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 Post subject: The prize goes to ...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 pm 
The prize for flowering profusely must go to this plant.

It has been in flower since I bought my house in April and still flowers now (late November)

Some type of Daisy?

Anybody know what it is?

Thank You

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 Post subject: Sorbus Autumn Spire final size?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:34 pm 
Does anybody have a well established Sorbus Autumn Spire rowan tree?
I am trying to find out what the fully grown width of them is to see if we can fit one in the garden.
Everything I've read so far ranges from 1 metre to 3 metres and some sites only tell you what size it will get to in 10 years rather than when it's fully grown.

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 Post subject: To dig or not to dig, that is the question.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:21 pm 
I've seen people espouse the advantages of not disturbing the soil. Not ploughing or even digging. In some parts of the world, folk are inter-planting and hot turning the soil at all.

Then again, there is the practice of 'double-trenching' (or it is double digging?) in which soil is turned into a trench leaving a new trench into which the adjacent soil is turned.

A video my wife is currently watching seems to suggest planting ...

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 Post subject: Snowdrops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:39 am 
I wish to plant snowdrop bulbs in a strip of well dug bedding at the front if my garden.

I have two questions :-

1) can I cover them with wood chippings once they are planted? I.e. Will they push their way through?

2) to enjoy an impressive display in January - how many bulbs should I plant? - the strip is about 8ft x 1ft - I have initially purchased 100 bulbs!

Thank You.

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 Post subject: Plant in my garden
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:18 am 
I have this plant growing (see photo) in my garden and it seems to be spreading.

It is unable to support itself and I am having to buy support frames to assist.

Does anybody know what it is? - and how do I care for it?

Thank You.

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 Post subject: Raspberry Canes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:54 pm 
I have recently bought a house and there is a frame in the back garden with raspberry canes growing up it.

I have no idea whether they have borne fruit over the summer, or indeed how old they are.

Is the best course of action to cut them down to ground level ? and see what happens next summer ,or dig them out and replace them in February next year?

Either way, I suppose I ...

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 Post subject: Good quality wooden gate and hinges
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:26 am 
Didn't know whether to put this here, woodworking, or in general.

Our wooden gate needs replacing. It leads from the front of the house into a small side alley (and historically the back garden before the previous owners extended outwards).

I've seen what the likes of Wickes and B&Q offer, and they don't look particularly strong or sturdy. Are there any better gates out there? Maybe made of hardwood. Current gate is approx 910x1825mm. I'd ...

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 Post subject: 8x6 garden shed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:29 pm 
I'm looking for a 8x6 plastic garden shed to replace my old wooden shed that is falling apart but which brand should I go for that is sturdy and reliable?

Also, are there any online retailers you would recommend to buy from?


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 Post subject: Roundup ProActive dilution rate
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am 
I've been given some Roundup ProActive to spray the horsetails in my garden and I was told to mix it at a rate of 1 part per 2.5 ie 200ml to 5lts but does this sound like to much weed killer. I've had a look at the label on the back of the bottle but I cannot see where they got the application rate from and I was wondering if they used the ratio for ...

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 Post subject: Tanaka TCG 27EBS (S) Brush Cutter
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:32 pm 
My 22 year old McCulloch brush cutter, has I think finally given in the ghost.
At least I can't get the cursed thing to even give a cough, despite new spark plugs, fuel, carb clean and rebuild with new seals and endless fiddling. I've got a feeling that although there is a spark of sorts it's failing under compression.
TBH I'm ****** off with pulling the bleedin' thing, messing with it and not getting the ...

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