LeadFarmer


Latest posts by LeadFarmer

New nestbox

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:10

Very nice, but it doesn't look very secure just hung from a hook, it really need screwing down so it can't move.

Weed killing before turfing

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:20

When I last laid a new turf lawn I used weed killer on the weeds and waited a few days for it to have effect before lifting the turf. I then raked it level and left it bare soil for a few days to see if any weeds re-emerged, and treated accordingly with weed killer again. This allowed me to also see if any pooling formed when it rained, and I could fill any low areas with soil, before finally laying new turf.

Pea Shingle Patio and path

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:04

Smooth pebbles can end up getting kicked around everywhere when you walk on them, you could be forever picking them up and throwing them back onto the patio. Rough sided pebbles lock together and stay in place.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 20:31

I used smallblueprinter.com to plan my garden...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/d72de42d-5c54-4ae3-bb22-7117b3065978_zpszgb8yfxk.png

 

 

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:47

I thought Jesus had a beard?

http://www.pondsafety.com/new-portfolio-pics/port%20folio%20d.jpg

 

 

Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:53

I made this planter from floorboards...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_2575_zps7mrxbtnp.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden5.jpg

 

Pallets

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:49

Heres my compost bin that I made from pallets..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/124.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/130.jpg

 

garden ivory

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:44

Personally I would consider keeping it as its great for wildlife, I'm lead to believe that moths love it? But if you really must get rid of it then cut it at its base and leave the ivy a couple of months or more to naturally die. It will then be easier to pull away from any wall/tree that its growing against. 

Ivy gets a bad name as people think it damages walls, but often the reality is that it only does damage when people yank it off the wall whilst its still alive.

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:19
I suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing The Wire, I felt like I'd lost a limb. A friend prescribed the Sopranos boxset which did the trick, but I then developed Soprano withdrawal symptoms. This was cured by watching Breaking Bad, but when Id finished that I didn't feel the need to live anymore.

Good box sets should come with a government health warning!

30 year old sheep manure?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:37
How did the farmer train his sheep to do their 'business' in the same place for 30 years?

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Labrador rescues

 
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Love Your Garden ITV 28th June

 
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Is this comfrey?

 
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Where do you buy your plants?

 
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Leggy Magnolia Susan

 
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Beechgrove returns 31st March 2016

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GW magazine subscription

12 months £25 
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Barnsdale Gardens

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Time for a new garden design?

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Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

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Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

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Garden visits in New Forest?

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Removing mould on plant pots?

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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