philippa smith2

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Buying a new shed...nightmare

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 16:32

aym....seems like there's quite a few of us who could do with a Jason....either that or we need to learn some tactics from him

Glad you have the DG lot sorted.  IMO, a Brick Wall should come free with every job/purchase......that way at least you can bang your head against it at someone else's cost.

New Wooden Fence

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 16:20

Creocote is the modern watered down version of Creosote.  Do you want a particular colour ?  Cuprinol is available in various shades.  You may need to apply every few years depending on exposure.

Creosote is still available to the amateur if you know where to is a good preservative hence it's old use on the railway's but there are H & S aspects to think about. 

Nice day

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 16:14

Nice day here too Mel in Somerset.

Like you I should have gone to my allotment but chose to go and buy some much wanted plants instead.

Not only got my plants but saw Swans, Buzzards, Kestrels ,plenty of LBJ's, Badgers ( dead ones on the road ) and some wonderful countryside.  Makes a change from digging

Buying a new shed...nightmare

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 15:41

Full marks to you Jason

aym280........having seen other posts mentioning the use of social media for remedying complaints, I think you are correct........rectification seems faster but there are lots of us who don't use Facebook, Twitter et al.

Seems these companies need to get their act together and look beyond the Social Media........otherwise they will have Jason on their doorstep

Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 13:51

Sorry but could you give me your address again Gardenmaiden ?  If I kept it, it'll be in a "safe place" along with the rest of the stuff I can never find

Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 09:09


If you can PM me with your addresses and the number of tickets required, I will put them in the post.

As above....each ticket admits 1 adult OR 2 children.  As I am not sure what age constitutes a child, you may like to check on the ZSL website 

Talkback: How to grow purple-sprouting broccoli

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:42

Mike....I believe some of the well known seed companies offer the info you suggest  if you opt for their "Monthly Newsletters".  Take into account your location and they can be quite useful for new growers

Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:10 will be very welcome to some.......each ticket admits 1 adult or 2 children and you can use them for entry to either Regent's Park Zoo or Whipsnade Park. You can use them up until Feb. 2017.

If you PM me with your address and how many you need, I'll put them in the post for you

Identify this plant with red berries

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:03

Snap ( or Cat )

Worm compost

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 17:47

What do you mean by "worm compost " Molly ?

Do you have a "wormery" or just a compost heap ?  A little bit more info will get you some advice

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