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RE: Gardening

#106 by Deleted User , Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:23 pm

Chives,such a pretty herb in flower.

Dies back and up it comes again next year.

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RE: Gardening

#107 by Deleted User , Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:24 pm

I talk to the trees.....but they don't listen to me ..............


RE: Gardening

#108 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:26 pm

Thanks Den may give those a try.


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RE: Gardening

#109 by Deleted User , Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:59 pm

Lovely with cheese


RE: Gardening

#110 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:24 pm

I had a useful morning today re-did the edge of one of my ponds.
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RE: Gardening

#111 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:10 pm

SB, I can't see any difference.

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RE: Gardening

#112 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:19 pm

Damn I did the wrong garden.


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RE: Gardening

#113 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:20 pm

SB

I have to tell you putting gravel next to slabs is a really dangerous thing to do. Especially when you are advancing in years. One day later in your retirement you will be taking a little stroll down the garden to see the goldfish in the pond when you will slip on a little gravel that has spilt out on to the path. You will fly head over heels and land with your head in the pond. Before anybody can get to you it will be bye bye Sheldonboy.

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RE: Gardening

#114 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:26 pm

You can but hope (that path is for the wife to use)


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RE: Gardening

#115 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:52 pm

SB

All joking aside it is dangerous, if you were not able to cut the slabs to fit round the pond a couple of bags of ready mixed concrete would have been better.

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RE: Gardening

#116 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 pm

Good point Phil I agree, the gravel will be cemented down. I will always listen to good advice thanks.


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RE: Gardening

#117 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:22 pm

SB

Just go round to the local buider supply and get a bag of sharp sand and a half bag of cement mix it with the gravel. Lay it in the space and just tamp it flat there is no need to trowel it for a path unless you want to. When it is almost dry you can scribe it to look like your slabs.

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RE: Gardening

#118 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:12 am

Thanks Phil

I did think of a DIY advice slot in Odds and Sods. Maybe a Questions thread there is always someone around to provide answers.


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RE: Gardening

#119 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:23 am

SB, I was only joking, good idea about the DIY.
Phil, when I bought a house on the old Kings Norton golf course the drive to the garage was two rows of slabs and the space between was loose gravel, I got rid of it the first week I moved in and filled it with concrete.

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RE: Gardening

#120 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:16 am

I have never liked gravel drives for a couple of reasons, they are not a stable surface, they are noisy and gravel can migrate to grassed areas. Besides ruining your lawn mower it can also cause damage to person or property when thrown up by your mower.

As for mixing gravel with slabs, the problem is the gravel will roll on the hard flat surface of the slab if you walk on it. If caught unaware you will take a fall.

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