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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. Jennifer Bell

    Stuck between a rockery and a hard place!

    If the area is so water retentive, a rockery would be fighting against the nature. Possible, but often hard work and it might not look natural.What do you use the garden for? Do you need lawns...
    If the area is so water retentive, a rockery would be fighting against the nature. Possible, but often hard work and it might not look natural.What do you use the garden for? Do you need lawns for kids to ride their trikes, for a trampoline, drying rack, a large table for entertaining...?...
    If the area is so water retentive, a rockery would be fighting against the nature. Possible, but often hard work and it might not look natural.What do you use the garden for? Do you need lawns for kids to ride their trikes, for a trampoline,...
    If the area is so water retentive, a rockery would be fighting against the nature. Possible, but often hard work and it might not look natural.What do you use the garden for? Do you need lawns...
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  5. Retired
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    Suffolk Colt Mower.

    Hi,Many thanks Sandy for your useful information; it's most appreciated.:dbgrtmb: I'm very impressed by your aluminium welding; thanks for the picture; it takes me back many years to when I worked in...
    Hi,Many thanks Sandy for your useful information; it's most appreciated.:dbgrtmb: I'm very impressed by your aluminium welding; thanks for the picture; it takes me back many years to when I worked in chemicals; the aluminium style of welding is very much like lead burning. There's always a guy in a...
    Hi,Many thanks Sandy for your useful information; it's most appreciated.:dbgrtmb: I'm very impressed by your aluminium welding; thanks for the picture; it takes me back many years to when I worked in chemicals; the aluminium style of welding is very...
    Hi,Many thanks Sandy for your useful information; it's most appreciated.:dbgrtmb: I'm very impressed by your aluminium welding; thanks for the picture; it takes me back many years to when I worked in...
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  6. Jack Sparrow

    Flower pot people

    Sounds lovely Gary......this is what makes a garden more personal and complete. :)
    Sounds lovely Gary......this is what makes a garden more personal and complete. :)
    Sounds lovely Gary......this is what makes a garden more personal and complete. :)
    Sounds lovely Gary......this is what makes a garden more personal and complete. :)
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  7. Aquanaut

    greenhouse is a go

    HiThanks for that @JWK , thought it was for something like that, one was in the framework already but didnt think for bubblewrapNot doing anymore at the moment, back at work and waiting for...
    HiThanks for that @JWK , thought it was for something like that, one was in the framework already but didnt think for bubblewrapNot doing anymore at the moment, back at work and waiting for new bolts etc to arrive
    HiThanks for that @JWK , thought it was for something like that, one was in the framework already but didnt think for bubblewrapNot doing anymore at the moment, back at work and waiting for new bolts etc to arrive
    HiThanks for that @JWK , thought it was for something like that, one was in the framework already but didnt think for bubblewrapNot doing anymore at the moment, back at work and waiting for...
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  8. Jennifer Bell

    Stuck between a rockery and a hard place!

    Hi everyone, Looking for ideas for this rockery area! It is part of a garden of a new build home! I tried planting in it shortly after house was built but nothing took to it (I didn’t really know...
    Hi everyone, Looking for ideas for this rockery area! It is part of a garden of a new build home! I tried planting in it shortly after house was built but nothing took to it (I didn’t really know what I was planting but they all died after a few weeks). After been neglected for around 6 years...
    Hi everyone, Looking for ideas for this rockery area! It is part of a garden of a new build home! I tried planting in it shortly after house was built but nothing took to it (I didn’t really know what I was planting but they all died after a few...
    Hi everyone, Looking for ideas for this rockery area! It is part of a garden of a new build home! I tried planting in it shortly after house was built but nothing took to it (I didn’t really know...
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  9. Pushkin
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    Teracotta pot decorating

    Brilliant Pushkin:awesome:
    Brilliant Pushkin:awesome:
    Brilliant Pushkin:awesome:
    Brilliant Pushkin:awesome:
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  10. Eden1

    Creating a Wildflower border to lawn

    Yes I hear you loud and clear. For now what I've decided to do is just go no-mow in 3 corner areas of the lawn. I'm just going to let it go a bit wild, see what springs up in it. In one of the...
    Yes I hear you loud and clear. For now what I've decided to do is just go no-mow in 3 corner areas of the lawn. I'm just going to let it go a bit wild, see what springs up in it. In one of the bigger areas I'm keeping a path through the wild area which is mown.
    Yes I hear you loud and clear. For now what I've decided to do is just go no-mow in 3 corner areas of the lawn. I'm just going to let it go a bit wild, see what springs up in it. In one of the bigger areas I'm keeping a path through the wild...
    Yes I hear you loud and clear. For now what I've decided to do is just go no-mow in 3 corner areas of the lawn. I'm just going to let it go a bit wild, see what springs up in it. In one of the...
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  11. Jack Sparrow

    Bird box

    @BigC , I like that idea, I like to make rather than buy, I made one of these a few years ago, it's somewhere in the garden I think, have to see if I can find it.
    @BigC , I like that idea, I like to make rather than buy, I made one of these a few years ago, it's somewhere in the garden I think, have to see if I can find it.
    @BigC , I like that idea, I like to make rather than buy, I made one of these a few years ago, it's somewhere in the garden I think, have to see if I can find it.
    @BigC , I like that idea, I like to make rather than buy, I made one of these a few years ago, it's somewhere in the garden I think, have to see if I can find it.
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  12. Eden1

    My Garden Project - Need some inspiration and advice

    Why, thank you BellaBlie :) Very small plants are best potted on for a while but I space lavendar plants 30 to 40 cm apart. As much free draining soil as possible and as warm as possible and as dry...
    Why, thank you BellaBlie :) Very small plants are best potted on for a while but I space lavendar plants 30 to 40 cm apart. As much free draining soil as possible and as warm as possible and as dry as possible will produce wonderfully scented flowers in summer Part of 40’ plus lavendar hedge. ...
    Why, thank you BellaBlie :) Very small plants are best potted on for a while but I space lavendar plants 30 to 40 cm apart. As much free draining soil as possible and as warm as possible and as dry as possible will produce wonderfully scented...
    Why, thank you BellaBlie :) Very small plants are best potted on for a while but I space lavendar plants 30 to 40 cm apart. As much free draining soil as possible and as warm as possible and as dry...
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  13. wiseowl

    New Hose Pipe

    I was under the impression it had to be part of the tap if the tap was outside? Maybe I got it wrong, but there is nothing stopping you connecting any old bit of hose to that tap.
    I was under the impression it had to be part of the tap if the tap was outside? Maybe I got it wrong, but there is nothing stopping you connecting any old bit of hose to that tap.
    I was under the impression it had to be part of the tap if the tap was outside? Maybe I got it wrong, but there is nothing stopping you connecting any old bit of hose to that tap.
    I was under the impression it had to be part of the tap if the tap was outside? Maybe I got it wrong, but there is nothing stopping you connecting any old bit of hose to that tap.
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  14. John Dalrymple
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    Avoiding the puddle

    Yes, good to point that out. It's too easy to forget that all garden plants have their origins in wild plants.
    Yes, good to point that out. It's too easy to forget that all garden plants have their origins in wild plants.
    Yes, good to point that out. It's too easy to forget that all garden plants have their origins in wild plants.
    Yes, good to point that out. It's too easy to forget that all garden plants have their origins in wild plants.
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  15. Enfield Steve
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    Starting Over

    Thank you, I'm pleased with how the plants are doing, means I have my soil about right, and they are in a good spot.Thank you, it has been worth the hard work.Lesley chose the colours of...
    Thank you, I'm pleased with how the plants are doing, means I have my soil about right, and they are in a good spot.Thank you, it has been worth the hard work.Lesley chose the colours of the Gravel. Luton is probably nothing like you remember it.
    Thank you, I'm pleased with how the plants are doing, means I have my soil about right, and they are in a good spot.Thank you, it has been worth the hard work.Lesley chose the colours of the Gravel. Luton is probably nothing like you...
    Thank you, I'm pleased with how the plants are doing, means I have my soil about right, and they are in a good spot.Thank you, it has been worth the hard work.Lesley chose the colours of...
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  16. Retired
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    Small wildflower meadow.

    Hi Colin, yes ragwort causes liver damage, so I try always to wear gloves when handling it. However in your meadow it is probably not going to affect local horses because there are always plenty...
    Hi Colin, yes ragwort causes liver damage, so I try always to wear gloves when handling it. However in your meadow it is probably not going to affect local horses because there are always plenty of others in verges that are spreading their seeds. We treated a horse paddock to kill all the...
    Hi Colin, yes ragwort causes liver damage, so I try always to wear gloves when handling it. However in your meadow it is probably not going to affect local horses because there are always plenty of others in verges that are spreading their seeds....
    Hi Colin, yes ragwort causes liver damage, so I try always to wear gloves when handling it. However in your meadow it is probably not going to affect local horses because there are always plenty...
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  17. hoofy

    Rain after laying flags.

    Hi hoofy, I don't think it will be a problem, I'm sure the landscapers know what they are doing, but I'm a bit surprised they didn't cover it with polythene etc given the wet weather we were...
    Hi hoofy, I don't think it will be a problem, I'm sure the landscapers know what they are doing, but I'm a bit surprised they didn't cover it with polythene etc given the wet weather we were having, when I did mine a few months back the edges too got very wet but have dried rock solid.
    Hi hoofy, I don't think it will be a problem, I'm sure the landscapers know what they are doing, but I'm a bit surprised they didn't cover it with polythene etc given the wet weather we were having, when I did mine a few months back the edges too...
    Hi hoofy, I don't think it will be a problem, I'm sure the landscapers know what they are doing, but I'm a bit surprised they didn't cover it with polythene etc given the wet weather we were...
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  18. NessaJ70

    BBQ and pizza oven

    Hi NessaJ70, what a great idea to make an oven! On youtube you will find many videos that will give you an idea how to go about it. An oven will keep heat for hours and hours and you can keep on...
    Hi NessaJ70, what a great idea to make an oven! On youtube you will find many videos that will give you an idea how to go about it. An oven will keep heat for hours and hours and you can keep on cooking and baking the whole day.Here is one of four videos about a small oven construction:
    Hi NessaJ70, what a great idea to make an oven! On youtube you will find many videos that will give you an idea how to go about it. An oven will keep heat for hours and hours and you can keep on cooking and baking the whole day.Here is one of...
    Hi NessaJ70, what a great idea to make an oven! On youtube you will find many videos that will give you an idea how to go about it. An oven will keep heat for hours and hours and you can keep on...
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  19. TMAK
    Like x 3

    New Herbaceous Border

    Hi @Mike Allen thank you for your comments and advice. Much appreciated. My lawn is getting there slowly. This was an overgrown bog land 3 years ago so after a lot of work it’s green. It’s...
    Hi @Mike Allen thank you for your comments and advice. Much appreciated. My lawn is getting there slowly. This was an overgrown bog land 3 years ago so after a lot of work it’s green. It’s by no means perfect and full of clover and Daisy’s but it’s green and when mowed looks half decent....
    Hi @Mike Allen thank you for your comments and advice. Much appreciated. My lawn is getting there slowly. This was an overgrown bog land 3 years ago so after a lot of work it’s green. It’s by no means perfect and full of clover and...
    Hi @Mike Allen thank you for your comments and advice. Much appreciated. My lawn is getting there slowly. This was an overgrown bog land 3 years ago so after a lot of work it’s green. It’s...
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  20. Jack Sparrow

    Looking for ground cover for children's area

    I think most plants will suffer from hammer from Kiddies but maybe Camomile or Thymes .
    I think most plants will suffer from hammer from Kiddies but maybe Camomile or Thymes .
    I think most plants will suffer from hammer from Kiddies but maybe Camomile or Thymes .
    I think most plants will suffer from hammer from Kiddies but maybe Camomile or Thymes .
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  21. Snorky85
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    Snork's Garden Redesign Project

    Ok, here stipa gigantea is not prominent during the winter.....then Dogwoods take the position there. In spring the dogwoods are cut down and the stipa takes over. Currently it is over 5’ and...
    Ok, here stipa gigantea is not prominent during the winter.....then Dogwoods take the position there. In spring the dogwoods are cut down and the stipa takes over. Currently it is over 5’ and claiming the territory.:) (Will take a picture later). I also have another from division a couple of...
    Ok, here stipa gigantea is not prominent during the winter.....then Dogwoods take the position there. In spring the dogwoods are cut down and the stipa takes over. Currently it is over 5’ and claiming the territory.:) (Will take a picture...
    Ok, here stipa gigantea is not prominent during the winter.....then Dogwoods take the position there. In spring the dogwoods are cut down and the stipa takes over. Currently it is over 5’ and...
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  22. Dave_79

    Ideas for this area - rockery?

    No problem..looking forward to seeing pics when it's done :)
    No problem..looking forward to seeing pics when it's done :)
    No problem..looking forward to seeing pics when it's done :)
    No problem..looking forward to seeing pics when it's done :)
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  23. Trunky

    Making steps using sleepers - advice please.

    This stair calculator is useful for working out how many steps and how high each one needs to be.Stair Calculator
    This stair calculator is useful for working out how many steps and how high each one needs to be.Stair Calculator
    This stair calculator is useful for working out how many steps and how high each one needs to be.Stair Calculator
    This stair calculator is useful for working out how many steps and how high each one needs to be.Stair Calculator
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