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Steve J

Latest posts by Steve J

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:02

MIne have started in Surrey.

Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:33

Please note that I know there are people who genuinely do need and benefit from medication and in no way intended to insult them before I receive the usual angry barage of private messages that accompany pretty much anything I post!

Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:26

Life itself is an amazing event and the very fact that nature allows us to interact in some small way is very therapeutic. Yes, Mike is right, many people don't need medicating at all and all they need is exposure to the great outdoors and someone to listen to what they have to say.


Problem with Bergenia

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:17

Hmmmph! Mine have had their chance, three years in the ground and not a single flower!!! Out they will come and something prettier will go in.

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:43

I'm never quite sure why people are so damned upset by thirty seconds of a dog...

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:39

I'm with you on Joe Swift...

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:14

There are two 'on cat' ways to reduce hunting in addition to the sensible suggestions here about making sure the cat has nowhere to hide and pounce. We recommend at least two bells on a collar (with a suitable safety break clip) as one bell isn't loud enough or if you have a google, there are devices that make a noise when the cat makes a sudden movement and this reduces hunting success.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:21

Sadly, my clematis in pots have always been rubbish despite large pots, good compost and gravel on top to protect the roots!

Cleaning patio

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:18
KEF wrote (see)

SteveJ.  Hi, I've found that the cleaning flagstones is much easier than actual stone, wonder if the paved area where you work is flagged. Part of my stoned area is in shade and garden drains onto it, so I get a lot of "mould" and discolouration.

Ah yes, I was talking about slabs...

Cleaning patio

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:34

I assaulted our paved area at work with nothing more than a bucket of water and a stiff brush and it cleared it nicely.

Discussions started by Steve J

I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Last Post: Yesterday at 08:21

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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Last Post: 13/06/2014 at 17:52

Metal trellis?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 12:36

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 19:26

Buying Garden Land

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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 09:09

10/10 for Persistence!

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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 23:14

Vine Wires

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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 14:47

Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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Last Post: 02/02/2013 at 12:07

This month's GW mag freebie

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Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 15:11

Any idea what this fruit is?

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Last Post: 17/09/2012 at 05:47

Combi shed-greenhouses

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