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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. Green Gremlin

    Shaded area. New boarder.

    It's a long process my garden lol. I've dug it over, removed a lot of the old roots and rubble. Next I was thinking a few bags of old horse manure mixed in With horticultural sharp sand as it's...
    It's a long process my garden lol. I've dug it over, removed a lot of the old roots and rubble. Next I was thinking a few bags of old horse manure mixed in With horticultural sharp sand as it's like clay, mixing in sulphate of potash
    It's a long process my garden lol. I've dug it over, removed a lot of the old roots and rubble. Next I was thinking a few bags of old horse manure mixed in With horticultural sharp sand as it's like clay, mixing in sulphate of potash
    It's a long process my garden lol. I've dug it over, removed a lot of the old roots and rubble. Next I was thinking a few bags of old horse manure mixed in With horticultural sharp sand as it's...
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  6. Sandy Ground
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    Garden Lighting

    I want to greatly reduce my electricity expenses. And, to do so, I visited the nearest home depot store in my area, has this Tomshine solar shed light installed in a few minutes. It comes with a...
    I want to greatly reduce my electricity expenses. And, to do so, I visited the nearest home depot store in my area, has this Tomshine solar shed light installed in a few minutes. It comes with a 16-feet wire that allows me to affix the solar panel in sunny areas and set up the light anywhere I...
    I want to greatly reduce my electricity expenses. And, to do so, I visited the nearest home depot store in my area, has this Tomshine solar shed light installed in a few minutes. It comes with a 16-feet wire that allows me to affix the solar...
    I want to greatly reduce my electricity expenses. And, to do so, I visited the nearest home depot store in my area, has this Tomshine solar shed light installed in a few minutes. It comes with a...
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  7. SandyNI
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    My secret garden

    I take your point. :)
    I take your point. :)
    I take your point. :)
    I take your point. :)
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  8. Kevin Cowans

    Adding guttering to Shed

    Hello @ShealThanks, it is good to finally have been able to get it done, especially considering that I was looking to get someone in to do it for me.Kevin
    Hello @ShealThanks, it is good to finally have been able to get it done, especially considering that I was looking to get someone in to do it for me.Kevin
    Hello @ShealThanks, it is good to finally have been able to get it done, especially considering that I was looking to get someone in to do it for me.Kevin
    Hello @ShealThanks, it is good to finally have been able to get it done, especially considering that I was looking to get someone in to do it for me.Kevin
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  9. Claire McCarthy

    Paint a Steeltech Shed?

    There's no reason you can't paint it if that's what you want to do. I'd give it a clean and a light sanding then prime/undercoat it then paint.
    There's no reason you can't paint it if that's what you want to do. I'd give it a clean and a light sanding then prime/undercoat it then paint.
    There's no reason you can't paint it if that's what you want to do. I'd give it a clean and a light sanding then prime/undercoat it then paint.
    There's no reason you can't paint it if that's what you want to do. I'd give it a clean and a light sanding then prime/undercoat it then paint.
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  10. Claire McCarthy

    Best timber for raised beds?

    I’m looking to build some raised beds up against a shed and wondered what is the best type of timber to use? I’m looking for something long-lasting, I don’t want to be rebuilding it every couple...
    I’m looking to build some raised beds up against a shed and wondered what is the best type of timber to use? I’m looking for something long-lasting, I don’t want to be rebuilding it every couple of years! It will be mostly used for flowers so I’m not worried about preservatives leaching into...
    I’m looking to build some raised beds up against a shed and wondered what is the best type of timber to use? I’m looking for something long-lasting, I don’t want to be rebuilding it every couple of years! It will be mostly used for flowers so I’m...
    I’m looking to build some raised beds up against a shed and wondered what is the best type of timber to use? I’m looking for something long-lasting, I don’t want to be rebuilding it every couple...
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  11. Gizmo

    garden parasol

    thanks for your replys the base is full of water at the moment i wonder if there is a bracket with a clasp on it so you dont have to undo the whole bracket to get parasol out for use
    thanks for your replys the base is full of water at the moment i wonder if there is a bracket with a clasp on it so you dont have to undo the whole bracket to get parasol out for use
    thanks for your replys the base is full of water at the moment i wonder if there is a bracket with a clasp on it so you dont have to undo the whole bracket to get parasol out for use
    thanks for your replys the base is full of water at the moment i wonder if there is a bracket with a clasp on it so you dont have to undo the whole bracket to get parasol out for use
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  12. wiseowl

    Recommendations for a Garden fence sprayer

    I used Wickes own brand, basic £8 a tub - Wickes Shed & Fence Timbercare Silver Pebble 9L | Wickes.co.ukI had to add around a litre to the 9 already in the tub or the nozzle on my gun would...
    I used Wickes own brand, basic £8 a tub - Wickes Shed & Fence Timbercare Silver Pebble 9L | Wickes.co.ukI had to add around a litre to the 9 already in the tub or the nozzle on my gun would block, so essentially it was working out at 80p a litre. Four tubs all in did my entire garden and...
    I used Wickes own brand, basic £8 a tub - Wickes Shed & Fence Timbercare Silver Pebble 9L | Wickes.co.ukI had to add around a litre to the 9 already in the tub or the nozzle on my gun would block, so essentially it was working out at 80p a...
    I used Wickes own brand, basic £8 a tub - Wickes Shed & Fence Timbercare Silver Pebble 9L | Wickes.co.ukI had to add around a litre to the 9 already in the tub or the nozzle on my gun would...
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  13. Mitramonday

    Rescuing what once was a beautiful (small) garden...

    Hi again...a little update on my rescue project and more advice needed:please:! So, my garden has been pruned (aka 'scalped') in preparation for my new fence which arrived this week...yay! Unfortunately,...
    Hi again...a little update on my rescue project and more advice needed:please:! So, my garden has been pruned (aka 'scalped') in preparation for my new fence which arrived this week...yay! Unfortunately, I accepted the very kind offer of a neighbour to rebuild my (above ground) pond as it was leaking...
    Hi again...a little update on my rescue project and more advice needed:please:! So, my garden has been pruned (aka 'scalped') in preparation for my new fence which arrived this week...yay! Unfortunately, I accepted the very kind offer of a neighbour to...
    Hi again...a little update on my rescue project and more advice needed:please:! So, my garden has been pruned (aka 'scalped') in preparation for my new fence which arrived this week...yay! Unfortunately,...
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  14. Dave_79

    Filling unwanted pond

    Thanks all for the advice. I pressure washed as much of the green gunk off that low wall as I could, then put some compost & geraniums in over the topsoil I’d already put in.In my last garden I...
    Thanks all for the advice. I pressure washed as much of the green gunk off that low wall as I could, then put some compost & geraniums in over the topsoil I’d already put in.In my last garden I used to alternate red and white geraniums in a curve around the base of a tree stump, every other...
    Thanks all for the advice. I pressure washed as much of the green gunk off that low wall as I could, then put some compost & geraniums in over the topsoil I’d already put in.In my last garden I used to alternate red and white geraniums in a...
    Thanks all for the advice. I pressure washed as much of the green gunk off that low wall as I could, then put some compost & geraniums in over the topsoil I’d already put in.In my last garden I...
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  15. Quentin Jackson

    Solar lights any good?

    If you plan to purchase premium quality solar patio lanterns, this Smart Solar 3900KR1 light won’t disappoint you. This outdoor solar lamp sits on any flat surface, or if preferred, you can hang...
    If you plan to purchase premium quality solar patio lanterns, this Smart Solar 3900KR1 light won’t disappoint you. This outdoor solar lamp sits on any flat surface, or if preferred, you can hang it using the built-in loop. The pillar candle situated within the lamp comes with a single amber LED...
    If you plan to purchase premium quality solar patio lanterns, this Smart Solar 3900KR1 light won’t disappoint you. This outdoor solar lamp sits on any flat surface, or if preferred, you can hang it using the built-in loop. The pillar candle...
    If you plan to purchase premium quality solar patio lanterns, this Smart Solar 3900KR1 light won’t disappoint you. This outdoor solar lamp sits on any flat surface, or if preferred, you can hang...
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  16. Grant Hammond

    Is it ok to bury concrete rubble under my garden?

    It's actually not a bad idea. I remember a "demolition party" where some guys wanted to tear down an old barn. So they put an advertisement in the newspaper, asked for 10€ each, fired up their...
    It's actually not a bad idea. I remember a "demolition party" where some guys wanted to tear down an old barn. So they put an advertisement in the newspaper, asked for 10€ each, fired up their barbecue and lots of guys came to play with their tools. Ripping through walls, swinging away with...
    It's actually not a bad idea. I remember a "demolition party" where some guys wanted to tear down an old barn. So they put an advertisement in the newspaper, asked for 10€ each, fired up their barbecue and lots of guys came to play with their...
    It's actually not a bad idea. I remember a "demolition party" where some guys wanted to tear down an old barn. So they put an advertisement in the newspaper, asked for 10€ each, fired up their...
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  17. Craig jameson

    What to do with this corner of the garden?

    This is whats accumulated after 24hrs with no rain....
    This is whats accumulated after 24hrs with no rain....
    This is whats accumulated after 24hrs with no rain....
    This is whats accumulated after 24hrs with no rain....
    Full garden.jpg problem area.jpg hole.jpg
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  18. 2nd_bassoon
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    Starting from (almost) scratch

    The shed is in! It's down the bottom of the garden, against the ugly concrete/breezeblock north facing wall, and the combination of a half-complete paint job and the shed is already improving the...
    The shed is in! It's down the bottom of the garden, against the ugly concrete/breezeblock north facing wall, and the combination of a half-complete paint job and the shed is already improving the look of things down there :rolleyespink:Nothing in this garden is flat or level in any direction, so we built...
    The shed is in! It's down the bottom of the garden, against the ugly concrete/breezeblock north facing wall, and the combination of a half-complete paint job and the shed is already improving the look of things down there :rolleyespink:Nothing in this...
    The shed is in! It's down the bottom of the garden, against the ugly concrete/breezeblock north facing wall, and the combination of a half-complete paint job and the shed is already improving the...
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  19. Gizmo

    waterbut filtration

    hi i am in the process of making a pond out of sleepers the pond is 6 x 5 foot and approx 30 inch deep , i have got a waterbut that i bought earlier and thinking about filtration for my pond is it...
    hi i am in the process of making a pond out of sleepers the pond is 6 x 5 foot and approx 30 inch deep , i have got a waterbut that i bought earlier and thinking about filtration for my pond is it easy to do as it is my first diy pond from scratch thanks for your advice
    hi i am in the process of making a pond out of sleepers the pond is 6 x 5 foot and approx 30 inch deep , i have got a waterbut that i bought earlier and thinking about filtration for my pond is it easy to do as it is my first diy pond from...
    hi i am in the process of making a pond out of sleepers the pond is 6 x 5 foot and approx 30 inch deep , i have got a waterbut that i bought earlier and thinking about filtration for my pond is it...
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  20. Sheal
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    One year on....and beyond

    I haven't visited the forum for some time - I didn't realise Verdun had left the forum. I agree with previous posters and I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of his great advice...
    I haven't visited the forum for some time - I didn't realise Verdun had left the forum. I agree with previous posters and I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of his great advice with regard to Muhly grass. Thanks to him I managed to grow some from seed and it has a special place...
    I haven't visited the forum for some time - I didn't realise Verdun had left the forum. I agree with previous posters and I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of his great advice with regard to Muhly grass. Thanks to him I managed...
    I haven't visited the forum for some time - I didn't realise Verdun had left the forum. I agree with previous posters and I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of his great advice...
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  21. Lowey

    Where to buy pond plants?

    Don't give up on the plants you got last September, they might surprise you and start putting on new growth as the weather warms up.As said, keep an eye / look around your local garden centers...
    Don't give up on the plants you got last September, they might surprise you and start putting on new growth as the weather warms up.As said, keep an eye / look around your local garden centers or aquatic shops for whn their stock arrives; online is always a bit of a gamble, just check the...
    Don't give up on the plants you got last September, they might surprise you and start putting on new growth as the weather warms up.As said, keep an eye / look around your local garden centers or aquatic shops for whn their stock arrives; ...
    Don't give up on the plants you got last September, they might surprise you and start putting on new growth as the weather warms up.As said, keep an eye / look around your local garden centers...
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  22. Mitramonday

    Bamboo on boundary line...mine, or hers?!

    Thanks for that - and yes, I am in communication with her, and wanted to know the 'legality' so that I was forewarned in light of any disagreement. Hopefully she will be ok with me trying to...
    Thanks for that - and yes, I am in communication with her, and wanted to know the 'legality' so that I was forewarned in light of any disagreement. Hopefully she will be ok with me trying to remove it from its present position, at least.
    Thanks for that - and yes, I am in communication with her, and wanted to know the 'legality' so that I was forewarned in light of any disagreement. Hopefully she will be ok with me trying to remove it from its present position, at least.
    Thanks for that - and yes, I am in communication with her, and wanted to know the 'legality' so that I was forewarned in light of any disagreement. Hopefully she will be ok with me trying to...
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  23. welshone

    Recommended paint for fence

    Hi Welshone I think all fence paint these days will be water based. I would advise sticking to the better makes such as Ronseal. Check that it is suitable for spraying though. Lots of colours...
    Hi Welshone I think all fence paint these days will be water based. I would advise sticking to the better makes such as Ronseal. Check that it is suitable for spraying though. Lots of colours available, but as Nigel said watch the other side of the fence, the colour will leach through in...
    Hi Welshone I think all fence paint these days will be water based. I would advise sticking to the better makes such as Ronseal. Check that it is suitable for spraying though. Lots of colours available, but as Nigel said watch the other side of...
    Hi Welshone I think all fence paint these days will be water based. I would advise sticking to the better makes such as Ronseal. Check that it is suitable for spraying though. Lots of colours...
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  24. zilly
    Like x 3

    Rain Water Harvesting Tank

    Thanks for the info @noisette47 You are probably right when you are saying "There is no such thing as too much water stored".I myself am in a lucky position because we live near a river so a...
    Thanks for the info @noisette47 You are probably right when you are saying "There is no such thing as too much water stored".I myself am in a lucky position because we live near a river so a simple 3 metre well with an electric pump gives us plenty of water all year round.But I would...
    Thanks for the info @noisette47 You are probably right when you are saying "There is no such thing as too much water stored".I myself am in a lucky position because we live near a river so a simple 3 metre well with an electric pump gives us...
    Thanks for the info @noisette47 You are probably right when you are saying "There is no such thing as too much water stored".I myself am in a lucky position because we live near a river so a...
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