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Asian Garden Design Help With Advice

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 00:56

Asia is a big continent, which part of it are you trying to emulate? How big is your garden? What do you think is a reasonable and appropriate fee? Have you tried to calculate the materials and labour needed to achieve your dream?

Your personal circumstances are unlikely to have any bearing on the cost estimates you have received unless you can find a firm prepared to offer a services discount. Having work done by professionals is never going to be a cheap option. Look at it from their point of view - they have to make a profit to pay their staff and make a living so they carefully cost up the price of doing the job, add their profit margin and give you a price. That doesn't make them unreliable or dishonest. If you can't find someone to do the job for the price you want to pay then you need to increase your budget. You don't get ought for nought. Sorry if this sounds a bit blunt but I am just trying to be realistic.

Have you explored help that might be available through organisations like the British Legion? They may have local contacts who can help.



Preparation for a siting a shed

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:45

There are also plastic bases made from interlocking units which are quick and easy to lay. 

Date palms

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 23:03

Canary Island Date Palm might fit the bill and is fast growing. Not fully hardy so will possibly need some winter protection.

what is Mertus

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:53

It might be myrtus better known as myrtle.

Can I mulch over snowdrop leaves?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 12:43

Wait until the leaves have gone or you will damage future growth. The green leaves are feeding the bulb so need to be left to grow and die off naturally. This will take at least 6 weeks after the flowers have gone.

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 23:07

Try the ACME THUNDERER cure ( referee's whistle ). One good blast works wonders.

Turning a compost heap without hurting the wildlife

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:52

If your heap is easily accessible you could try gently raking off a layer at a time which should give your guests time to flee. If possible waiting for a warm day when that they are more alert might help too.

growing grapes

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:39

Look up vine eye cuttings. It is basically a very short cutting with just one bud and is less successful than using a longer hardwood cutting. However if the stalks you have don't have any buds this won't work.

Growing Tea

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:34

Surprised Verdun didn't beat us both to it!

Growing Tea

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:29

Tregothnan is a commercial tea plantation which can supply tea bushes as well as an experience day.


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