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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:24

the flowers look like a nicotiana but not sure if they grow that big


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:21

I have a large area with decking and 2 small patio flagged areas, the top flagged area now has a greenhouse on and the decking has lots of pots and planters on it.

I wouldnt call it dead though as Verdun suggests, horses for courses and having decking can be both practical in all weathers along with nature/wildlife friendly.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:00

I posted this on the forum you suggested FG and got  a correct response, it is a Mamestra brassicae (cabbage moth)


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:34

Can anyone help me identify this caterpillar i spotted this morning?

It appears to have a white lower body and black/plum upper body.  i have done a quick search through google images but i dont know of any good webpages to identify caterpillars.



Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:03

Dont want to offend SD but a TV program dedicated to tools and maintenance of them would be very dull, i cant imagine many people tuning in to watch that.

If someone needs advice on how to do it youtube has everything anyone should ever need, and to pre-empt anyone saying not everyone uses a computer, that is not a reason to create a program for the minority that dont.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 13:00

bumping this, hoping for a response

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:17

I tend to wear my jeans in the garden now, i love being out there but cant stand the itchy bites.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:16

Are you sure the dog isnt repeat offending on the same spot?

The dogs we had while i was a kid always went in the same spots, so the grass never got chance to grow before it was killed again.

You could change the dogs diet slighty, change food type/brands, put more water down, this will help to dilute the excess nitrogen in the dogs urine.

Watering the spot after the dog has done his business will also dilute the urine, although this would require a lot of effort on your part.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:06


Got my greenhouse earlier in the week (only a 4" x 6") which does not come with a roof vent, i assume this is because its a budget one and the manufacturers are trying to keep cost down.

I would like to get a louvre vent in rather than a window and was having a look around, the ones ive found tend to be 611mm wide (standard width) but on 440-480mm high, now the panels that i put in are standard 611x611 glass, does this mean i need to get a pane cut down to 200mm to put inthe gap above the vent or is there a vent that is the same size as a standard pane?

Also do the auto louvre vent thing fit any type or do i need to match them?

Thanks in advance.


Wooden planter for clematis.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 22:16

I line mine with weed control fabric, but i also use decking boards for all my garden projects so they are pre-treated.


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