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Wahreo

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Discovered a small area next to my garage yesterday which was covered up by a fence panel. Had about a foot of soil/roots etc on the ground which took about 15 rubble sacks to clear. Discovered there was a concrete base down. Popped a gate on there instead and I now have a small storage area.

Also cut a load of old roof tiles down and fixed them to the base of my shed to cover up the block work base. I was in the garden for a good 12 hours working.

oh yeah, I also fixed a piece of 4” x 2” to the underside of my shed overhang. Just to slide a bit of timber in to extend the roof. I plan to have a piece of timber all the way across, just when it rains, it’ll only slide in when I’m sat out there and need shelter. I’ll have a table and a couple of chairs under there.

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Trollslayer

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Not much on other's scales, new lawn mower arriving today.
Had some health problems last year, finally up to mowing the jungle.
 

Wahreo

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Nice one:thumbsup:

mowing the lawn is one of those jobs that can make a massive difference to the way the garden looks. Also does you good getting out there doing stuff.
 

ruffage

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Discovered a small area next to my garage yesterday which was covered up by a fence panel. Had about a foot of soil/roots etc on the ground which took about 15 rubble sacks to clear. Discovered there was a concrete base down. Popped a gate on there instead and I now have a small storage area.

Also cut a load of old roof tiles down and fixed them to the base of my shed to cover up the block work base. I was in the garden for a good 12 hours working.

oh yeah, I also fixed a piece of 4” x 2” to the underside of my shed overhang. Just to slide a bit of timber in to extend the roof. I plan to have a piece of timber all the way across, just when it rains, it’ll only slide in when I’m sat out there and need shelter. I’ll have a table and a couple of chairs under there.

images are all mixed up but you get the idea.

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The tiles look great. I've got stacks of tiles in one of my sheds. Just need to fins a use for them.
 

aVdub

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busterbenny2001

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Pretty heavy duty construction going on there with the wire boulder holders. Will you be moving earth that side eventually to level the garden?
To be honest it’s mainly a case of neatening up the area it’s full of small stones that keep falling in to the garden so I bought the gabion baskets ages ago to just put all the stone I find in to stop them messing the place up! Hopefully will just give a neater edge to the place and stop the dog dragging the stones in!
ill move some of the earth on the lower terrace to give better access it’s great having the time to do cheap jobs!
 

aVdub

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To be honest it’s mainly a case of neatening up the area it’s full of small stones that keep falling in to the garden so I bought the gabion baskets ages ago to just put all the stone I find in to stop them messing the place up! Hopefully will just give a neater edge to the place and stop the dog dragging the stones in!
ill move some of the earth on the lower terrace to give better access it’s great having the time to do cheap jobs!
Look pretty nice with pockets of earth and grasses and the like put in them :)
 

Wahreo

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Just checked the giant fern. This is my first spring with it so each day I’ve been removing the frost protection from the top and letting the sunlight get into the crown. Looks like there’s a bit of green slowly trying to emerge. Cool.

the old ‘leaves’ are still green. I’m assuming they will need cutting soon as the new growth emerges which will help to form the trunk an all it to grow upwards!

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Chillie6

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Been gradually tidying mine up this week

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Pond full of frog spawn

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Potatoes and broadbeans in, ground prepped for runner beans.

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Plum and pear trees in full blossom

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Rhubarb coming on nicely

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Due to circumstances don‘t think we will have such a good show of flowers this year.
 

Wahreo

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A bit early but I started planting seeds this morning. Beans, carrots, peas, lettuce and radish.

I just need to find something else to do for the next 11 hours.

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Wahreo

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Treated the lawn yesterday evening to try to get rid of the moss.

I used iron sulphate which is dissolved into water and watered on the lawn. I might’ve been quite generous with the dose as I didn’t measure it.

some darker parts of the lawn already, where the moss is. Hopefully I’ve not killed the grass.

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Wahreo

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I’m waiting for a good week to let the chemical do its job and then hopefully the moss will just come away very easily as it seems to be dying.
 

RMP888

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I wanted to add a path around the garden and some structure to my lawn area via a circular path / crop circle pattern. I thought I had everything in hand, but got caught out by the speed of the current lockdown, such that the bricks that I had ordered to use as pavers cannot be delivered for a month or so until the lockdown is over.

Anyway lots of time available now for weeding.

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imightbewrong

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I wanted to add a path around the garden and some structure to my lawn area via a circular path / crop circle pattern. I thought I had everything in hand, but got caught out by the speed of the current lockdown, such that the bricks that I had ordered to use as pavers cannot be delivered for a month or so until the lockdown is over.

Anyway lots of time available now for weeding.

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shodan

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Errrr what are you guys doing about your garden waste?
I filled up the garden waste bin, left it out the front to be emptied today but it didn't get emptied. Mentioned it to Doris and she told me didn't renew it this year...

Don't know what to do with this massive bin full of garden waste or the fact that I now can't trim the hedges because I can't dispose off the waste....
 

aVdub

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Errrr what are you guys doing about your garden waste?
I filled up the garden waste bin, left it out the front to be emptied today but it didn't get emptied. Mentioned it to Doris and she told me didn't renew it this year...

Don't know what to do with this massive bin full of garden waste or the fact that I now can't trim the hedges because I can't dispose off the waste....
Can you burn when dry and compost the rest?
 

jassco

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Looking for some ideas here. We've got a wall to the patio, and I'm going to dig out the lawn where I've drawn the line. Looking for various shrubs to go in there that'll grow to around 5-6ft tall. The height to the top of the planters is 4ft, and want them to create a small screen.

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The area is almost completely in shade behind the wall and during the winter, but from Feb - November they will get lots of sun at the top.

Any thoughts on good shrubs to go in?
 

HMHB

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Lavender could grow to that height. I use it as a low hedge on my front garden.
 

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