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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    How did you manage that - whats the secret?

    ive postponed due to extremes of the weather, hailstoning one minute and sun beaming the next!
    After I scarified I had a little cry, and once I had finally run out of tears, I ordered a big bag of topsoil, 12kg of seed and proceeded to level with top soil, aerated with a fork and loosened soil a little in the process, sowed and fertilised, thin layer of top soil over seed, rollered and watered every day for a week. Since then the rain, temp and sunshine has worked its magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    After I scarified I had a little cry, and once I had finally run out of tears, I ordered a big bag of topsoil, 12kg of seed and proceeded to level with top soil, aerated with a fork and loosened soil a little in the process, sowed and fertilised, thin layer of top soil over seed, rollered and watered every day for a week. Since then the rain, temp and sunshine has worked its magic.
    Any recommendations for fertiliser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    Any recommendations for fertiliser?
    I just used a regular weed and feed (Aftercut), once when I sowed and again today.

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    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but can any garden experts here recommend me some weed control fabric that actually works?

    Have a few decent sized graveled areas in my back garden with various types of supposed heavy duty fabric underneath, and the buggers still get through. Sick of having to weed these supposed low maintenance areas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enndriz View Post
    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but can any garden experts here recommend me some weed control fabric that actually works?

    Have a few decent sized graveled areas in my back garden with various types of supposed heavy duty fabric underneath, and the buggers still get through. Sick of having to weed these supposed low maintenance areas!
    I thought it was a case of seeds being blown in from above and then sprouting as opposed to actually growing through the membrane.

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    Show us your garden

    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    I thought it was a case of seeds being blown in from above and then sprouting as opposed to actually growing through the membrane.
    You could be right with the smaller stuff, they seem to be growing on it rather than through. but there are definitely some that Iíve pulled out that were coming through it.

    Just wondered if some particular brands/types are better than the generic stuff you get

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    My garden! is grass and some trees. Anything else that grows. I try to kill it to prevent more work on my part

    The little garden pit in front of the porch has a mini hedge and plastic flowers which are very easy upkeep and I don't need to kill them.

    DON

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    I wasnít happy where you could see the frame under the decking where it met the pond so I had a sheet of mirrored acrylic made up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    I wasnít happy where you could see the frame under the decking where it met the pond so I had a sheet of mirrored acrylic made up.

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    Brilliant, simply brilliant. Was it difficult to get it square, so that the angle of the water surface doesn't 'ascent' or 'descent' in the reflection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Brilliant, simply brilliant. Was it difficult to get it square, so that the angle of the water surface doesn't 'ascent' or 'descent' in the reflection?

    Menno
    Thankyou

    I attached the acrylic directly to the decking frame that was already square so it is level going into the water. The light weight of the 3mm acrylic and no risk of cracking also meant it was easy to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    I wasnít happy where you could see the frame under the decking where it met the pond so I had a sheet of mirrored acrylic made up.



    That looks superb. Great job.


    Sent using Tapatalk. Excuse the lack of apostrophes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    That looks superb. Great job.


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    Thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    I wasnít happy where you could see the frame under the decking where it met the pond so I had a sheet of mirrored acrylic made up.



    The fish now have a mirror to practice their trout pout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    The fish now have a mirror to practice their trout pout!
    The only problem now is every time I look I can see a troll under the decking

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    March up until today. There are still a few spots I have to sort out where there are still weeds and poor growth through moss but I think in another four weeks it will be sorted. Until next year
    March

    Scarifying

    Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    March up until today. There are still a few spots I have to sort out where there are still weeds and poor growth through moss but I think in another four weeks it will be sorted. Until next year
    March

    Scarifying

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    Great job, looking much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    March up until today. There are still a few spots I have to sort out where there are still weeds and poor growth through moss but I think in another four weeks it will be sorted. Until next year
    March

    Scarifying

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    Great job, looking much better!

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    Looks great Jaytip, well worth the effort

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    Very impressive, considering you have a dog!

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    Good job Jay :-)

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    Spectacular Jay!

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    Cheers guys. Itís worth the effort when you see the end result.

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    Great!!

    Please post a pic from the other side, like the first picture: the view will be extra nice with this green lawn!

    Menno

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    The local treeworker came round with a gigantic Valtra tractor + stub grinder for the removal (disappearance is a better word!) of 5 stubs. Done under 20 mins. From where I stood to take the pic: that was as close as I dared to approach...




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    Weíve been sorting a forgotten corner of the garden.

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    From 'forgotten corner' to 'focal point'! Looks tidy and cosy.

    Menno

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    My humble back garden and young son Neo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Great!!

    Please post a pic from the other side, like the first picture: the view will be extra nice with this green lawn!

    Menno
    Is this the view you mean?

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    Yes! How different this looks with the green grass and the green shrub on the left. Nice view!

    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    My humble back garden and young son Neo.
    Humble? But a complete world to discover for young Neo! Flowers, chicken coop, swing. That garden ticks all the boxes when you have a young child!

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    This is mine today after a few weeks of lawn care and a few hours trimming some bushes, re-applying barn paint to the home gym/pilates studio a few weeks ago and mowing and edging the lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post

    This is mine today after a few weeks of lawn care and a few hours trimming some bushes, re-applying barn paint to the home gym/pilates studio a few weeks ago and mowing and edging the lawn.
    Lovely. And itís always nice to have a garden that is not overlooked.

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