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Re: Gardening
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2014, 09:46:12 AM »
Anyone ever create raised beds for growing vegetables?

Thinking of doing this but do you just fill the beds with soil or do you have to add anything to it?

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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2014, 11:46:02 AM »
Strange time of year Gaffer? I'd have thought start that in March

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2014, 11:57:51 AM »
I assume you have to raise the beds and condition the soil first before you start growing?
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2014, 12:04:00 PM »
www.rhs.org.uk is a great resource for all questions.
Depends on size of raised beds. If really deep you can fill with scrap like rubble etc. as long as the top couple of feet are soil.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2014, 01:55:31 PM »
Great website thanks.
Have just ploughed and rotavated a piece of ground.
Was wondering was  there anything I can do this time of year regarding preparing raised beds for next year or indeed could I plant some vegetables at this time.

I know that this is the time of the year for planting fruit trees and I ll be doing that but would also like to be planting vegetables as well and was wondering how to go about preparing a raised bed.
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2018, 08:01:07 PM »
Such is my prowess at this kind of stuff I'm not sure if this comes under gardening or DIY...

I put some brick pavers down 4/5 years back, this year weeds and moss have started to show plus they could do with a clean. Mr Google has provided mostly contradictory answers. Do Powerhose/ or definitely don't powerhose, bleach, washing powder, specially made up solutions..

Any tips.. ta

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2018, 10:21:26 PM »
Powerhosing not a good thing in my book esp if pavers are just held with sand. Did it once years ago and never again.

Nowadays I just put down diluted hypochlorite 3:1 (deosan red label). Apply in the dry and rinse off a half day later for best results. I just use a watering can with reduced flow spout and I cover some size of an area at not that great an expense. I get a drum for around £18. If you were to cover the same area with weedol or an equivalent it would be £100’s

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2018, 10:25:03 PM »
Is urine any good for plants and grass?
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2018, 10:26:06 PM »
Only if your hose is long enough.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2018, 11:26:44 PM »
Keep your hose in till the heatwave’s over!!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2018, 07:50:45 AM »
Keep your hose in till the heatwave’s over!!

How do you know O'Neill has a hose?
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2018, 10:47:58 AM »
I don’t, could be a sprinkler!!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2018, 12:26:06 PM »
Anyone have recommendations for a decent/affordable gardener who would cut grass, roll and re-seed a lawn?

Lisburn/Belfast area

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2018, 12:43:26 PM »
Such is my prowess at this kind of stuff I'm not sure if this comes under gardening or DIY...

I put some brick pavers down 4/5 years back, this year weeds and moss have started to show plus they could do with a clean. Mr Google has provided mostly contradictory answers. Do Powerhose/ or definitely don't powerhose, bleach, washing powder, specially made up solutions..

Any tips.. ta

I got a 25 litre container of sodium hypochlorite from a builder's yard, fourteen quid. Try that.
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2018, 01:20:26 PM »
Anyone have recommendations for a decent/affordable gardener who would cut grass, roll and re-seed a lawn?

Lisburn/Belfast area

If you can afford all that then you can afford just to buy a new lawn and have it laid.
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