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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  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....
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  18. 2nd_bassoon
    Like x 7

    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. 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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