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why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 00:38

Be aware that 'pressure treated' doesn't mean much.  If you examine the wood carefully or cut through one of the lengths you will see how little the treatment has penetrated.  You will probably have to apply preservative yearly or every two years depending on what you use.

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:11

My son bought a house and the vendor had removed the loft ladder!

PS.When we leave a property we always leave a loo roll!

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 01:15

No, the hedges do not have to be cut every year.  Organic farmers are only allowed to cut them every two years.  Nobody objects to banks being cut back at junctions or on bad bends, but they are of course mown on both sides,along the whole length of roads.  They do have to be done once a year to keep the drains free, but not, surely when they are in full flower? And at the beginning of June?

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 01:04

Your buyer does know you are removing plants, doesn't he?  You are not allowed to dig up plants after a sale is agreed unless it is specified in the sale agreement, or you have a verbal agreement.  Anything in pots is OK.


Kaffir lilies

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:52

Because they are not lilies.  Now I know what I mean, but I also can't spell.

Shystostylus.  Love 'em to bits as they are so cheerful up to Ch******s.

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:45

Down here we complain every year that the councils ARE cutting the verges.  If only they could be left until the wild flower seeds were mature.  Bluebells, primrose, orchids, foxgloves and many, many more flowers, all disposed of.  It is so lovely to see the goldfinches feeding on the banks one day, and then sad when they're all gone the next after the tractor has passed.

Thankfully this year some councils are reducing the verge-cutting budgets.  Hurray!  Only one cut instead of two.

The semi-sadness we also have is that the hedges have all been trimmed recently.  It looks so neat, but goodbye to all the berries for the birds.  Thankfully the trees along the trunk roads are laden with berries.  Thoughtful planting.


christmas soon

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 13:28

Bring it into the house as late as possible and ensure it is standing in water.

what utter confusion!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:31

Matty 2, I think you should look on the other forums.  This is more of a chatty Forum, it is called Talkback after all.

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:25

Agreed, most definitely not Japanese Knotweed!!  Why do people say that about plants which are nothing like it?

It may not be a cornus with good winter-coloured stems.  There are good varieties.

But totally agree, cut down to the ground in Spring.

Best for privacy

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:19

Don't make the front garden too interesting or people will stop to admire it and make the lack-of-privacy problem worse.  Most people don't look in through front windows.  Thanks to British reserve!

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