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My Hebe is looking straggly and in need of a big prune, is it ok to cut back hard?

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My Hebe is looking straggly and in need of a big prune, is it ok to cut back hard?

  • Posted: Sat. 25th March 2017 09:18

Re: Re: Totem pole cypress trees

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Thanks Kathy really appreciate your advice

  • Posted: Wed. 20th May 2015 20:13

What are the main things I need in my greenhouse to propagate seeds?

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Hi all, I am pretty new to gardening, I love trying to grow plants from seeds put must admit I am incredibly hit and miss. I believe this might in part be due to using regular compost instead of things such as cutting compost, vermiculite, perlite, sand etc. As you can probably tell I am a bit clueless - which of these things (or others) would you say I should make sure I have in my greenhouse? Thanks all

  • Posted: Tue. 19th May 2015 19:12
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Totem pole cypress trees

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We were thinking of having a couple of these in pots - would this work?

  • Posted: Mon. 18th May 2015 18:43
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Re: Autumn scent climber to disguise smell of chickens and rabbits!

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Thank you all for your replies, the rabbit and chickens live in close proximity but the rabbit has its own area.
I think its basically time for me to get in and give the place a major makeover! I clean the basics regularly but I'll get in there and give the whole run a good digging and I'll look to get the vanodine and clean it all up.
Thanks for the advice regarding the scented climbers etc as well, I'll look to perhaps mix climbers and poted plants just to help keep a sweet smell as opposed to the general poultry / rabbit / compost smell it tends to have in that part of the garden.
On a side note I was thinking of growing some hops, I know that they won't blossom as such at this time of the year, but does anyone know if they are harmful to chickens if they manage to nibble a few?

  • Posted: Thu. 24th November 2011 10:24

Autumn scent climber to disguise smell of chickens and rabbits!

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Hello all,
I was hoping someone may be able to help recommend an Autumn fragrant climbing type plant to go over/around our chicken and rabbit run. At this time of year with the amount of rain coming down it becomes a bit of a bog in some areas of the run and can be a bit smelly.
Most of the plants I have looked at seem to be summer smelling.
Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
Chris

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd November 2011 17:34
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Advice on buying a greenhouse!

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Hello all, I have decided that I really want to buy a greenhouse to fill a small area of my garden and to begin propagating seeds etc.
I have seen 2 on ebay at about the same price (£250 - my limit!) and was wondering if you would give me advice, the space I have is 130cm x 250cm (4ft x 8ft approx).

Glass and Aluminum Greenhouse

This is a halls aluminium one with base and horticultural glass. Whereas this one:

Timber Greenhouse

is by gardenbuildingsdirect and is timber based with polycarbonate glaze.
I prefer timber greenhouses but it will be situated on soil and not concrete (I don't believe this will be that much of an issue - do you?).

Or does anyone know of a better deal anywhere else?

Thanks you all.

  • Posted: Sun. 7th February 2010 13:39
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Buying a greenhouse!

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Hi all, I am new to both gardening and 'shoot'! I want to put a greenhouse in my garden, I think a 6' x 4' would be best for the plot I am thinking of, does anyone know when the cheapest time to buy one is, and who to buy it from?!
Thank all.

  • Posted: Sat. 14th November 2009 19:29
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Play bark

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Hi all, I'm a newbie to this site (and to gardening!!), I have made strides into redesigning my garden, and at the moment I am looking into covering a patio area at the bottom of my suburban garden with play bark, this is in order to make it more child-friendly for my toddler daughter who has a climbing frame and slide etc situated down there. I believe I will need about 4-5 cubic metres of play bark which is obviously going to cost me a fair sum, can anyone give me any recommendations as to a good supplier (at a very good price!), the best I have managed to find online so far is just under £90 a cubic metre.
Thanks all.
ps I am based in Hereford

  • Posted: Sat. 14th November 2009 15:18
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