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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:53

I made this planter from floorboards...



Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:49

Heres my compost bin that I made from pallets..


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?

Bird feeder video

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 23:27

What food did you have in the feeder please steephill?


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:55

I think I'm correct in saying that sunflowers rely on heat, rather than daylight to grow and flower.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:53

On that particular year I was growing the taller varieties as a bit of fun for my son. I think some of them were Mongolia which had massive heads. A kind member of this forum also provided me with some of the seeds. I grow them every year, and I need to get some seeds for this year.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:36

I always start in small pots in the greenhouse, then pot on and move outside when they are a foot tall approx. They ended up looking like this the other year..


3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 13:26

Its Monty that I enjoy the most on GW. I often fast forward through some of the other sections if they are talking about things that dont interest me, such as Rhododendrons .

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Unknown plant on GW?

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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 11:06

Which birds nest is this?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 11:12

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 10:52

Photos of your ponds please

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Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 13:42

Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 16:08

I'd like a plant like this...

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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 22:17

Ornamental grass seed?

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 23:21

Any good lawn mower forums?

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Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 14:10

Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

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Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 22:11

Planting suggestions for new path?

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Last Post: 20/01/2014 at 15:21

Everedge steel lawn edging?

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