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Best shredder for very large borders

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 17:45

We've got a Bosch but it only copes with small branches and shrub prunings, it doesn't like wet leaves and soft plant material, we use shears if it too long or just chuck it in the compost bins, usually rots down by the following  year. 

I think there is one you can buy for mushy stuff.

Last edited: 12 August 2017 17:46:31

Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:39

bought mine in Wilco for £1.00 and that wasn't on special offer, so not expensive at all.  Look out for it in early spring. 

Tomato Bl

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:45

Not if it's blight unfortunately.

Best destroyed and put in the dustbin. Not your compost heap. 

Last edited: 11 August 2017 14:46:46

Pond Liner

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:43

Sent you a PM  Redwing 


Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:42

They seed everywhere here as well, I had to get the original plants out, with a pickaxe this spring but there are dozens of them again now, once you have them you'll never be without😀

You may as well wait for the seedlings to appear then put them where you want them. 


Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:32

Very true Lizzie, I do a fair few miles in a day walking from one end of the estate to the other😀

The top field burst its bank last week, top bit of garden like a lake and one of the GH's filled with water up to the step, about six inches. Roland has now dug part of the front bank away to make a channel diverting  it down the lane. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:18
Redwing says:


See original post

 But if it's worked it must be OK and about the quarter of the price of butyl or rubber.  Why don't you think it was worth the  money?  How does the brown side up look?  I was thinking I would use the black side up.

Last edited: 10 August 2017 19:12:19

See original post

 It is worth the money, I just said I preferred to pay just a little more for a lifetime guarantee instead of 25 years. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:15

This was when we were first making it, the next picture less than one year after, well established now as that was in 2015. The brown side is not so stark and glary, but it's up to you, whatever way you want it.  The liner comes free, they say you need to use it to validate the guarantee. 

Bradshaws is a good company, I have a 10% off voucher if you want it, I can send you the code in a PM. 

Last edited: 11 August 2017 11:17:00

Vegatable grwoing book

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:01

This is the one I use, it's full of info about soil types, compost making etc. As well as veg growing. 

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:55

Best way Doc, anytime from March to June is good, if I sowed mine direct I'd never see them again unless I covered the area in pellets, and even then you have to transplant them if they do grow, much better to get them to big plants in 6" pots before putting them out. 

Ingle, what suits in your country really doesn't work in the UK. 

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