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Latest posts by Supernoodle

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:58

I'm supposed to be painting a room at my next time of work.  Hubby's not going to be happy when I make raised beds instead..... Ho hum....

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:29

Oh dear.  Brain's gone into design mode.  Think I'll be building my own....

cheers guys.

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:13

Yeah, I know. But we're so short of time ( working, young son who insists on full attention, refurbing a house) we have to prioritise what we work on and what we buy.  In the past we've bought extra days holiday from work but that was very silly as cost more than getting someone to do work.

Ill get a price on pressure treated wood from my local timber yard and consider.  It's not just the making, it's the going to order, the picking up, etc.  And it needs to look good as its part of a fairly formal garden.

saying that I know what I could made would look so much better.  I've considered buying basic wooden ones and adding finials and painting!

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:32

Hi all,

Im in the market for some raised beds. (Just not enough hours in the day to make my own.) I've got my eye on link a bord and everedge.  Had anyone got these, what do you think? Views own plastic v metal v wood? Any other recommendations? (Woodblox too expensive).


Replacing conifers with hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:47


On the same note, I read that you shouldn't use bark as a mulch on new plantings due to it robbing soil of nitrogen.  But it's ok for established borders.  Is that correct?

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:42

Hey Panda!  Well I had a look first thing. All I could find was 2 tiny bugs.  Picture of one below. 

No snail/ slug tracks.  And they'd have to go over either bark or gravel, up the wall and then somehow jump over to the flowers.  And the nibbles holes are quite small on most buds.  Perhap the slugs are jumping out and taking one bite before they land....

Anyway this is the tiny bug.... you see the three moles on my hand near the base of my thumb?  Well the top one isn't a mole...

 and that's all I found.  Any ideas??


What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:40

well there's no need to rub it in 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:18

Oh it's lovely Jac.  You've a real eye for placing things.

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:16

yes, will do.  I've got an open flower with no petals, just the centre. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:08

arghhhhh, me too!  My buds are hollow!  Can it really be slugs? No slime that I could see on the wall.  And how do they get to the buds?? Further investigation needed. Will try in morn.

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