LeadFarmer


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pruning honeysuckle

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:31

Try pruning back half of it this year, and see if it produces new growth next year, then prune the other half back next year after flowering.

Labrador rescues

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 20:58
Clarington says:

Beautiful animals.


We rescued a German Shepherd last year. The forum collective know all about him.


Best thing we did!!


See original post

Beautiful looking dog, and perhaps my favourite breed, though I've never owned one. 

Labrador rescues

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 20:55

My mother had lab that failed its guide dog training at a young age. Apparently they are trained to do their 'business' only on command, so they don't mess when the blind person is walking them?


Well her dog was the most perfectly trained dog I've ever known, and even she failed.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 20:52
Lily Pilly says:
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 What a beautiful garden, and photo

Greenhouse setup any tool?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 11:12

Can you post a picture of the square bolts please?


Maybe buy a set of ratchet spanners to make life much easier?



You can also buy hex nut socket screwdrivers that could work, depending on the nut shape..


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Handle-Metal-Hex-Nut-key-Socket-Screw-Driver-Wrench-8mm-Dia-/301763321571?hash=item46427edee3:g:2k0AAOSwezVWweyW



You can even get power drill attachments of the same.

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..


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