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08 Feb 2017 00:18
My OHs supervisor had artificial grass laid in his garden. He said that on hot days his kids and the dog couldn't play on it, as the grass got too hot.
25 Jan 2017 16:17
When planning permission was submitted, you should have been informed by the planning authority. Then you can raise any concerns you may of had regarding the extension. Anyone bordering the property should have received a letter. If you didn't I would look into it.
18 Jan 2017 13:01
Hi amy280, yes as Singing Gardener says Battersea Park .If you google British parks with fountains and go on images or here's a link.
16 Jan 2017 00:29
Hi Anne17, The answer to that is yes if your not careful. If your worried about the plants, you could pour the wash into a bucket and submerge the pebbles into it, that way you know that the pebbles are fully coated with the wash. Then put the pebbles into another bucket and wait 48 hours for the fungicidal wash to work. After that you can submerge them back into a bucket of soapy water, then hose them to get rid of the fungal wash. That way you know there's no fungal wash left on to penetrate through the membrane into the soil when it rains. Bare in mind that the label its say "prevents algae up to 6 months", so if you do wash it off, it may not be as effective for up to the 6 months. I don't know how big of a area you have, so good luck with which ever method you choose.
15 Jan 2017 19:41
Dovefromabove I had never even heard of a gender reveal cake until my daughter said she was having one, but I rather liked the idea. Any excuse for a slice of cake.
Busy-lizzie, daughter is our only one. so yes, me and OH are first time grandparents. She's 31 now and been with her OH for 14 years. I was beginning to think she was never going to have one.
10th and 11th grandchild on the way blimey, lots of cake for you in May then. How do you remember all their names. There are quite a lot on daughters OHs side of the family. conversations do get confusing at times when she mentions names. It gets my head all in a spin.I don't know who's who. I've never been very good at remembering names. I'm better at remembering faces.
fairygirl cake was very nice and moist ,I'm afraid its all gone now. It didn't last very long.
14 Jan 2017 23:02
Hi all, just an update.Daughter had another scan on Tuesday and had a gender reveal cake made. Daughter and her OH cut it tonight in front of friends and family. She's having a little girl.
She's due round 30th of May. We are both going shopping tomorrow, so it's shop till we drop.
Niece had a little boy Nathaniel 9th Dec, Nephew had a little boy Grayson 15th Dec.
14 Jan 2017 16:48
Hi Anne17,if the washing up liquid don't work you could always try Wickes fungicidal wash cleaner £7.99 I use it on my fence and the side of the house (brick work). I have two great big sycamore trees hanging over half my garden and they always causes algae
. You can use the wash for a number of things. Its great stuff .
14 Jan 2017 08:32
Hi Tetley, some Japanese do have Buddha's in their gardens but I agree most don't. I do know a Japanese man that does though.
14 Jan 2017 07:29
Try your local market.I buy mine from my local market pet stall and they charge £8 for a 1000g and if you buy 3 bags of 1000g they charges £20.That's what I call a bargain.
13 Jan 2017 23:51
Just watched BDSS on BBC IPlayer, brilliant program. I love these programs, you get so many different ideas .I loved both Toriq and Ant and Jakes garden.
Gardening can be such hard work, but when you've done it ALL YOURSELVES, stepped back and look at what YOU'VED achieved instead of some garden designer it's so rewarding especially when friends, family, neighbours and not forgetting everyone on the forum compliment it. You guys must be so proud.
I hate it when people say I CAN'T do that, when they've never even tried.
antzero, I'm surprised you don't have a little Buddha somewhere hidden amongst those ferns.
13 Jan 2017 00:15
WOW Doghouse Riley, that looks fantastic. I would love to have put mine on the back fence or even a pergola but I haven't got room. I only hope the canes which hold mine up will hold the weight as it get larger.
Thanks for the advice.
12 Jan 2017 22:30
I do live in a cold pocket area and I can only just see the buds coming through but they are very tiny. As I didn't get to cut all the ends of the new growth because of all the leaves in the way in August, do I still only cut back 2-3buds in Jan - Feb or can I cut more?
11 Jan 2017 20:13
Thanks Obelixx, I'll leave it for now and wait a bit longer. Thanks for the link.
10 Jan 2017 22:31
It's now early January, can I still prune my Wisteria now even though were due some bad weather with freezing conditions or should I wait a bit longer.
22 Dec 2016 13:28
I also need a new pair for my box topiary. I've been looking at the Wolf-Garten and Fiskars brands.
22 Dec 2016 12:25
This may or may not help.
Top Gardening & Topiary Hand Shears - Jakoti Hand Shearshttps://handshears.co.uk/for-gardeners/
18 Dec 2016 13:00
OOPS That was meant to say slime.
18 Dec 2016 11:48
If it was slugs, wouldn't it have left slim on them and a trail.
18 Dec 2016 11:31
I use Crabtree and Evelyn's Gardeners hand creams and their hand recovery. I find The hand recovery best works when you don't wet your hands first, its like rubbing you hands in sand. A real good exfoliator. Then apply the hand cream. They use to do a hand Remedy that you could apply at night which was brill , but they don't do that one anymore. TK Maxx sometimes have Crabtree stuff a lot cheaper.
Also if you go on Hot UK Deals .com you can get voucher codes up to 30% off. I love a bargain.
15 Dec 2016 13:08
I remember years ago I had a jigsaw puzzle which had a few pieces missing, so we cut out the missing pieces from the picture printed on the front of the box. Just a thought. Try looking in a few charity shops they may be a bit cheaper than eBay or Amazon.