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Magazine titles

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:29

There are 2 I regularly pick up in garden centres/nurseries/farm shops, etc. .  Both are free ..........

Country Gardener......I believe it is UK wide but with regional issues.

The Landsman......not sure if this is only available in the SW tho.

I've got a couple of copies if you want to have a look ?

I don't tend to buy magazines these days so not up to date with what's available I'm afraid. 

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:08

Verdun

I'd be happy if my garden looked half as good bulkerb........I can imagine you would be sad not to be working in such a setting but.........your clients are having you on.  Take your obvious talents elsewhere and work for someone who appreciates you

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:36

Pointless comments Verdun ?

I agree that photos would help posters to give a fair and unbiased opinion but who in their right minds would continue to employ someone for the time stated if they weren't happy with the standard of work ?

I know gardening doesn't provide instant results ( unless you get TV involved of course ) but you would have a damn good idea within that time frame  if someone was worth their salt or not

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:25

I'd agree with both of the above.  If your clients were so unhappy how come they kept you on for 11 months ?

Sounds very much like an inability to stick their hands in their pockets.  Hope you get it sorted and find more congenial clients.

Beware bark chippings!

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:19

Does it not depend on where you are sited ?  Griselinas aren't always the hardiest.

I would agree with Verdun that the bark chippings aren't likely to be toxic - any such problem would have been highlighted a long time ago considering how much bark chippings are sold.

Late vegetable bed

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:14

The courgettes will also require a lot of feeding/manure to crop well.  The Lavender may not like that

One courgette plant for 2 people Steve ?  I would always aim for at least 2 - 3 if you want to make lots of Ratatouille

So...............

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:06

That's fine if they ALL drive on the wrong side......it's the odd one or two that tends to throw you 

It took me a while when I came back to the UK to stop my right hand fruitlessly searching for the gear lever

So...............

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 17:54

Hazel........only just caught up......I enjoyed your poem

Indicating on a roundabout which has 3 options.  Left turn, right turn or straight ahead.  It is surprising the number of motorists who indicate a left or right turn when in fact, they are going straight ahead.  Is it because they actually have to turn the steering wheel to negotiate the roundabout ?  Drives me mad 

 

Can you identify these plants?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 15:13

Looks very much like Rhus suckers

Feeding pond plants - any tips?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 19:36

Darren...you've lost me already 

What is Rubisco ?

I'd agree pond plants need nutrients.......IME, they would appear to get all they need without added feed.  Different ponds - different results perhaps ?

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