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Muvs Dashwood

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 14:32

Another day of sunshine here, we've had very little rain since the start of the Paralympics, just weeks and weeks of sun.

Tree and shrub stumps.

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:52

Last year was spent chopping down various sycamore, holly and shrubs that had taken over two thirds of the garden at our new address, this year I am left with the problem of stumps - loads of them. Myself and daughter dig most of them out but the real problem is a group of bay trunks which were 30ft high and we felled them, but now I have approx 20 3ft tall stumps and I just want any budget ideas - other than dynamite as the neighbours would complain - to getting rid without back breaking digging them up. I am gravelling over them so they only need to be just under soil level really.


Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:47

After hearing it on Radio 2 I am trying cheap oats. I had some already and it's worth a punt. I hate using blue pellets but have bought some to my shame. It takes a while to encourage birds, hedgehogs and other predators into a new garden and I can't crush them, yuck!

"Starting a New Garden"

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 00:55

Starting a brand new garden is fine, taking on a old one which bears no relation to what you might want is a whole other kettle of fish. Ah well better get back to the chopping, lugging and digging.

Get thrifty

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 00:52

Don't put hole in the bottom of plant pots etc put them up the side, the water doesn't run out of the bottom and it stays wetter longer. The deeper your pot the higher the holes. I hardly ever buy full price plants and always try to get cuttings from anything I buy. I got 40 petunia's for 30p recently. Just needed a water. I do wish the tv programme would show some 'on a budget' gardens, it is very extravagant and well beyond my pocket and although Monty Don is good I do miss Geoff and his cheap ideas.

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