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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. Gerard1983

    Greenhouse project at side of house

    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
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  6. Joolz

    Raised Veg Beds

    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is divine to sit under when the sun is out and the temp is high. I tend to do all my potting on under there...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is divine to sit under when the sun is out and the temp...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is...
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  7. DaveMK

    How to link raised patio and lawn?

    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when doing simple normal things. I couldn't get out of the chair without that spasm occurring, when my GP...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when doing simple normal things. I couldn't get out of...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when...
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  8. 2nd_bassoon
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    Starting from (almost) scratch

    Belated thanks all for your kind works - between unpacking, discovering that every single tap in the house leaks, and a somewhat poorly timed (but much enjoyed) 10 day holiday I've been a bit...
    Belated thanks all for your kind works - between unpacking, discovering that every single tap in the house leaks, and a somewhat poorly timed (but much enjoyed) 10 day holiday I've been a bit neglectful about logging on here :redface:Not a huge amount happening outside at the moment, but we have put...
    Belated thanks all for your kind works - between unpacking, discovering that every single tap in the house leaks, and a somewhat poorly timed (but much enjoyed) 10 day holiday I've been a bit neglectful about logging on here :redface:Not a huge amount...
    Belated thanks all for your kind works - between unpacking, discovering that every single tap in the house leaks, and a somewhat poorly timed (but much enjoyed) 10 day holiday I've been a bit...
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  9. landimad

    Got a cussing for this.....

    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to...
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to pave over the lot and have parking for many or change it to conifers or fence it in.
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to pave over the lot and have parking for many or change...
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to...
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  10. MrB

    What to do with this garden?

    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually happy to tell you what a particular plant is or if not I believe there are apps you can use to...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually happy to tell you what a particular plant is or if...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually...
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  11. Iwang

    Enough room for a small weeping willow?

    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
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  12. Palustris

    Stumpery

    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
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  13. sunnycusack

    Garden redesign - questions galore!

    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in Aberdeen and have 14 varieties around my garden perimeter - having dug out and binned 2 types because of...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in Aberdeen and have 14 varieties around my garden perimeter...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in...
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  14. mazambo

    Raised beds?

    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping...
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping that won't be a problem.
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping that won't be a problem.
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping...
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  15. RobB

    Raised bed problem

    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a bank at the side of the garden so when the crops are gone I'll get digging. I did think of washing...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a bank at the side of the garden so when the crops...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a...
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  16. Sian in Belgium

    new garden - deciding how to start!

    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed,...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed, as we now refer to it), an overview of the pond, the herb bed, and the climbers along the side of...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed, as we now refer to it), an overview of the pond,...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed,...
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  17. Eden1

    2nd Hand Greenhouse

    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last...
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last year. I'll try and get a photo to add on here.
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last year. I'll try and get a photo to add on here.
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last...
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  18. mazambo

    Inexpensive edging

    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
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  19. mazambo

    Cement mixer breaking up soil

    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil...
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil a bit bigger than the gravel making it harder to sort.
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil a bit bigger than the gravel making it harder to...
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil...
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  20. Graham B

    Raised beds for veg

    I got the mixer out again on Monday, making the most of the sunny weather. Foundations in for the second bed now. Of course I under-estimated how much concrete I'd need, so there'll have to be...
    I got the mixer out again on Monday, making the most of the sunny weather. Foundations in for the second bed now. Of course I under-estimated how much concrete I'd need, so there'll have to be another trip for more cement and ballast, but that's par for the course. I know this may seem...
    I got the mixer out again on Monday, making the most of the sunny weather. Foundations in for the second bed now. Of course I under-estimated how much concrete I'd need, so there'll have to be another trip for more cement and ballast, but that's...
    I got the mixer out again on Monday, making the most of the sunny weather. Foundations in for the second bed now. Of course I under-estimated how much concrete I'd need, so there'll have to be...
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  21. Lauren1234567890

    Blue fence not dark enough!

    Ronseal Fence Life Plus - Midnight Blue 5L From the Homebase site pic there, it looks like you've got exactly what they say you're going to get. I wouldn't call it midnight blue either, but the...
    Ronseal Fence Life Plus - Midnight Blue 5L From the Homebase site pic there, it looks like you've got exactly what they say you're going to get. I wouldn't call it midnight blue either, but the colour in the picture is exactly the kind of dark teal you describe.I'm a fan of Cuprinol Garden...
    Ronseal Fence Life Plus - Midnight Blue 5L From the Homebase site pic there, it looks like you've got exactly what they say you're going to get. I wouldn't call it midnight blue either, but the colour in the picture is exactly the kind of dark...
    Ronseal Fence Life Plus - Midnight Blue 5L From the Homebase site pic there, it looks like you've got exactly what they say you're going to get. I wouldn't call it midnight blue either, but the...
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  22. Greg50

    Proposed greenhouse location

    Thank you for your welcome and advice, definitely food for thought.
    Thank you for your welcome and advice, definitely food for thought.
    Thank you for your welcome and advice, definitely food for thought.
    Thank you for your welcome and advice, definitely food for thought.
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  23. rustyroots

    Mini garden project.

    Goodness @rustyroots it's looking great! What a transformation!
    Goodness @rustyroots it's looking great! What a transformation!
    Goodness @rustyroots it's looking great! What a transformation!
    Goodness @rustyroots it's looking great! What a transformation!
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  24. Sheal

    Septic tank soakaway

    Tanks are not illegal, they just have to be up to all the new reg's if you put new a new one in and old one's have to be maintained
    Tanks are not illegal, they just have to be up to all the new reg's if you put new a new one in and old one's have to be maintained
    Tanks are not illegal, they just have to be up to all the new reg's if you put new a new one in and old one's have to be maintained
    Tanks are not illegal, they just have to be up to all the new reg's if you put new a new one in and old one's have to be maintained
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