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Stones to use in wildlife pond

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:29

I intend to use paddlestones when I build my wildlife pond, as another member used in theirs...

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_3188_zpsa5ab7673.jpg

 

Watering whilst on holiday

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 00:32

Went I went on holiday for two weeks last year I bought a Gardena garden tap timer and some lengths of Hozelock soaker hoses. I laid out my hosepipe to where the plants were that needed watering and then connected the soaker hose to it. I then kept attaching normal hosepipe to reach to the next set of plants and then added some more soaker hose, and so on...all the way into my greenhouse at the bottom of my garden.

garden design software

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 00:21

Have a look at smallblueprinter, its free for the first few days which gave me just enough time to design my garden.

http://www.smallblueprinter.com

If you don't want to pay for the full package then first sketch/design your garden on paper and when your happy download the software. This way you will be able to allow time to get your head around how it works, and complete your plan before the free version expires.

Heres the design I did for my garden using smallblueprinter


 


 

 

 

 

lawn edging advice

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 23:51

I have some Everedge metal edging strips.

http://www.everedge.co.uk/Scripts/everedge/default.asp

Border edging

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 23:49

Ive purchased some Everedge metal edging strips. I haven't installed them but they are worth taking a look.

http://www.everedge.co.uk/Scripts/everedge/default.asp

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:57

I found myself under pressure to reduce the height of my laurel hedge, but I held off  due to the nesting season. It did desperately need lopping though, it must have been 25ft tall.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 12:25

Thanks for the replies. Im keeping the nest and my 7yr old son will be taking it to his schools 'Show & Tell' session.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:50

Ive kept the nest, complete with the forked branch it was built in, though I'm not sure what to do with it. It does have lots of droppings on the outside which must be unique to just a few birds?

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:26

I was pruning the large laurel hedge in my garden today, when I came across this small nest. It was about 15ft off the ground and is quite small. Anyone know which bird made it please? Im thinking Goldfinch?


 

 


 

 

horsetail weed

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:11

It has a waxy surface, meaning weed killers don't always work, Try breaking the stem and then applying weed killer so it gets into the plant.

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