I would either keep them or perhaps do as suggested earlier and dig some of the rows up and rearrange them into one or two larger squares. If you really do decide to get rid of them then dont just throw them away, there will be someone somewhere who would love to have them in their garden.

To compost or not to compost

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 23:51

Make sure that with any compost heap/bin the compost has direct contact with soil.

Theres lots of things you can add to the compost in addition to your peelings, such as the contents of your hoover, egg shells, torn up or shredded junk mail, torn up egg boxes, t-bags and fruit peelings. You can also ask your neighbour for some of their grass cuttings which will get your compost hot in no time.

Honeysuckle or Clematis?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 23:42

Clematis and Honeysuckle can grow amongst each other nicely. I have two clematis growing amongst my honeysuckle on my garage..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_2599_zpsg7bswtha.jpg

 

Clematis Montana Var Rubens 'Pink Perfection'

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 16:54

Montana is a lovely Clematis. I have it growing over my garage where I prune it straight after flowering each spring..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0327_zpskxtvj5ti.jpg

 

But I'm also actively encouraging it to spread further along the garden amongst the border

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0331_zpseeejpbty.jpg

 

Nesting boxes

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 21:56
Thanks LucyL, I'll do something similar to my box.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:16
Ive got a camera ready to install in one of my boxes but does anyone know if I need to adapt the box to allow more light in to get a decent picture? I've seen kits available where you drill a 10p size hole and cover with plastic to allow more light in. If this is necessary then I can do that myself without buying the kit.

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 22:54

Definitely get rid of it. I have HF on my privet hedge. 3 yrs ago I dug up and destroyed a large section of it, also dug up the soil and disposed of this also. Replanted new privet which was growing beautifully until signs of HF started reoccurring last year.

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