Paul N

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Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:54

There ya go. Google is your friend.


Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:49

RHS Plant Finder?

Talkback: Is your garden shed secure?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:48
For many years I was a PC and went to countless shed 'breaks'. Most people are/were utterly clueless when it came to shed security either leaving doors ajar, fitting padlock barely worthy of the name or failing to fit coach bolts to both hasp & staple or the door hinges. Many's the time I've found the hinges unscrewed and the door opened that way with the hapless owner faced with either an insurance claim or replacing stolen garden tools. I've taken a lot of time and trouble collecting my tools over the years (two motor mowers, shredder, strimmer, various lovely stainless steel tools and so on) that I'd really kick myself if anything went. Even I made a big mistake once. I was working at a local gym as a handman and was finally given a garden shed to store my tools. It was a flimsy modern effort with walls made from matchbox wood - a huff and a puff and I'll blow your shed down - and although I'd fitted steel mesh over the one window, I'd yet to fit coach bolts on the hinges. Next morning the door was ajar, the hinges had been unscrewed, and a large hole in the end wall was also made. £200 worth of tools went.

Britain's Oldest Rose Bush

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:31

Oh, thats fine. I did contact both the Royal National Rose Society and the RHS and neither knew. Montisfont has the national collection of old roses so I think they are the next step. Graham Thomas, no longer with us, would certainly have known.

Name !!!!

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:28

But do come back and tells us how you get on please.

Name !!!!

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:27


I have contacted my keen rose growing friends in South Africa and the Netherlands and there a number of rare 'Oscar' roses. They will take some hunting down if you decide on a rose (I always would) so here goes -

Oskar Kordel (Oskar Cordel), Hybrid Perpetual, medium to deep pink, breed 1897 by Lambert. it's only available by two nurseries world wide: Chill Out Roses in Chugiak, USA and Hortico in Canada

Oskar Scheerer (Orscar Scheerer), Shrub Rose, dark red, breed by Kordes in 1961, available at 4 nurseries world wide: Les Roses Anciennes de Andre Eve, France; Pepinieres Loubert, France; Pepinieres Prayssacoises, France; La Rosarie Du Berry, France

Oscar Chauvry, Noisiette, medium pink breed 1900 by Chauvry is available only from: La Rosarie du Desert, France

ok the bbc site has shut down

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 22:52


Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 22:51

Marion, Loved the t-shirt. I've sent off for one for my wife

Talkback: How to fit guttering on a greenhouse

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:26

Hold on a sec. Are we asking about guttering, bubble wrap or shelving? Attaching bubble wrap. Garden centres sell plastic whatsits for the very purpose. Shelving. They will also sell tiny right angled brackets and special alloy nuts & bolts. I've just fitted a wooden shelf in the greenhouse. 5" wide wood. I made short length of copper brackets made from old water pipe with alloy nuts & bolts and a screw at each end. Easy DIY job.


Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:59

How odd.

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