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Welcome to Home & Garden. For help with those little jobs around the home try our DIYsection. If you have green fingers why not help out those in need in Gardening?, or ask your own garden design and landscaping questions?

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AB Editor
Hi all, here is your gardening sticky for April - hopefully we are starting to see the last of the bad weather, finally! Here is the thread from March:...
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langara
Has anyone any idea what can be planted in a border that floods about twice a year, tried lavender last year but this year seems to have no new growth, so it may have drowned. Thanks gardeners
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awadtaslim
Can anyone suggest a good idea of room decoration using flowers?...
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homestead
Can anyone tell me where I can take my shredded paper as I have several large bagfuls? As the councils refuse to have it I'm loath to put in landfill....
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rosyposy
It is 'Forest Flame' (well it was, now it is more like 'back of the chimney') it was quite black last year but now it is horrendous, although it is now sending out new red shoots so it has not given...
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DarceyK123
I have a Belling double gas oven, Was working fine but today the big oven won't stay lit when I let the button go. The other small oven is fine. Any ideas?...
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foxyferret
Hi, I am refurbishing a step stool, got the paint for the metal but would like to paint the treads which are rubber. Obviously this needs to be safe and non slip, any ideas of the best paint for this...
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Biccylova
I had an extension put on the back of my bungalow five years ago, (it came under permitted planing) can I now add another one of the same size on to it, or can you only do it once?
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Chipchopper
I've been growing honesty plans (they don;t need much help) and this year, they have nearly all come up white, instead of the usually predominately purple colours. I just wondered if anyone else, has...
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mallyh
what's a good way to clean a concrete patio .I will have to do it as hubby isn't well so I need an easy fix any ideas please x
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Dinger2
A few years back our local housing association decided to re-roof and insulate our loft. They did a good job on our 50 odd year old house.A year ago we decide to get a small firm to board the loft and...
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jennyjoan
My front windows of the house which are Georgian and very big ie like shop windows - are now having condensation between the double glazing. Is there anything I can do before I have to replace the...
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lindylou16
Hello. I am in the process of making a small softfruit garden (5 bushes,currants and the like.) They are now in tubs coming into leaf. What i propose oto do is 1. Dig the plot. 2 make 5 large holes...
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mandimoo
it has left a right mess in the loft space, rubble / dust / bits of wood.... and thats just what i could see resting on the inner of the loft hatch when i opened it a crack to peep in! what would...
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Malachite
Does anyone know the name of this foam that packaging people use? Description: it is usually at least two inches thick, very firm and looks a bit like compressed vomit! Lots of multicoloured bits...
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Richards36
how many houses in ancaster street goldenhill
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wrayperson
We need to extend height of fence...can find extenders for concrete posts, but none for wooden posts..are there any ways of doing this?
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playersdigger
I have decided to have one fitted. Ofgem wants everyone to have one in by 2020 and it will save annoying estimated bills. I just wonder if anyone else has had one fitted and can fill me in how exactly...
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Barmaid
I've just started exploring the new garden. Two plants I can't identify. The first is http://upl.co/upload/g3Io1Vs3F It looks very peony like to me but has no foliage and is v close to the ground. The...
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kvalidir
Hi, Has anyone here done a haybale garden in the UK please? We're going to give it a bash this year and have watched endless Youtube videos on straw and haybale gardens ( we hate digging) but they...
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LittleSquidge
My dog is having issues doing wees in the garden (or not doing wees in the garden) as there’s no grass! Could I grow grass in a short “grass wooden flower bed”? I really would prefer to keep the...

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