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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:05

Sorry to be a killjoy but as a vet I can assure you that the dog rocks and diet changes are a bit of a con. The best solutions are training to a specific point and living with that being awful or get a bucket of water and wash away each and every pee!


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 19:37

Chop it to the base and they don't grow back. They do try to suck the life out of the soil beneath them though!

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:41

I pop any I collect into the garden recyling bin and they seem quite happy in there until they are collected by the local council and removed to pastures new!

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:20

This is an interesting question. As a child I reluctantly would help Dad do stuff though I am sure he mostly planted flowers to keep Mum happy and veg as he wasn't a high income earner.

I lived in flats for years with houseplants. Moved to Asia and pretty much had no plants at all but in my late 30s, when I was moving back to the UK and looking at houses online, I found myself unable to look at a house without judging the garden and it suddenly became essential to me that any house I bought must have a decent sized garden.

It has been said that I was born middle aged...

nut for water butt tap

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:32

Depending where you are in the country there may be a supplier who does mainly nuts and bolts and sells all bits separately. There certainly is one in Farnham.

What to do with the shingle?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:52

If you put it on freecycle you may even find that people are willing to come and dig it up and remove it themselves!

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 08:19

Added myself, Surrey/Hants border here!

Make do and mend

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:19

I have just recycled the old table from our surgical prep room with the knackered top that was no longer animal safe into good strong greenhouse staging as the plants tend not to throw themselves around as much as pets!

Getting rid of daffodils

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 15:17

Don't get me started on spanish bluebells...

Talkback: Zebra spider

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 13:14

Why do people have to haul religion onto a gardening forum..?

Discussions started by Steve J

I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Last Post: 29/07/2014 at 08:59

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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