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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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 Post subject: Best Lavender - any suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:24 pm 
Hi folks,

I am looking for resilient, fairly bushy growing lavender which the Beechgrove on the BBC were suggesting on Fri could be used as low hedging style division of gardens, sadly they only mentioned using an older variety but they didn't mention any names!

Background story:

My wife and I would like to break up the front view of our house, it has a large "terraced" area which is pretty well drained.

We would ...

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 Post subject: Type 1 Aggregate
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:36 pm 

I recently laid down Astro Turf and to ensure a good level I used Type 1 Aggregate as a base then a to 6mm granite dust.

After using a compactor I felt the type one didn't compact enough due to some large (how to describe) stones. See Pic. Is this expected of Type 1?

Image note that this was before compacting

Problem I got is when I nail the Astro down the nails don't ...

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 Post subject: Clearance to neighbours fence
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:23 pm 

Had a complaint from my neighbour about our patio touching his gravel boards :roll: We have a raised patio so it's against the top of his gravel boards but not cemented to them or anything. He seems to believe that we have to leave a 2 inch clearance and is going to get a solicitor etc. I wouldn't mind clearing a space as it does ...

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 Post subject: Advice needed for quick growing evergreen climber
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 pm 
Are there any alternatives to Ivy?
The garden wall which I wish to cover is north facing and gets little sunshine and the soil is damp

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