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Steve the Gardening Vet


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Greenhouse - reglaze or buy a new one ?!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:29

Greenhouse - reglaze or buy a new one ?!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:23

Not offended at all, we have a local shed place that charged me a fiver. I was surprised. A local glazier cut it down to size for me for free too!

Greenhouse - reglaze or buy a new one ?!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:05

I only had to change one panel in my old greenhouse, I was trying to be a bit helpful...

Greenhouse - reglaze or buy a new one ?!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:18

Locally to us, standard horticultural glass cost me a fiver for a sheet, toughened was about eight pounds.

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:33

We are currently treating one who has a large incision across the back of his neck, most likely due to a strimmer. Can I please ask everyone to keep a careful check if you are using machinery to clear long grass or undergrowth.

 

The little guy is recovering, I will spare you photos.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:02
I'll admit that despite my line of profession, I hadn't considered any Health and Safety risks to lions not wearing protective headgear...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 15:42
Just to lighten the mood, my lateDad always said he wanted to be fed to the lions at Edinburgh Zoo. I pointed out that the keepers may not be thrilled about this and maybe his best chance was to hire a helicopter and do an accurate swallow dive, thus killing the proverbial two birds with one stone...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:15

If I can be slightly unpleasant, whatever your religious bent or not, our bodies are just clever machines and it is the effect we have on people and the memories that we leave them with that matter. Not where our physical bits end up after death.

Everyone deals differently, some cry, some go quiet, some laugh. Are any of these people wrong? Not at all, losing someone is dreadful and no one should feel guilty for not being able to tend a grave afterwards be that for geographical reasons or emotional.

Do I think tending a grave is bad? No, not one iota. I just personally didn't want to.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:50

As I said, I am an atheist but to make my clients feel better I always remind them of something I once read about native american beliefs.

'Nothing is truly gone as long as someone remembers...'

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:11

As gardeners we see a practical version of evolution every day. Man made plant breeding is just like evolution but with different forces affecting the outcome.

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Discussions started by Steve the Gardening Vet

Budding fruit trees

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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 15:59

Barrels as water butts?

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Last Post: 07/03/2015 at 17:10

On a cheery note!

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 14:05

I indulged myself...

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 07:44

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 21:37

Happy New Year Folks!

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 19:08

Hedgehogs!

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Last Post: 30/11/2014 at 10:35

Greenhouse disposal

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Last Post: 20/11/2014 at 06:53

Shed tiles...

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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 10:55

A Fountain question!

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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 23:42

A Sheddy Question!

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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 23:34

Bricks for lawn edging

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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 16:05

What ate my leucanthemum flowers?

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 07:43

I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:21

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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