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Steve the Gardening Vet

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What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:35

This is a bit of a toss up for me. I have a few 'go to' series of books that I never tire of reading. Some you may have heard of, some not.

In no particular order:

The Belgariad by David and Leigh Eddings (fantasy)

The Terry Pratchett Discworld series (fantasy)

Tom Sharpe's novels (farce and political parody)

Bill Bryson travel and science books

and, I guess my favourite that I urge you to read, the 'Tales of the City' series by Armistead Mauphin.

Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:22

Rather oddly, we don't even have a drain cover for the sewers in our garden. It was flagged by the surveyor when I bought the place. There is one in the gardens on either side!

Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:47

One thing I can guarantee you is that if you cover it in heavy pots, it won't be a workman who moves them! They will stand while you do...

help please as regards my dog

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:39

Hope you have succeeded, the secret to giving liquids via syringe is to tip the head up to 45 degrees, put the end of the syringe into the side of the cheek (like a pouch) and run it in gently.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:48

It isn't that clearly defined. There has to be a court order. Bite means different things depending on the circumstances.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:01

I'm going to put a crab apple in ours once I get round to it.

Warning - Roundup Gel

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:40

It is actually low in toxicity so the charcoal was more of a precaution.

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:21

It has been a while since any updates so here is a pic from today!


House Spiders

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:48

The patron saint of house spider fearing folk is Mr Dyson, a quick whizz and in the go, pop outside and dump them in the garden. Completely unharmed!

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:38

I paid £15 for mine on ebay but I think I got lucky...

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Shed tiles...

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A Fountain question!

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A Sheddy Question!

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Bricks for lawn edging

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What ate my leucanthemum flowers?

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I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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Metal trellis?

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Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

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Buying Garden Land

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10/10 for Persistence!

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Vine Wires

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Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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This month's GW mag freebie

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