Gardening error
Started by Memnoch, 11th August 2017 17:28 in Pets, Wildlife & Gardens

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    When I moved in there was a sort of terrace thing in the back garden... a low wall bounding an area filled with gravel and a hideous crab apple tree plonked in the middle of it. I cut the tree down very soon after moving in and because I hated the gravel (coarse, grey granite) but couldn't be arsed to remove it I disguised it with grass. Obviously I can't mow it so I have to use a strimmer and I've got fed up with doing that so I decided to clear the whole thing out. I thought I'd just kill the grass with weedkiller then remove the gravel but what I didn't know was that under the gravel was a bloody great tarpaulin and the grass has managed to drill through it into the soil beneath. The tarp has, effectively, taken deep root and half a foot of earth comes with it when I try to pull it up, so I'm having to do it in little strips. My plan is to remove the wall, flatten the terrace down to the level of the lawn then grass it over properly, but what I want to know is... why the hell does anyone think a ton of grey stones in a garden is a good idea?
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    My other house has a lot of gravel in the back garden, not a clue why but I'm not shifting it. Maybe the person who put it there thought it would be low maintenance. There's a house around the corner from me which has their whole drive full of gravel and when it rains there are puddles of water everywhere presumably because their cars and walking have displaced it. Weeds grow up through it everywhere too and it spills out onto the pavement.

    Nearly as bad as my other pet hate, pebbledash.
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    Hate pebbledash, horizontal and vertical. My driveway is like that, concrete with little stones embedded in it. It's hideous and a bastard to clean - I haven't got one of those water jet things which I keep promising myself I will get, so I use Teepol and a yard broom. Sooner or later I'm going to break the whole thing up and do the herringbone brick thing.
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    Alice
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    is a Ferrari?
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    Memnoch
    is a Ferrari?
    Ha, ha no. It's just a little quasi terrace but it has a lovely aspect at the back looking out over a local beauty spot. Apart from the gravel, of course.
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    Alice
    My other house

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    BC's Biggest show-off of the year award on its way to you.
    Thank you, thank you... I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get where I am today. Most notably the Halifax, who provided my mortgage, and anyone else who has had income tax, national insurance or VAT from me.
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    Alice
    Thank you, thank you... I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get where I am today. Most notably the Halifax, who provided my mortgage, and anyone else who has had income tax, national insurance or VAT from me.
    Smugness is such fun, isn't it?
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    Memnoch
    Smugness is such fun, isn't it?
    Yes, but I don't know how long I can keep it up.
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