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Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 16:56

I'd like to show a photo of part of my fence as I'm also a bit puzzled about one or two things, although I still like your fence.

Regarding those gaps.  I've got similar fencing and don't have those gaps.  Mine have been placed so they overlap about 1/2 an inch.  Also I have upright posts about 6 foot apart plus horizontal cross bars going along the whole fence, 3 in fact, one near the base, one in the middle and one near the top.  I also have boards (not sure of the technical name) along the base so there is no gap underneath. You can see it just above the shingle line below.

Another thing you might have to watch out for as this has happened to mine in recent years (my fence is 8 years old and never been painted)... is that some of those knots in the wood might blow through and holes can appear (handy if you're a nosey neighbour I  I've got several in mine but as I've got lots of bushes growing up, I don't notice them too much and I like to keep them as I can look to the fields beyond where often see wildlife, otherwise I'd have to get them replaced if I had a neighbour the other side.  I think you can see from this how the panels overlap.  I'm not sure whether this is right or wrong mind you.


Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:03

..the links open fine.   I don't know what you're worried about. Personally I much prefer your fencing to that awful colour on your neighbour's.  Yours looks really nice to me, don't like the other one at all...     I really like your fence.

Has anyone grown Cornutas AKA(horned pansy )

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:55

..I wish mine was invasive.  It's just dropped dead on me...


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:18

LesleyK - quite

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:17

..they won't let you in...standards you know...

have a lovely time and watch out for that Jade vine...

HELP!!!mini tiller marketing research

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 20:41

...if I get referred to as a ''gardening professional'' then I'm not complaining....  never used a tiller, so can't really answer any of those.... I've got a man do that sort of thing... battery powered and robust...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 20:35

hi Gardengirl....just saw your post there... no I've not heard a thing, I was advised not to expect to get a response for ''some weeks''...   I've spoken to an allotment holder at another site who thinks I ought to go there in any case, but it's  a car drive away and didn't want to do that...   getting a bit late in the year now, I wanted to get started on it earlier.. but on the other hand there shouldn't be any great rush really.... I wanted to give myself a couple of years to get things sorted, as I retire then....and will have more time... so I'll just hang on a bit.... I'm not going  and I try to keep up on this thread with tips and advice....

Which type of Bamboo to plant?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:45 have a nice big garden.   The plant you want is Fargesia Robusta 'Campbell variety'....  it will take about 4 years to reach the height you require but is a clump former which means it's easy to control.   The rhizomes spread gently, about 4 to 8 inches outwards from the base when established and easy to spot as they turn upwards through the soil (rather than run underneath) and can easily be pruned off, but for the first few years you needn't worry about it.... I think they're gorgeous especially for the larger garden...


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:06

..I'm not keen on getting officialdom involved as it leads to bad feelings and I think they would be bound to know it was you...  I would have to speak to the allotment neighbour again, in a firm but friendly manner and discuss the issue...the fact you've already mentioned it means they are aware to some degree....I might even offer to help with the watering on occasions that I was there, but couldn't do this every's their responsibility....   I would also print off a copy of this:-

..and hand it to them just to give some advice on the matter...

..meanwhile,...I'd probably carry on giving them fresh water myself, as often as I could, until the situation improved...couldn't see them go without...

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:38

..I remember Kathy Kirby too, perhaps a British version of America's Doris Day, although I'm not sure if Kathy did much acting.... she sang a cover version of Doris's 'Secret Love' which included the lines....''Now I Shout It From The Highest Hills, Even Told The Golden Daffodils''... that Bob Flowerdew quote and so true...

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