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Lawn disaster

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:09

fairy54, go to a specialist for your hedging.  It is amazing how quickly little sticks grow up.  If you go to a specialist hedge supplier (not a garden centre) you will find the bare-root plants are incredibly cheap.  But be quick the hedge planting season is nearly over.

How long do bulbs take to sprout?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:03

Up-turned hanging baskets work well to keep both rabbits and cats off.

Allotment Space Available (Sort of)

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:39

Make sure you get it all tied up legally, using a solicitor, or you may find you have sitting tenants unto the tenth generation.

It's not as simple as it appears.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:32

Are you sure it is a bee?  It may be a queen wasp as that is the sort of place they like to have a nest.  I had wasps in one of my swift boxes one year and in a bird box another year.

Tarzan swing becomes stumpery!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:23

I saw the stumpery at Highgrove, and it was just that - stumps.

It was where a large tree had been cut off low plus the large roots.  There was a whole pile of them, and pretty ugly they were.  Black.  Admittedly the whole thing was softened by ferns but it was something that did not appeal. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:15

Well, it certainly is suitable for seedlings.  Unfortunately they seem to be the wrong sort!  There are tomato plants in there and peppers.

wood ash

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:52

As wood-burning stoves light like a dream, why don't you use matches if you are going to stress about firelighters?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:49

We have a special word in Wales to deal with remarks like that.  Twp!

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:07

Reverse flow of water (forceful) and then always ensure there are no bits in the water you put in the can.

Have you tried putting it through the dish-washer?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 00:02

I never put the stone in the compost heap.  They never rot down, so they go in the waste food bin for the Council to deal with.

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