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Steve Worthing

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Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:38

Check with a doctor first.

I found doing simple Core exercises on a swissball helped cure my back problem (not as severe as slipped discs) As after a back injury the core muscles have to be retrained to work correctly again.


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:52

 All lined , plastic sheeting around the outside to help protect the wood from rotting and antiweed membrane to stop weeds and help hold moisture & nutrients (south facing so will dry out quick, if we have a summer that is

 2 Tons of soil later and all ready to go


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:39

Yes , i'm getting top soil (0,75m) at around £74. But will bulk it out with compost and some soil i will have from digging out a patio. So hopefully that should fill them

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:28

I've just made some. The previous owner built a wooden deck , but built it above the damp proof course so i had to take it down. So rather than wasting the wood i made raised beds

they are 3m x 1.6m. I just have to line the wood with plastic sheeting and put a antiweeed matting on the bottom tomorrow. and just need to get some wooden stakes to stop them bowing out



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:35

Hello gang,

Thought i would share a good deal on mealworms i found on Amazon. You have to buy them in a 5kg bag (i've decanted mine into some old tubs) but at a price of £35.90 with free postage you can't go wrong!

Heres the link to the seller

or search Dried mealworm 5kg (2500ml approx)


Climbing Roses

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 10:51

Thanks for all the advice guys, now to do some thinking


Thanks Busy-Lizzie its been a hard graft, so far i must of removed 2 tons of stuff, mostly Tree Ivy which they trained up the wall Heres the view from before

 Tree Ivy nearly 10ft deep with massive branches and deep roots

Building Rockeries

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 23:12

A little update , so went for the big rock garden raised bed, just have to get the soil to fill it. Not going to put Alpines in it anymore but make it a flower bed instead with asssorted lobelia and bulbs in the spring. The wood chipped area has around 300 bulbs in there, just got to finish it off and add a bench and all sorted for lazy summer afternoons


Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:51

Finally got a photo of this little guy, although  he wasn't too happy about it and tweated at me for a minute, so funny


A new visitor, a female? Blackcap. Also had some Long Tailed tits but haven't been quick enough on the draw yet!




Climbing Roses

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:36

Hello all

I need suggestions for a good climbing Rose, for a west facing stone wall (see picture below, the wall is around 6ft high but i will be getting a chain link fence above that)

I liked the one they used in the 1st episode of Gardeners world last year, a yellow one morning something.

So has anyone had good last year that they could recommend (i do like the idea of thornless ones as well) Idealy like a varity that blooms for most of the summer/autumn with good foilage and growth. Not too bothered by flower colour as long as theres lots of them

Many thanks




what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:51

I use the Chapelwood premium  Wild bird seed mix, the local garden centre to me puts in on offer in the spring so a 20kg for £10-11 (bogof) which a couple of bags does for the year. It has quite a good mix but you can top it up with sunflower hearts. The Blue/Great tits are loving this at the moment as well as the Dunnocks and the pigeons clear up whats left

The no mess stuff tends to clog up the feeders when it gets wet  so i glued (superglue) an old pot saucer to the bottom of the feeder, with some holes for drainage.

 It stops most of the seeds being dropped on the ground, the pidgeons and doves do a circus trick to try and stay on it to feed but most of the time it doesn't last long, so they don't take as much and are quite happy to take up the spillage on the ground.

I get the tubs of 50 fat balls (again when its a 3-2 offer) my birds love them but in my Dads garden 6 miles away they won't touch them.

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Aubergine woes

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Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Before the big harvest lets discuss what works and what ups up in disaster  
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Good Deal 
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Climbing Roses

Can you suggest a good one 
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Building Rockeries

Advice please  
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