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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. 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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  6. kiehugh

    I hate my front garden... help please

    @Clare G has a good point, it might be worth considering to hire someone to do the boring and heavy bits and focus on the delights of designing and planting. It's a good investment and will...
    @Clare G has a good point, it might be worth considering to hire someone to do the boring and heavy bits and focus on the delights of designing and planting. It's a good investment and will support local economy- and to get it properly done will increase the house value and save a lot of fixing...
    @Clare G has a good point, it might be worth considering to hire someone to do the boring and heavy bits and focus on the delights of designing and planting. It's a good investment and will support local economy- and to get it properly done will...
    @Clare G has a good point, it might be worth considering to hire someone to do the boring and heavy bits and focus on the delights of designing and planting. It's a good investment and will...
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  7. Retired

    Third year meadow.

    Hi,Thanks Sheal; I'm pleased the heavy work is finally behind me; still plenty of work but now routine maintenance like trimming and cutting grass so I can back off from the twelve hour days and...
    Hi,Thanks Sheal; I'm pleased the heavy work is finally behind me; still plenty of work but now routine maintenance like trimming and cutting grass so I can back off from the twelve hour days and start to do things I want to do in retirement; I've no intention of using age as an excuse to be...
    Hi,Thanks Sheal; I'm pleased the heavy work is finally behind me; still plenty of work but now routine maintenance like trimming and cutting grass so I can back off from the twelve hour days and start to do things I want to do in retirement;...
    Hi,Thanks Sheal; I'm pleased the heavy work is finally behind me; still plenty of work but now routine maintenance like trimming and cutting grass so I can back off from the twelve hour days and...
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  8. Temmy

    New Garden Project

    The more I discover, the more I think all the drainage needs to be redone. The garage gutter drain is far too close to the surface (and funnily enough I don't want the top of a pipe sticking...
    The more I discover, the more I think all the drainage needs to be redone. The garage gutter drain is far too close to the surface (and funnily enough I don't want the top of a pipe sticking through my lawn), and the gutter drain at the back of the house runs a few meters into a...
    The more I discover, the more I think all the drainage needs to be redone. The garage gutter drain is far too close to the surface (and funnily enough I don't want the top of a pipe sticking through my lawn), and the gutter drain at the back of...
    The more I discover, the more I think all the drainage needs to be redone. The garage gutter drain is far too close to the surface (and funnily enough I don't want the top of a pipe sticking...
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  9. DevonPhil

    New Garden Shed Build

    I started by asking a jobbing builder who turned up on spec, if he could build a shed for a few tools, and maybe a nice place to sit and look at the view. He consulted me about every stage, often...
    I started by asking a jobbing builder who turned up on spec, if he could build a shed for a few tools, and maybe a nice place to sit and look at the view. He consulted me about every stage, often over a beer, and at every stage it grew more elaborate, more satisfying, (and more expensive) until...
    I started by asking a jobbing builder who turned up on spec, if he could build a shed for a few tools, and maybe a nice place to sit and look at the view. He consulted me about every stage, often over a beer, and at every stage it grew more...
    I started by asking a jobbing builder who turned up on spec, if he could build a shed for a few tools, and maybe a nice place to sit and look at the view. He consulted me about every stage, often...
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  10. Jack Sparrow

    Improvising a covered walkway

    A few years ago I rejigged my garden to lay a path across the lawn to reach the newly aquired shed at the far end. The slabs were not particularly level when I layed them and they have moved...
    A few years ago I rejigged my garden to lay a path across the lawn to reach the newly aquired shed at the far end. The slabs were not particularly level when I layed them and they have moved since. I have toyed with the idea of creating a proper pathway but I wasn't sure how to landscaping it...
    A few years ago I rejigged my garden to lay a path across the lawn to reach the newly aquired shed at the far end. The slabs were not particularly level when I layed them and they have moved since. I have toyed with the idea of creating a...
    A few years ago I rejigged my garden to lay a path across the lawn to reach the newly aquired shed at the far end. The slabs were not particularly level when I layed them and they have moved...
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  11. NAlberto

    Barn Shed - air flow to minimise condensation/mould

    I've just had another look at the mould area in the pictures and can see a clear line in it which looks like it had something leaning there. So it probably is just surface mould and not what I...
    I've just had another look at the mould area in the pictures and can see a clear line in it which looks like it had something leaning there. So it probably is just surface mould and not what I originally thought I was looking at.
    I've just had another look at the mould area in the pictures and can see a clear line in it which looks like it had something leaning there. So it probably is just surface mould and not what I originally thought I was looking at.
    I've just had another look at the mould area in the pictures and can see a clear line in it which looks like it had something leaning there. So it probably is just surface mould and not what I...
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  12. WeeTam

    Greenhouse kickboards, cement board or asbestos cement board? Help please.

    @K78green please see the help guide hereTHE HOW TO GUIDE
    @K78green please see the help guide hereTHE HOW TO GUIDE
    @K78green please see the help guide hereTHE HOW TO GUIDE
    @K78green please see the help guide hereTHE HOW TO GUIDE
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  13. Gizmo

    Cuprinol paint / garden furniture

    Hi I have painted our garden table and chairs with cuprinol paint I have given then 4 coats a very short time ago but now noticing pealing and like black spots tried wiping off no luck not sure...
    Hi I have painted our garden table and chairs with cuprinol paint I have given then 4 coats a very short time ago but now noticing pealing and like black spots tried wiping off no luck not sure what's wrong.. Thanks for the help and advice
    Hi I have painted our garden table and chairs with cuprinol paint I have given then 4 coats a very short time ago but now noticing pealing and like black spots tried wiping off no luck not sure what's wrong.. Thanks for the help and advice
    Hi I have painted our garden table and chairs with cuprinol paint I have given then 4 coats a very short time ago but now noticing pealing and like black spots tried wiping off no luck not sure...
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  14. kyleleonard

    Garden Edging for Lawn/Flowerbeds

    I tried edging but found choosing what I thought was suitable was a problem. So decided against getting any. Instead I cut a new edge originally and then about once a year tidy it up. If done...
    I tried edging but found choosing what I thought was suitable was a problem. So decided against getting any. Instead I cut a new edge originally and then about once a year tidy it up. If done well, and consolidated into a firm edge, it lasts the year. 20m shouldn't take long.I posted a...
    I tried edging but found choosing what I thought was suitable was a problem. So decided against getting any. Instead I cut a new edge originally and then about once a year tidy it up. If done well, and consolidated into a firm edge, it lasts...
    I tried edging but found choosing what I thought was suitable was a problem. So decided against getting any. Instead I cut a new edge originally and then about once a year tidy it up. If done...
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  15. hoofy

    Is this arch okay for wisteria

    It's a very nice arch. I'd grow a 1 or 2 climbling rose or a rambling rose along with some clematis probably the viticella group they can be cut back hard so you can see the arch still over long...
    It's a very nice arch. I'd grow a 1 or 2 climbling rose or a rambling rose along with some clematis probably the viticella group they can be cut back hard so you can see the arch still over long periods. They aee also others like jasmine honeysuckle passionflower and lots of annual climbers and...
    It's a very nice arch. I'd grow a 1 or 2 climbling rose or a rambling rose along with some clematis probably the viticella group they can be cut back hard so you can see the arch still over long periods. They aee also others like jasmine...
    It's a very nice arch. I'd grow a 1 or 2 climbling rose or a rambling rose along with some clematis probably the viticella group they can be cut back hard so you can see the arch still over long...
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  16. kyleleonard
    Like x 6

    New House/Garden

    Thanks @JWK, I'm going to try and keep this thread updated as a bit of motivation!
    Thanks @JWK, I'm going to try and keep this thread updated as a bit of motivation!
    Thanks @JWK, I'm going to try and keep this thread updated as a bit of motivation!
    Thanks @JWK, I'm going to try and keep this thread updated as a bit of motivation!
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  17. Johnta

    Raised beds.

    Hi @Johnta,Well going to advocate a different way and thats not to make raised beds.Raised beds need a lot of work to set them up with either timber or bricks etc. and a Lot of soil and...
    Hi @Johnta,Well going to advocate a different way and thats not to make raised beds.Raised beds need a lot of work to set them up with either timber or bricks etc. and a Lot of soil and compost to go in them, not the lightest of tasks as we know !!With them being raised with the usual...
    Hi @Johnta,Well going to advocate a different way and thats not to make raised beds.Raised beds need a lot of work to set them up with either timber or bricks etc. and a Lot of soil and compost to go in them, not the lightest of tasks as we...
    Hi @Johnta,Well going to advocate a different way and thats not to make raised beds.Raised beds need a lot of work to set them up with either timber or bricks etc. and a Lot of soil and...
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  18. luciusmaximus

    Looking for some inspiration

    this is our pond now with filtration unit just got to sort out plants
    this is our pond now with filtration unit just got to sort out plants
    this is our pond now with filtration unit just got to sort out plants
    this is our pond now with filtration unit just got to sort out plants
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  19. Kevin Cowans

    Re-laying a loose lawn edging Sett

    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the information and the product details, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the information and the product details, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the information and the product details, much appreciated.Kevin
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the information and the product details, much appreciated.Kevin
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  20. jowwy
    Like x 3

    Outdoor cooking area

    Ive done more…….arbor seating area and ive just finished cutting the timbers for the custom benchthen i killed off all the grass and reseeded the whole lawn
    Ive done more…….arbor seating area and ive just finished cutting the timbers for the custom benchthen i killed off all the grass and reseeded the whole lawn
    Ive done more…….arbor seating area and ive just finished cutting the timbers for the custom benchthen i killed off all the grass and reseeded the whole lawn
    Ive done more…….arbor seating area and ive just finished cutting the timbers for the custom benchthen i killed off all the grass and reseeded the whole lawn
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  21. Emery339

    Greenhouse focus group

    I hope we will be able to help with your project. 1) On average day how long do you spend in your greenhouse. Between 1/2 an hour and 5 hours. Much longer in the late Autumn and early Spring than...
    I hope we will be able to help with your project. 1) On average day how long do you spend in your greenhouse. Between 1/2 an hour and 5 hours. Much longer in the late Autumn and early Spring than at other times. 2) What type of Greenhouse do you own. Rhino 20ftx8ft 3) What is your greenhouse...
    I hope we will be able to help with your project. 1) On average day how long do you spend in your greenhouse. Between 1/2 an hour and 5 hours. Much longer in the late Autumn and early Spring than at other times. 2) What type of Greenhouse do you...
    I hope we will be able to help with your project. 1) On average day how long do you spend in your greenhouse. Between 1/2 an hour and 5 hours. Much longer in the late Autumn and early Spring than...
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  22. wiseowl

    Recommendations for a Garden fence sprayer

    I've been trying to get an answer to this question ever since I puchased a Wagner sprayer - can I use normal Cuprinol instead of the sprayable version?The sheds had better look out now...
    I've been trying to get an answer to this question ever since I puchased a Wagner sprayer - can I use normal Cuprinol instead of the sprayable version?The sheds had better look out now...
    I've been trying to get an answer to this question ever since I puchased a Wagner sprayer - can I use normal Cuprinol instead of the sprayable version?The sheds had better look out now...
    I've been trying to get an answer to this question ever since I puchased a Wagner sprayer - can I use normal Cuprinol instead of the sprayable version?The sheds had better look out now...
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  23. 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
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  24. 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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