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Talkback: How to make a rustic trellis

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 10:52
I made this for my old garden out of thin florist type wire and supports from an old willow obelisk. I have just followed this idea in my new garden. My next door neighbour was going to dump some old style chestnut fencing so I have used 2 lengths of it to hang off concrete posts on back fence. As chestnut posts were already strung together cost was £0. The third I had to wire the posts together. Although the clematis is still very small (1st year) the 'trellis' breaks up the look of what would otherwise be a long boring fence (90ft). Can't wait for plants to grow.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:06

I use Countrywide multi purpose - this year it was 3 x 100l bags for £17- I find it good. Used it for potato bags, top dressing planting etc. Now going to use spent potato bags for a top dressing. I have also used Goodwins - I get it at 4x70l bags for £10. Goodwins also do an easy use horse manure mix at same price as multi purpose compost. Using these is finally beginning to make a difference to my very clayey soil

Goodwins I get from my local low cost shop and Countrywide from the stores of that name.

B&Q I fell out with last year,

really need help

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:57

You may get gravel boards off e-cycle. I bought very cheap short picket fence which i painted a pretty green and put on top of gravel boards. I also grow cosmos along the picket fence - perhaps a good safety feature with 2 little girls. Having trouble downloading photo to show you. 

really need help

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 09:59

I am still renovating a garden with a limited budget. That wood wall holding back the raised part. We had a similar problem. Do i see in the picture that the wood is slatted into concrtet poats. if so - this is money i know - but you can gat concrete gravel boards that are about 30cm high search andyou would find some with a brick pattern - much easier on the eye. If these are not high oenough you could gat a plain shorter gravel board and slot in first then add decorative one on top. 

I woul also buy paint and make the boundaries look better. 

If you started with these 2 things plus tidying you would be surprised how your work plan will slot into place. Oh and I would improve that step up for safety.

Then plan a little each season.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 11:14

Sorry all I meant 'compliment GW'

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 11:11

My husband found Beechgrove when i was moaning about lack of gardening programmes. Have not had chance to view it - to busy gardening! I see it has fact sheets as well so MUst watch.

As for other programmes. I would love to see ones where borders are planned, how to balance plants for max effect, how to rectify mistakes - we all make them.- In fact a HOW TO programme to suplement GW

Using rusty tools

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 12:31

That sort of answes a question i have about an old galvanised bath I intend to use as a small water feature. I have seaked the bottom edge but it is going rusty, Hopefully this means once full of water I won't have to do anything more to it. Am I right?

free penstemons

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:28

Received my penstemons week before last,day before I went away. theyare very small and have lost a couple. perhaps because not enough tlc as was away. Greenhouse sitter(son) very generous with water. Still at least plants don't die of drought!!

That new roundup gel

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:06

I bought this gel to put on bindweed that was twining with my clematis. I thought it wasn't working and was beginning to wonder what else i could use whne I noticed -maybe 3 weeks after treatment thta leaves were yellowing and now bindweed is virtually dead and clematis is still happy


Posted: 28/07/2012 at 10:09

 Hi Lavender Lady -I don't know about ericaceous feed . It was a question reallyas leaves are turning yellow. Waiting for someone more knowleable than me to help,

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