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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

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 to plan my garden...



Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:47

I thought Jesus had a beard?



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?

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Removing mould on plant pots?

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Last Post: 18/11/2015 at 15:58

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Last Post: 29/09/2015 at 19:33

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 21:50

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 09:50

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 17:36

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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