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Landscaping cost

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:11

Aside from what others have already said about it being impossible to give you a clue I'd suggest the following:

If all you're looking for is clearing out old stuff, paving and turfing then I'd suggest that rather than looking at "landscape gardeners" and  and calling it landscaping that what you actually require is some muscle and hard labour.

That tends to come cheaper and it may well be that because you're on a limited budget and know what you want that it would be better to have a look in your local shops and facebook adverts etc to find a couple of general labourers/handymen and get quotes for a couple of days work.

Or else tell them what you want to spend and ask what they can do for that fixed price amount.  

Another 'whose poo is this' question

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:36

Looks more like badger to me and with all those seeds and berries.

Impact of solar lights on wildlife ?

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:34

I'm another one that hates light pollution.    We live in an area of fabulous night skies and which is officially designated as Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.      It's fantastic and I never take it for granted.  

We always ensure our customers staying in our holiday cottage know that outside lights are to be turned off when not needed and particularly because they affect the hunting ability of owls.   We do everything possible to preserve their habitat  We've got barn, tawny, short eared, long eared and little owls on the farm.

We did have a study here by a bat protection group and because we're also privileged to have quite a lot of species of them.   They told us that there was significant evidence that excessive light does significantly delay the timing of them coming out to forage and ultimately can affect survival.



planting perenials

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:17

Spring.  Otherwise they run the risk of getting damaged by frost and cold as we move towards winter.

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 10:07
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I believe Lyn's post was meant in good faith and in no way suggesting you're stupid.

Thanks for mentioning that.      

To remove any dubiety what I really mean is "What a random, irrelevent and absurd comment!"

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 15:39
Lyn wrote (see)

Northern Lass, I think you have put your finger, or thumb on the icons in the posting box says B the other U underlined, just click on them again and it will go away.

Hostafan, now what would you know about bullshitting with confidence? 


Believe me if it were that easy I'd have done it.   I do know forum technology and this forum has some of the most erm... "unique and interesting" configuration.    (See what I just did )

It's somehow got caught up with the hyperlink and even though I've clicked the icon to post as plain text and been back on edit and posted it all again it's well and truly stuck in bold and underscore.

Anyway it's REALLY important

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:30

I didn't post it in bold or underscored.... can't seem to take it off either.  

I'll just pretend it's so important that it needs emphasis

Creeping buttercup

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 09:51

I hate buttercups!   They're evil and you will not ever erradicate them!   They've a plot to take over all UK land! 

Noisy Mower

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 09:47

Go on line and see if you can find the manual or a solution and if you can't or it's beyond your ability then take it to a lawnmower service place.   Going forward make sure you have it serviced from time to time.    We have ours done annually.

This might help get you underway:

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