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  2. Arlandria
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    Arlandria's Long-Term Garden Renovation Thread

    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least). Never know though!Ooh thank you - I'll pop...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least)....
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
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  3. Lolimac
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    Rose Parterre...

    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
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  5. 2nd_bassoon
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    Starting from (almost) scratch

    After a lot (a LOT) of measuring, leveling, sighing and head-scratching, the greenhouse base is finished. The ground is completely uneven here so it was not a straightforward job, and we...
    After a lot (a LOT) of measuring, leveling, sighing and head-scratching, the greenhouse base is finished. The ground is completely uneven here so it was not a straightforward job, and we definitely regretted not just paying someone else to sort the damn thing more than once, but I'm pleased...
    After a lot (a LOT) of measuring, leveling, sighing and head-scratching, the greenhouse base is finished. The ground is completely uneven here so it was not a straightforward job, and we definitely regretted not just paying someone else to sort...
    After a lot (a LOT) of measuring, leveling, sighing and head-scratching, the greenhouse base is finished. The ground is completely uneven here so it was not a straightforward job, and we...
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  6. stumorphmac

    Zinc paint

    You can get Galvanised spray/paint
    You can get Galvanised spray/paint
    You can get Galvanised spray/paint
    You can get Galvanised spray/paint
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  7. Mitramonday

    Replacing/replenishing gravel & weed barrier matting

    That's my opinion anyway. We have an area of driveway here that is similar to gravel with recycled road surface material used and I just keep the weeds under control by picking them out with...
    That's my opinion anyway. We have an area of driveway here that is similar to gravel with recycled road surface material used and I just keep the weeds under control by picking them out with finger and thumb and maybe a trowel if I allow one or two get a bit too big. If there was a membrane down...
    That's my opinion anyway. We have an area of driveway here that is similar to gravel with recycled road surface material used and I just keep the weeds under control by picking them out with finger and thumb and maybe a trowel if I allow one or...
    That's my opinion anyway. We have an area of driveway here that is similar to gravel with recycled road surface material used and I just keep the weeds under control by picking them out with...
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  8. Kevin Cowans

    Adding guttering to Shed

    Hello @HarrySYes, I have watched a fair few videos, the theory is solid, it is the practical that may be an issueThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySYes, I have watched a fair few videos, the theory is solid, it is the practical that may be an issueThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySYes, I have watched a fair few videos, the theory is solid, it is the practical that may be an issueThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySYes, I have watched a fair few videos, the theory is solid, it is the practical that may be an issueThanksKevin
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  9. Black Dog

    Rebar steel rods for climbing plants - rust protection?

    Oh they are stainless steel it was all bought in specially for making reconstituted stone work. It's been outside for years and still bright silver.
    Oh they are stainless steel it was all bought in specially for making reconstituted stone work. It's been outside for years and still bright silver.
    Oh they are stainless steel it was all bought in specially for making reconstituted stone work. It's been outside for years and still bright silver.
    Oh they are stainless steel it was all bought in specially for making reconstituted stone work. It's been outside for years and still bright silver.
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  10. Gizmo

    Raised beds

    With veg plants I guess we've got to consider which wood preserver is reasonably safe. I doubt if it would leech into the soil but i did put a sheet of black dpc plastic on the inside of mine to...
    With veg plants I guess we've got to consider which wood preserver is reasonably safe. I doubt if it would leech into the soil but i did put a sheet of black dpc plastic on the inside of mine to minimise the risk. A roll from screwfix wasn't expensive.
    With veg plants I guess we've got to consider which wood preserver is reasonably safe. I doubt if it would leech into the soil but i did put a sheet of black dpc plastic on the inside of mine to minimise the risk. A roll from screwfix wasn't...
    With veg plants I guess we've got to consider which wood preserver is reasonably safe. I doubt if it would leech into the soil but i did put a sheet of black dpc plastic on the inside of mine to...
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  11. Selleri

    "Doing up" plastic pots

    Slight rub down with some sandpaper/wet and dry, paint with acrylic paint in whatever colour you require. Jobs a goodun
    Slight rub down with some sandpaper/wet and dry, paint with acrylic paint in whatever colour you require. Jobs a goodun
    Slight rub down with some sandpaper/wet and dry, paint with acrylic paint in whatever colour you require. Jobs a goodun
    Slight rub down with some sandpaper/wet and dry, paint with acrylic paint in whatever colour you require. Jobs a goodun
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  12. roders
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    Time for change.

    All in...........and me. Very hard work but rewarding to actually do something positive during lockdown.
    All in...........and me. Very hard work but rewarding to actually do something positive during lockdown.
    All in...........and me. Very hard work but rewarding to actually do something positive during lockdown.
    All in...........and me. Very hard work but rewarding to actually do something positive during lockdown.
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  13. Ashleyc

    Garden Shed Floor Replacement

    I know how you feel - I have to build a new one and just want some warmer drier weather!
    I know how you feel - I have to build a new one and just want some warmer drier weather!
    I know how you feel - I have to build a new one and just want some warmer drier weather!
    I know how you feel - I have to build a new one and just want some warmer drier weather!
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  14. Jack Sparrow
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    Making a concrete bench

    Have you looked on Preloved, Freecycle, Gumtree, etc @Jack Sparrow ? Or Ebay?
    Have you looked on Preloved, Freecycle, Gumtree, etc @Jack Sparrow ? Or Ebay?
    Have you looked on Preloved, Freecycle, Gumtree, etc @Jack Sparrow ? Or Ebay?
    Have you looked on Preloved, Freecycle, Gumtree, etc @Jack Sparrow ? Or Ebay?
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  15. Sheal
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    One year on....and beyond

    Thank you Joolz, it's coming together slowly. :)Ah the TT! No I don't hear the bikes from here but on the rare occasion when I do hear one it still turns my head....a family trait, it's in the...
    Thank you Joolz, it's coming together slowly. :)Ah the TT! No I don't hear the bikes from here but on the rare occasion when I do hear one it still turns my head....a family trait, it's in the blood. :) TT was cancelled last year and again this year. There's probably a lot of fans that attend...
    Thank you Joolz, it's coming together slowly. :)Ah the TT! No I don't hear the bikes from here but on the rare occasion when I do hear one it still turns my head....a family trait, it's in the blood. :) TT was cancelled last year and again this...
    Thank you Joolz, it's coming together slowly. :)Ah the TT! No I don't hear the bikes from here but on the rare occasion when I do hear one it still turns my head....a family trait, it's in the...
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  16. DianneW
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  17. DianneW
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    Husband Loves Wood by DianneW

    Jason equally is as good but accident prone(now that would be a book on it's own)..the owner of Mantel Farm and finding big problems with the business because of the Covid 19....of course like...
    Jason equally is as good but accident prone(now that would be a book on it's own)..the owner of Mantel Farm and finding big problems with the business because of the Covid 19....of course like many many others would be in the same boat now.
    Jason equally is as good but accident prone(now that would be a book on it's own)..the owner of Mantel Farm and finding big problems with the business because of the Covid 19....of course like many many others would be in the same boat now.
    Jason equally is as good but accident prone(now that would be a book on it's own)..the owner of Mantel Farm and finding big problems with the business because of the Covid 19....of course like...
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  18. zilly

    Rain Water Harvesting Tank

    Mine is above ground for two reasons: firstly I didn't want to go along the route of electrics and pumps, although solar powered pump is a possibility and secondly the impossibility of digging a...
    Mine is above ground for two reasons: firstly I didn't want to go along the route of electrics and pumps, although solar powered pump is a possibility and secondly the impossibility of digging a deep enough hole into the rock a couple of feet down.
    Mine is above ground for two reasons: firstly I didn't want to go along the route of electrics and pumps, although solar powered pump is a possibility and secondly the impossibility of digging a deep enough hole into the rock a couple of feet down.
    Mine is above ground for two reasons: firstly I didn't want to go along the route of electrics and pumps, although solar powered pump is a possibility and secondly the impossibility of digging a...
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  19. Kevin Cowans

    Sealing around Pond Hose in Water Feature

    Hello allI hope you are well.Just a quick update.The new Pump (Pondo Compact 2000) was delivered today.It is now in place and the Water Feature is now performing much better.ThanksKevin
    Hello allI hope you are well.Just a quick update.The new Pump (Pondo Compact 2000) was delivered today.It is now in place and the Water Feature is now performing much better.ThanksKevin
    Hello allI hope you are well.Just a quick update.The new Pump (Pondo Compact 2000) was delivered today.It is now in place and the Water Feature is now performing much better.ThanksKevin
    Hello allI hope you are well.Just a quick update.The new Pump (Pondo Compact 2000) was delivered today.It is now in place and the Water Feature is now performing much better.ThanksKevin
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  20. SunWorshiper

    Ideas please

    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
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  21. Gizmo

    new decking project

    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
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  22. xf8u39

    Plant id

    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions...
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions but not direct sun.
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions but not direct sun.
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions...
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  23. Gizmo

    diy decking

    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with composite boards i find that they cost alot of pennys , so i think that the boards will be replaced and...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with composite boards i find that they cost alot of pennys ,...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with...
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  24. Gerard1983

    Greenhouse project at side of house

    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
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