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What tree to plant on contaminated bonfire pit

In a marginal corner of the garden, the previous tenant had questionable bonfires, which left a very deep layer of ashes, glass, metal, plastic and ceramic bits. I have cleaned most of the coarsest ...
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What is a safe mix of diesel and petrol/gasoline to start a burn?

Today I tried mixing gas and diesel to pour over some garden waste that was damp. Even after several dilutions with more diesel, every test I did led to a classic petrol 'whumph' with a huge gout of ...
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What is effective AND reasonably safe for getting a controlled burn going?

I have some brush to clear but the weather is against me... even with dry weather it doesn't dry out enough to burn. What is commonly used in such cases? I know some people use petrol (gas) but I ...
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What's the most efficient method for burning cuttings?

We have chopped down a long willow hedge on our allotment and thus have lots of wood / woody stems to burn. There is a strong prevailing wind, and I'm wondering what is the most efficient way to build ...
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Should I be burning evergreen trimmings?

I live in bucolic neighbourhood outside of town. Around here, when we trim evergreens we make a fire and burn them. It gives off a lot of smoke. Is this the best approach to deal with these? ...
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How to safely control a fire after clearing woods

I have an empty lot with a tree line that is going to be too close to the home I intend to build on it. I hired a landscape contractor to clear the woods back about 40ft on the property but to avoid ...
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Is it okay to have bonfires on my dormant garden bed?

Is it ok to have bonfires on my garden bed when I'm not growing anything? Should I do anything special with the aftermath or just rake it into the soil?
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How can I burn dead tree leaves and grass during wind?

It's a VERY VERY bad idea to burn the leftover grass and leaves during a windy day; however, do you know of any tricks that might solve this problem? I tried using a small metal bucket except that it'...