Does anyone know anything about gardening?

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  • As I have said earlier, I normally cut an L shape in the post to exactly fit the frame, then screw it together so the frame sits directly on the post. However, sometimes I have to screw to the outside of a post in places, I haven't had one fail with 4x 6mm stainless screws in 20 years. I have only had one decking come down and that was because 45 tons of next doors' garden subsided straight through it!

  • I have only had one decking come down and that was because 45 tons of next doors' garden subsided straight through it!

    Fail to plan, plan to fail...

    (Kidding, obvs)

  • Planning to start hardening them off from Friday when temps increase then plant out next weekend

  • Thanks.

    I've optimistically tried to harden a few off as well as one of my Fat Babies and they don't look happy about it.

    Do you usually do a couple of hours increasing daily or just a full blast in the daytime, then back inside for bed?

  • Full blast then back inside for bed

  • did someone suggest planting pyracanthus for security purposes on fence boundary?

    I reckon that's what i'll be doing across the back of my garden. the thorns on those plants are epic, also berries for the birds, maybe even some future bird nesting sites too. I just need to get several lines of training wire across the back, six plants x 5 metre coverage = £48 from B&Q would be sufficient. I won't look forward to trimming this once established, those thorns can pierce the toughest gloves.


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  • if I was to forego the bamboo in my planting scheme, what are other fast growing nice looking bushy hedges ? I like the look of photinia red robin

  • what are other fast growing nice looking bushy hedges ?

    cannabis?

  • photinia red robin

    That is a stunning shrub, especially the young leaves providing a beautiful red contrast before maturing to evergreen. not sure you can smoke it though @tinakino, lol

  • photinia red robin

    Based on my anecdata, which has a single data point, they're not exactly fast growing.

  • we have a nice marbled pink photinia if you fancy something slightly different?

    https://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/­photinia-fraseri-pink-marble-10L-pot.htm­l

  • Not strictly gardening, but....

    Who does garden furniture covers that aren't total shite like 99% of those sold online seem to be?

  • elaeagnus
    euonymus
    choisya
    berberis

    all worth considering

  • Mare's tail

    I think from a bit of Googling that’s a different Mare’s Tail (Horsetail), a non-aquatic plant.

  • The aquatic variety is also invasive if not controlled.

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