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    Lesley Jay is offline Early Fruiter
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    If you decide to make a pond don't site it next to the paths. Think about your neighbours Grandchildren falling in!!
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    Indeed!! Fortunately we had to fence in our plots so it wasn't a problem for us. I was surprised at how much wildlife it attracted- even dragonflies.

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    Ideal on a hot summers day as well, you could sit in it with a G&T
    Could the builders rubble be used for making paths or the base for your shed?

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    Default Thanks for your help and comments

    Dear Posters,

    Thanks for your advice;it is all very helpful.

    I have to be careful with the bath/pond idea. My site is next to a public footpath and there are no fences or barriers. I intend in time to create beds and plant lavender/santolina something similar to provide a small "fence" idea to stop people using the edge of my plot to "exercise" their dogs. I too have a small child of under 2, so I am very mindful of other youngsters.

    My other problem is that my site (on the other side) extends to the width of someone's back garden and I cannot have a shed or permanent structure without permission. I want to be a responsible and considerate neighbour to them and not block out their sunlight either, and the rubble is not in a sufficient quantity anyway.


    Thanks for the muck & covering ideas. I will do those & expose the site bit by bit as it is 215 m2! Looks like I have plenty of raking to get on with!

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    If it has not been worked for a long time make sure there is no perenial weeds such as couch gass or mares tail if you are going to use a rotavator or you will spread it all over your plot.
    Buy seed potato's and chit them in a spare room ready for planting out.
    Check out the magazine for seed schemes to reduce your costs.

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    Don't mention potato chitting or you'll start another debate Reg

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    I used a mattock when I was in africa (they come in a number of sizes) they are the dogs danglies! I have never seen them over here but will be looking out for one now.

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    here you go Pip

    http://www.get-digging.co.uk/

    Your search is over

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