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getting redicoulas if thats spelt write

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:59

"Everyone has a RIGHT to a good garden they can relax in?" Oh really? No they don't anymore than they have a right to a nice house or a nice car or a nice holiday. My garden is very nice only because I work damned hard to make it that way. If I couldn't do it myself, I'd either pay someone to do it or move where I didn't have the bother. I'm fed up with these 'instant makeover programmes' so no longer watch them. I don't want to sound hard and I can hear the violins tuning up as I write but programmes like these aren't gardening at all.

 

Picket fence using pallet tops

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 20:01

Just ask around. Building sites are a useful place to find discarded pallets. I don't know what you mean by 'pallet tops' as to make a fence all you need to do is use a crowbar and seperate the slats. I have a dozen double-size pallets on my drive and these were once used to tranport plasterboard. Wickes? Initiative?

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 19:21

I have four water butts, none of which are covered, and have been like that for about 25yrs. Yes there's larvae in there but I can't say it bothers me. Perhaps we use the water more frequently. They are also up off the ground so I can fill the watering cans.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 16:29

"Pungently scented flowers"? Hmm, this is a new one on me. Pleasant or unpleasant?

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 22:50

Why the surprise and disappointment. The Beeb does it every year so I've come to expect it. Complain all you like, I don't believe it will make a happerth of difference. 

And as for 'Love your Garden', it was simply a remake of 'Ground Force', same formula. I couldn't help wondering what role the lady's husband played in all this. I believe she was married, wasn't she? It was only a tiny garden and I couldn't work out why he couldn't have done what the small army of workers did, only not in two days (obviously).

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 22:49

Why the surpise and disappointment. The Beeb does it every year so I've come to expect it. Complain all you like, I don't believe it will make a happerth of difference. 

And as for 'Love your Garden', it was simply a remake of 'Ground Force', same formula. I couldn't help wondering what roll the lady's husband played in all this. I believe she was married, wasn't she? It was only a tiny garden and I couldn't work out why he couldn't have done what the small army of workers did, only not in two days (obviously).

Garden Hoses

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 19:16

I wonder if it isn't about time we all stopped using hosepipes and tap water to water our gardens. We only have a hosepipe to top up the garden pond in the summer. Instead we have numerous water butts, not the expensive shop bought ones but acquired cheaply from farmers and the like, with a storage capacity of over 400 galllons of rainwater....and we intend to get more.I just think it's irresponsible in this day and age to use tap water for any other reasons than for what it is intended - drinking, cooking, and washing.

Slugs and snails - help needed!!

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 18:01

I've always used slug pellets and also have owned cats with no problem (for the cats).

 

Climbing roses

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 17:57

What's the question? Just a blank space.

help with garden shed and bbq area

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:51

So what firm base do you intend to put under the shed? Levelled earth won't do, will it? The wood must be off the ground otherwise the wooden base will rot.

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