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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. Retired

    Third year meadow.

    My latest thinking is to leave the meadowland and periodically have it cut.I am wondering whether to grow a rotation of perenial plants, which can cope with grasses, through the meadow grass in...
    My latest thinking is to leave the meadowland and periodically have it cut.I am wondering whether to grow a rotation of perenial plants, which can cope with grasses, through the meadow grass in certain areas.I have seen snowdrops, daffodils, peonies and alliums in the flesh and on TV which...
    My latest thinking is to leave the meadowland and periodically have it cut.I am wondering whether to grow a rotation of perenial plants, which can cope with grasses, through the meadow grass in certain areas.I have seen snowdrops, daffodils,...
    My latest thinking is to leave the meadowland and periodically have it cut.I am wondering whether to grow a rotation of perenial plants, which can cope with grasses, through the meadow grass in...
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  6. ricky101

    Greenhouse colour ?

    I have here some old oiled teak and aluminium chairs - the aluminium was originally powder-coated white. When it began to go I rubbed them down and repainted using a bog standard oil primer over...
    I have here some old oiled teak and aluminium chairs - the aluminium was originally powder-coated white. When it began to go I rubbed them down and repainted using a bog standard oil primer over any bare bits, and then a bog standard gloss finish paint. The first time I used white but found that...
    I have here some old oiled teak and aluminium chairs - the aluminium was originally powder-coated white. When it began to go I rubbed them down and repainted using a bog standard oil primer over any bare bits, and then a bog standard gloss finish...
    I have here some old oiled teak and aluminium chairs - the aluminium was originally powder-coated white. When it began to go I rubbed them down and repainted using a bog standard oil primer over...
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  7. Jack Sparrow

    Improvising a covered walkway

    The building part of my walkway project is now complete. I went for bark chippings in the end instead of gravel. I thought it would be easier to manipulate, it would look natural, and if I bought...
    The building part of my walkway project is now complete. I went for bark chippings in the end instead of gravel. I thought it would be easier to manipulate, it would look natural, and if I bought too much of it, I could use it else where on the garden. Roll on spring so that I can start...
    The building part of my walkway project is now complete. I went for bark chippings in the end instead of gravel. I thought it would be easier to manipulate, it would look natural, and if I bought too much of it, I could use it else where on the...
    The building part of my walkway project is now complete. I went for bark chippings in the end instead of gravel. I thought it would be easier to manipulate, it would look natural, and if I bought...
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  8. NigelJ

    Next B B Project

    Not exactly what you'd hoped for Nigel, but giving them a good tidy up is the next best thing - if your council allows it.
    Not exactly what you'd hoped for Nigel, but giving them a good tidy up is the next best thing - if your council allows it.
    Not exactly what you'd hoped for Nigel, but giving them a good tidy up is the next best thing - if your council allows it.
    Not exactly what you'd hoped for Nigel, but giving them a good tidy up is the next best thing - if your council allows it.
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  9. Jack Sparrow
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    DIY archway with gate

    I've only just seen your post @Jack Sparrow, I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Belle.Your archway look to make a lovingly created memorial to her. :grphg:x
    I've only just seen your post @Jack Sparrow, I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Belle.Your archway look to make a lovingly created memorial to her. :grphg:x
    I've only just seen your post @Jack Sparrow, I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Belle.Your archway look to make a lovingly created memorial to her. :grphg:x
    I've only just seen your post @Jack Sparrow, I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Belle.Your archway look to make a lovingly created memorial to her. :grphg:x
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  10. Temmy

    New Garden Project

    Great job @Temmy the effort will be worth it. How nice to see a project properly sorted.
    Great job @Temmy the effort will be worth it. How nice to see a project properly sorted.
    Great job @Temmy the effort will be worth it. How nice to see a project properly sorted.
    Great job @Temmy the effort will be worth it. How nice to see a project properly sorted.
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  11. David E Peacock

    New English Yew hedge - I am about to plant my potted Yew's (80/100cm ) do I trim to shape after p

    Thanks Clare G and Loofah for the helpful comments which I am happy to take on board . . .
    Thanks Clare G and Loofah for the helpful comments which I am happy to take on board . . .
    Thanks Clare G and Loofah for the helpful comments which I am happy to take on board . . .
    Thanks Clare G and Loofah for the helpful comments which I am happy to take on board . . .
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  12. jowwy
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    Greenhouse project

    It's looking great now !
    It's looking great now !
    It's looking great now !
    It's looking great now !
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  13. Graham B

    Raised beds for veg

    It looks good Graham, nice and solid. :thumbsup:
    It looks good Graham, nice and solid. :thumbsup:
    It looks good Graham, nice and solid. :thumbsup:
    It looks good Graham, nice and solid. :thumbsup:
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  14. Jack Snakes
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    New House

    I think trimming is allowed with permission but, unless the tree presents a danger or is diseased, it is unlikely to be felled. The parish guard their rurality (is that a word...?) fiercely....
    I think trimming is allowed with permission but, unless the tree presents a danger or is diseased, it is unlikely to be felled. The parish guard their rurality (is that a word...?) fiercely. Traditional agriculture methods are supported. I think I can fell the fir trees that are on the field...
    I think trimming is allowed with permission but, unless the tree presents a danger or is diseased, it is unlikely to be felled. The parish guard their rurality (is that a word...?) fiercely. Traditional agriculture methods are supported. I think...
    I think trimming is allowed with permission but, unless the tree presents a danger or is diseased, it is unlikely to be felled. The parish guard their rurality (is that a word...?) fiercely....
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  15. DevonPhil

    New Garden Shed Build

    Well these build schedules do tend to slip. Blame Brexit lolDon't forget we'll want internal shots of the set up too!
    Well these build schedules do tend to slip. Blame Brexit lolDon't forget we'll want internal shots of the set up too!
    Well these build schedules do tend to slip. Blame Brexit lolDon't forget we'll want internal shots of the set up too!
    Well these build schedules do tend to slip. Blame Brexit lolDon't forget we'll want internal shots of the set up too!
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  16. Ianto

    Concrete slabs as weed control?

    I use a fair amount of membrane in my very large garden as have no desire to spend my whole life weeding:). I use approx 1 ft square bits of old carpet with a hole in the middle for growing...
    I use a fair amount of membrane in my very large garden as have no desire to spend my whole life weeding:). I use approx 1 ft square bits of old carpet with a hole in the middle for growing Cauliflower and Broccoli /Calebrese which solve the weed problem. As JWK says potatoes form a canopy and...
    I use a fair amount of membrane in my very large garden as have no desire to spend my whole life weeding:). I use approx 1 ft square bits of old carpet with a hole in the middle for growing Cauliflower and Broccoli /Calebrese which solve the weed...
    I use a fair amount of membrane in my very large garden as have no desire to spend my whole life weeding:). I use approx 1 ft square bits of old carpet with a hole in the middle for growing...
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  17. jowwy
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    Built a mini greenhouse

    My skills are limited, but i got a sharp pencil lol…….
    My skills are limited, but i got a sharp pencil lol…….
    My skills are limited, but i got a sharp pencil lol…….
    My skills are limited, but i got a sharp pencil lol…….
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  18. jowwy
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    Garden Arbor

    Totally worth the effort and thanks for the details :)
    Totally worth the effort and thanks for the details :)
    Totally worth the effort and thanks for the details :)
    Totally worth the effort and thanks for the details :)
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  19. rachk116

    Advice and inspiration please

    I'd actually considered carving out the middles and drilling some drainage holes to create a planter but I think that's a bit beyond my skills. I might get a shallow planter to put on them though .
    I'd actually considered carving out the middles and drilling some drainage holes to create a planter but I think that's a bit beyond my skills. I might get a shallow planter to put on them though .
    I'd actually considered carving out the middles and drilling some drainage holes to create a planter but I think that's a bit beyond my skills. I might get a shallow planter to put on them though .
    I'd actually considered carving out the middles and drilling some drainage holes to create a planter but I think that's a bit beyond my skills. I might get a shallow planter to put on them though .
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  20. Sheal
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    One year on....and beyond

    Thank you for the compliments everyone, they're much appreciated. :)No ranch gates @shiney but we're still yet to get a name plate up.So are we @Michael Hewett. We're yet to find out what...
    Thank you for the compliments everyone, they're much appreciated. :)No ranch gates @shiney but we're still yet to get a name plate up.So are we @Michael Hewett. We're yet to find out what happens when a 100 strong herd of cattle passes by. :doh:Anything colourful would look very out of place...
    Thank you for the compliments everyone, they're much appreciated. :)No ranch gates @shiney but we're still yet to get a name plate up.So are we @Michael Hewett. We're yet to find out what happens when a 100 strong herd of cattle passes by. :doh:...
    Thank you for the compliments everyone, they're much appreciated. :)No ranch gates @shiney but we're still yet to get a name plate up.So are we @Michael Hewett. We're yet to find out what...
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  21. Usman Qureshi

    DIY Garden Levelling and Turfing Advice

    Welcome to the forum UsmanLooking good so far. Have you got a ladder or could borrow one, that will help getting level. Having tilled your soil will be fluffed up, it needs compacting. To do...
    Welcome to the forum UsmanLooking good so far. Have you got a ladder or could borrow one, that will help getting level. Having tilled your soil will be fluffed up, it needs compacting. To do this walk on your heels, no joke, all over, it will take a while as your area is big. If you don't...
    Welcome to the forum UsmanLooking good so far. Have you got a ladder or could borrow one, that will help getting level. Having tilled your soil will be fluffed up, it needs compacting. To do this walk on your heels, no joke, all over, it will...
    Welcome to the forum UsmanLooking good so far. Have you got a ladder or could borrow one, that will help getting level. Having tilled your soil will be fluffed up, it needs compacting. To do...
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  22. Retired
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    On top at last.

    Interesting stuff Colin, and yes, my story is similar since I went through a lot of bikes and eventually found a BMW R100 RS and stuck with that until it wore out, and finding myself suddenly...
    Interesting stuff Colin, and yes, my story is similar since I went through a lot of bikes and eventually found a BMW R100 RS and stuck with that until it wore out, and finding myself suddenly solvent I bought the Guzzi. It´s getting bored with me now, so the Benelli 400 was a nod to my advancing...
    Interesting stuff Colin, and yes, my story is similar since I went through a lot of bikes and eventually found a BMW R100 RS and stuck with that until it wore out, and finding myself suddenly solvent I bought the Guzzi. It´s getting bored with me...
    Interesting stuff Colin, and yes, my story is similar since I went through a lot of bikes and eventually found a BMW R100 RS and stuck with that until it wore out, and finding myself suddenly...
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  23. Jack Sparrow

    Making a Removable Washing Line

    If I was using the screw with a ring it would need to be at least 8mm and fixed at right angles to the line. The plate and ring looks a better bet, though you might have to drill the holes a bit...
    If I was using the screw with a ring it would need to be at least 8mm and fixed at right angles to the line. The plate and ring looks a better bet, though you might have to drill the holes a bit bigger to accept a suitable screw. Use nuts and bolts on wood under two inches thick. Carabiners can...
    If I was using the screw with a ring it would need to be at least 8mm and fixed at right angles to the line. The plate and ring looks a better bet, though you might have to drill the holes a bit bigger to accept a suitable screw. Use nuts and...
    If I was using the screw with a ring it would need to be at least 8mm and fixed at right angles to the line. The plate and ring looks a better bet, though you might have to drill the holes a bit...
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  24. SandyNI
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    My secret garden

    @Selleri you're a mind reader! I desperately want a water feature and a pond. A pond would probably be a mistake because of the falling leaves.... mountains of the little bleeders every Autumn....
    @Selleri you're a mind reader! I desperately want a water feature and a pond. A pond would probably be a mistake because of the falling leaves.... mountains of the little bleeders every Autumn. With a water feature I wanted a waterfall in the rockery... it would have to be solar as I can't do...
    @Selleri you're a mind reader! I desperately want a water feature and a pond. A pond would probably be a mistake because of the falling leaves.... mountains of the little bleeders every Autumn. With a water feature I wanted a waterfall in the...
    @Selleri you're a mind reader! I desperately want a water feature and a pond. A pond would probably be a mistake because of the falling leaves.... mountains of the little bleeders every Autumn....
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