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Patsy F

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Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:16

Thank you, GD2, I have them occasionally. 

Gardener Survey

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 20:48


gardening toolbox

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 12:13

Sorry to sound negative, Rollout, but a certain amount of organisation and discipline is needed when gardening and as pointed out already, pushing/pulling a heavily laden trolley around a garden that is not necessarily level, would not be conducive to protecting oneself from incurring injuries, primarily to one's back!  I think you have been given an unenviable task!  Personally, I use a lightweight trug or basket to carry small tools, such as secateurs, hand fork, trowel etc. The larger tools I take out of the shed as necessary, and when I'm good I'll clean them and replace them.  Good luck with your design, though, and please let us know the outcome.

New fence/new garden

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 17:32

It all sounds beautiful, Fairygirl.  I'll make a note of your suggestions as I still have some spaces to fill.

New fence/new garden

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 17:13
That looks so good, Fairygirl. I'm enjoying my shady area as there is such a variety of plants to choose from. The ferns look good all year and there are a host of variegated leaved plants and ones with silvery foliage to lighten the spot. Enjoy!

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:08
No, they stay dry inside. One tip I'd pass on is, before putting on your wellies, slip each foot into a plastic bag! Feet stay warm and boots slip off easily!

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 09:56
I use a wrought iron boot wrack which is outside the back door and works well for us.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 21:56

Then we'll get to know them! 

Ask Joe Swift a garden design question

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 21:52

My friend has a very small, triangular back garden!  It has an ugly 5ft fence surrounding it, forming the boundary, which they would like to replace with hedging. The master bedroom on the first floor is overlooked, so they would like to plant something tall to achieve privacy. They require a small shed/storage facility, a small seating area/patio and as they have 2 small children, maybe a rope climbing frame or something similar. There is also a need for a washing line, which can be moved when not in use. They wish to attract wildlife into the garden and would like a small  lawned area.  It is generally quite a shady space 7m long x 13.5m wide with a 'sun' room facing north, half bricked, with windows and no doors.  There are patio doors measuring 1.5 metres from a reception room facing East. 

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 21:24

Who don't we know? 

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