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  2. 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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  4. GardeningFin

    Mini meadow planting help

    I've never tried it as I regard it as really hard to do well ... what little I know suggests that the ground needs to be as poor as possible - not fertilising the lawn and frequent mowing and...
    I've never tried it as I regard it as really hard to do well ... what little I know suggests that the ground needs to be as poor as possible - not fertilising the lawn and frequent mowing and removing the clippings or deliberately growing a hungry crop like Rape or Mustard the year before, and...
    I've never tried it as I regard it as really hard to do well ... what little I know suggests that the ground needs to be as poor as possible - not fertilising the lawn and frequent mowing and removing the clippings or deliberately growing a...
    I've never tried it as I regard it as really hard to do well ... what little I know suggests that the ground needs to be as poor as possible - not fertilising the lawn and frequent mowing and...
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  5. Dave Pearce

    Sleeper planter advice needed

    Kristen, that's my reason for planning to put in some decent footings. Lap joints at the corners should also tend to hold everything together, I hope, so the structure generally keeps itself...
    Kristen, that's my reason for planning to put in some decent footings. Lap joints at the corners should also tend to hold everything together, I hope, so the structure generally keeps itself together. We'll see whether it follows the theory! :)
    Kristen, that's my reason for planning to put in some decent footings. Lap joints at the corners should also tend to hold everything together, I hope, so the structure generally keeps itself together. We'll see whether it follows the theory! :)
    Kristen, that's my reason for planning to put in some decent footings. Lap joints at the corners should also tend to hold everything together, I hope, so the structure generally keeps itself...
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  6. clanless

    MASSIVE administrative cock up

    Do you think Donald Trump would believe it if I posted it on Twitter?
    Do you think Donald Trump would believe it if I posted it on Twitter?
    Do you think Donald Trump would believe it if I posted it on Twitter?
    Do you think Donald Trump would believe it if I posted it on Twitter?
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  7. Master Grunthos

    Raised Beds over Synthetic Lawn?

    Thanks for the advice.Here's how it's going so far.The old floor boards and some shelves (soft wood) have made a bed 35cm deep by 178cm long and 109cm wide. These measurements are only due to...
    Thanks for the advice.Here's how it's going so far.The old floor boards and some shelves (soft wood) have made a bed 35cm deep by 178cm long and 109cm wide. These measurements are only due to optimising the use of scrap wood rather than a design specification.Corner posts are from a ...
    Thanks for the advice.Here's how it's going so far.The old floor boards and some shelves (soft wood) have made a bed 35cm deep by 178cm long and 109cm wide. These measurements are only due to optimising the use of scrap wood rather than a...
    Thanks for the advice.Here's how it's going so far.The old floor boards and some shelves (soft wood) have made a bed 35cm deep by 178cm long and 109cm wide. These measurements are only due to...
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  8. Graham B

    Living willow hut

    Oh, and whilst clearing 4" of topsoil to put down mulch was the right thing to do, I didn't think enough about just how much topsoil that amounted to. Oops. It was good exercise - don't need...
    Oh, and whilst clearing 4" of topsoil to put down mulch was the right thing to do, I didn't think enough about just how much topsoil that amounted to. Oops. It was good exercise - don't need another workout tonight!
    Oh, and whilst clearing 4" of topsoil to put down mulch was the right thing to do, I didn't think enough about just how much topsoil that amounted to. Oops. It was good exercise - don't need another workout tonight!
    Oh, and whilst clearing 4" of topsoil to put down mulch was the right thing to do, I didn't think enough about just how much topsoil that amounted to. Oops. It was good exercise - don't need...
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  9. traderblues

    Help with my Garden!

    With respect OCD and plants are not a good combination, nature has it's own idea on how it wants to grow. Yes, you could prune most plants to keep them in the shape you would like but it's not a...
    With respect OCD and plants are not a good combination, nature has it's own idea on how it wants to grow. Yes, you could prune most plants to keep them in the shape you would like but it's not a natural look. With any plants you will only get symmetry by the way you plant, an example is by...
    With respect OCD and plants are not a good combination, nature has it's own idea on how it wants to grow. Yes, you could prune most plants to keep them in the shape you would like but it's not a natural look. With any plants you will only get...
    With respect OCD and plants are not a good combination, nature has it's own idea on how it wants to grow. Yes, you could prune most plants to keep them in the shape you would like but it's not a...
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  10. Scotty2088

    Ideas on what to do with this bank

    It would depend on which ones you choose to go with. From the ones I mentioned the Pulmonaria and Brunnera I have are still just about 30cm by 30cm after a couple of years in the ground. The Ajuga...
    It would depend on which ones you choose to go with. From the ones I mentioned the Pulmonaria and Brunnera I have are still just about 30cm by 30cm after a couple of years in the ground. The Ajuga stays small but spreads when it produces new plants so one small plant covering about 20cm by 20cm...
    It would depend on which ones you choose to go with. From the ones I mentioned the Pulmonaria and Brunnera I have are still just about 30cm by 30cm after a couple of years in the ground. The Ajuga stays small but spreads when it produces new...
    It would depend on which ones you choose to go with. From the ones I mentioned the Pulmonaria and Brunnera I have are still just about 30cm by 30cm after a couple of years in the ground. The Ajuga...
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  11. DMM

    Ideas on what would grow well in this corner ?

    :ouch1::ouch1::ouch1::sad: is it THAT bad then ????
    :ouch1::ouch1::ouch1::sad: is it THAT bad then ????
    :ouch1::ouch1::ouch1::sad: is it THAT bad then ????
    :ouch1::ouch1::ouch1::sad: is it THAT bad then ????
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  12. Jack Sparrow

    Price calculations

    Calculations with correct answers, but containing counterbalancing errors should always be corrected.
    Calculations with correct answers, but containing counterbalancing errors should always be corrected.
    Calculations with correct answers, but containing counterbalancing errors should always be corrected.
    Calculations with correct answers, but containing counterbalancing errors should always be corrected.
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  13. Upsydaisy

    Desperately in need of advice/ help..

    Shame it's not what they used as a flame retardant in the later versions of Sodium Chlorate weedkiller, it might have been a really nasty effective cocktail of chemicals.
    Shame it's not what they used as a flame retardant in the later versions of Sodium Chlorate weedkiller, it might have been a really nasty effective cocktail of chemicals.
    Shame it's not what they used as a flame retardant in the later versions of Sodium Chlorate weedkiller, it might have been a really nasty effective cocktail of chemicals.
    Shame it's not what they used as a flame retardant in the later versions of Sodium Chlorate weedkiller, it might have been a really nasty effective cocktail of chemicals.
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  14. David Cook

    Flooded Garden

    The property is semi detached and the gutters all end on my neighbourd house that is the same for every house in the close,The property was built about 1990 i thinkMy bathroom is upstairs to...
    The property is semi detached and the gutters all end on my neighbourd house that is the same for every house in the close,The property was built about 1990 i thinkMy bathroom is upstairs to the side and kitchen at the front
    The property is semi detached and the gutters all end on my neighbourd house that is the same for every house in the close,The property was built about 1990 i thinkMy bathroom is upstairs to the side and kitchen at the front
    The property is semi detached and the gutters all end on my neighbourd house that is the same for every house in the close,The property was built about 1990 i thinkMy bathroom is upstairs to...
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  15. Phil Clark

    Neglected garden help

    Hi,Think for such a long narrow garden we would look at doing something on the lines of the layouts below where you create several different but linked areas, each one being an area of you can...
    Hi,Think for such a long narrow garden we would look at doing something on the lines of the layouts below where you create several different but linked areas, each one being an area of you can enjoy on its own.Of course it all depends on what you want and if its more a family garden that...
    Hi,Think for such a long narrow garden we would look at doing something on the lines of the layouts below where you create several different but linked areas, each one being an area of you can enjoy on its own.Of course it all depends on...
    Hi,Think for such a long narrow garden we would look at doing something on the lines of the layouts below where you create several different but linked areas, each one being an area of you can...
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  16. darkside07

    Advice Welcome on Terrace Garden Project Please!

    I agree with Graham B - if it were me, I wouldn't go down the lawn route .I see that your neighbour has a small border at the back of their lawn - I'd tend to have the whole area as a border. ...
    I agree with Graham B - if it were me, I wouldn't go down the lawn route .I see that your neighbour has a small border at the back of their lawn - I'd tend to have the whole area as a border. I'm not a great fan of lawns in a garden - they do have their place - but IMHO flower beds are far...
    I agree with Graham B - if it were me, I wouldn't go down the lawn route .I see that your neighbour has a small border at the back of their lawn - I'd tend to have the whole area as a border. I'm not a great fan of lawns in a garden - they do...
    I agree with Graham B - if it were me, I wouldn't go down the lawn route .I see that your neighbour has a small border at the back of their lawn - I'd tend to have the whole area as a border. ...
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  17. David Ball

    DPM on breeze block flower beds...

    I did a raised pond which backed on to a brick shed. so to stop any damp on the bricks I used a thick plastic sheet from the top of the pond well down passed the damp proof course.I used breeze...
    I did a raised pond which backed on to a brick shed. so to stop any damp on the bricks I used a thick plastic sheet from the top of the pond well down passed the damp proof course.I used breeze blocks the heavy type to build the end wall and secured the pond liner under the coping stone, same...
    I did a raised pond which backed on to a brick shed. so to stop any damp on the bricks I used a thick plastic sheet from the top of the pond well down passed the damp proof course.I used breeze blocks the heavy type to build the end wall and...
    I did a raised pond which backed on to a brick shed. so to stop any damp on the bricks I used a thick plastic sheet from the top of the pond well down passed the damp proof course.I used breeze...
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  18. David Ball

    Drainage for rendered breeze block sleepers

    You're welcome. :)
    You're welcome. :)
    You're welcome. :)
    You're welcome. :)
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  19. rachk116

    Advice and inspiration please

    Oh wow that’s much clearer.. I thought you would have more rocks there. Now that it is clear I would seriously think about having those two stumps ground out.. Only an hr or sos work for an Arb’...
    Oh wow that’s much clearer.. I thought you would have more rocks there. Now that it is clear I would seriously think about having those two stumps ground out.. Only an hr or sos work for an Arb’ man as they can get get the machine right up to them and very worth it.. You will be plagued by...
    Oh wow that’s much clearer.. I thought you would have more rocks there. Now that it is clear I would seriously think about having those two stumps ground out.. Only an hr or sos work for an Arb’ man as they can get get the machine right up to...
    Oh wow that’s much clearer.. I thought you would have more rocks there. Now that it is clear I would seriously think about having those two stumps ground out.. Only an hr or sos work for an Arb’...
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  20. Pushkin
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    New side fence.

    Looking good @Pushkin , love it!!:awesome:
    Looking good @Pushkin , love it!!:awesome:
    Looking good @Pushkin , love it!!:awesome:
    Looking good @Pushkin , love it!!:awesome:
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  21. DaiWig
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    Project Y

    Hi all Sorry not been posting, Project X finished and just had bumper crop of veggies over last few months. Project Y (top of the garden) started back in February 2019 but couldn’t get my...
    Hi all Sorry not been posting, Project X finished and just had bumper crop of veggies over last few months. Project Y (top of the garden) started back in February 2019 but couldn’t get my digger driver available until April so had time to put up a new fence, make new gates, plant Laurel...
    Hi all Sorry not been posting, Project X finished and just had bumper crop of veggies over last few months. Project Y (top of the garden) started back in February 2019 but couldn’t get my digger driver available until April so had time to...
    Hi all Sorry not been posting, Project X finished and just had bumper crop of veggies over last few months. Project Y (top of the garden) started back in February 2019 but couldn’t get my...
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  22. Who am I?

    How to hide this fence.

    Thank you folks. I like the Jasmine and Clematis idea. I already have 8 bamboos and 3 Wisteria. I had Trachelospermum in a previous property and really liked it. Had completely forgotten about it...
    Thank you folks. I like the Jasmine and Clematis idea. I already have 8 bamboos and 3 Wisteria. I had Trachelospermum in a previous property and really liked it. Had completely forgotten about it so it's looking like fav. Thanks again Verdun and Doghouse.
    Thank you folks. I like the Jasmine and Clematis idea. I already have 8 bamboos and 3 Wisteria. I had Trachelospermum in a previous property and really liked it. Had completely forgotten about it so it's looking like fav. Thanks again Verdun and...
    Thank you folks. I like the Jasmine and Clematis idea. I already have 8 bamboos and 3 Wisteria. I had Trachelospermum in a previous property and really liked it. Had completely forgotten about it...
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  23. Retired
    Like x 6

    Suffolk Colt Mower.

    Hi,I've been diverted from the workshop mostly due to our gardens going ballistic but I've made good use of the time I have had in the workshop.I've been gathering all the kit I need for TIG...
    Hi,I've been diverted from the workshop mostly due to our gardens going ballistic but I've made good use of the time I have had in the workshop.I've been gathering all the kit I need for TIG welding; Torch tungstens; collets & collet holders etc. This morning I'm about to collect a new...
    Hi,I've been diverted from the workshop mostly due to our gardens going ballistic but I've made good use of the time I have had in the workshop.I've been gathering all the kit I need for TIG welding; Torch tungstens; collets & collet holders...
    Hi,I've been diverted from the workshop mostly due to our gardens going ballistic but I've made good use of the time I have had in the workshop.I've been gathering all the kit I need for TIG...
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