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 Post subject: Handy sized Damp Proof Membrane for smaller jobs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 am 
If like me, you are more of a handyman than tradesman and don't want large amounts of stuff hanging about in the shed, Felt Products have started selling a handy pack of Damp Proof Membrane that is 5m x 4m and less than £14, including VAT. I found it useful for a porch floor that was damp, but it might also be useful for extensions etc. They can be found at if you need link ...

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 Post subject: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:32 am 
Hi all,

I've just had some artificial grass laid and thought I'd share the experience with you.

We live in an area with soil that's rich with clay, making drainage of water quite difficult. We had the garden landscaped about 18 months ago, but the landscapers didn't do any kind of preparation of the top soil before laying the turf. As a result, any heavy rain just sits on top of the grass and despite ...

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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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