KT53


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I have lawn envy - please help

Posted: Yesterday at 18:12

Has that just been mowed?  If so it looks as if the grass was probably very long and the mower has been set low thereby scalping the lawn.  It should recover with time, but when mowing take it down a little at a time.  Set the mower at a level where it is just taking a small amount off at the first cut, then if still too long lower to the next setting.  A lawn which is mowed often, removing a little, will generally look better than one which is left to get too long and then cut hard.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:52
Obelixx says:

It only takes a second to cut off a plant tie and another to tease out the roots.   He should be doing it properly and explaining it properly because inexperienced gardeners will do as he did and then wonder why it fails to thrive.


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 I agree.  The producers may think that they've shown teasing out of roots a hundred times before but they need to remember that new gardeners will be coming to GW for the first time.  As Obelixx says, it only takes a few seconds to show what to do properly.  This time could easily be recovered by reducing the long shots of Monty walking down a path, or the dogs playing with a ball.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: Yesterday at 09:41
Doghouse Riley says:

KT53 says:

Doghouse Riley says:

You get problems on any board from time to time.


I  subscribe to a message board patronised by ex-BBC Points of View contributors and from a few other boards. Joining is by invitation only, whereas on most boards anyone can join.


There aren't many people on that board but I bet it comes as no surprise that although there is a named moderator. They've never had to do any moderating. Everyone is well behaved.


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 Isn't that a bit like the Groucho Marx quote "PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.


A club where membership is by invitation only is likely only to have like minded people in it.  Therefore there is little likelihood of discord.  If such a club needs moderating something has gone seriously wrong with the vetting process.


It also seems you may have hit the nail on the head by use of the term 'patronised' for its membership


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 Well there you go, "I think you've hit the nail on the head"  by your interpretation of my correct use of the word patronised. That's a wonderful example of the point I raised earlier about people "having unnecessary little digs" at other contributors. There's absolutely no need for it.


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 Sense of humour failure????  There does seem to be a tendency for some people to be able to give it out but not accept it when returned.  Ho hum.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: Yesterday at 08:24
Doghouse Riley says:

You get problems on any board from time to time.


I  subscribe to a message board patronised by ex-BBC Points of View contributors and from a few other boards. Joining is by invitation only, whereas on most boards anyone can join.


There aren't many people on that board but I bet it comes as no surprise that although there is a named moderator. They've never had to do any moderating. Everyone is well behaved.


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 Isn't that a bit like the Groucho Marx quote "PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.


A club where membership is by invitation only is likely only to have like minded people in it.  Therefore there is little likelihood of discord.  If such a club needs moderating something has gone seriously wrong with the vetting process.


It also seems you may have hit the nail on the head by use of the term 'patronised' for its membership

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:15

I have to agree that this weeks GW was thin on practical information.  I did find the section on lichen interesting though.  I though last weeks section on pruning grapes, a section which seems to appear in one form or another every year, was of little value to most people.  I think they exceeded even that this week with pleaching (sp?) limes!

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:58
MuddyFork says:

I believe that if someone closes/deletes their account all of their postings are also deleted.  It's how the site works.  I expect Nora will explain next week.


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 That would make sense, although still annoying.

Answering Machine Message.

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:20

That is brilliant.  Can you imagine what would happen if a school in this country tried to use it!!

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:17

I hadn't spotted the problem as I tend only to read the most recent parts of a thread.  Any links available as an example?


It's certainly annoying when somebody removes a post after there has been response to it.  Rude too in my opinion to do so after soembody has gone to the trouble to reply.  I'd like to see the same as many sites have, either time limit to editing or can't edit after a reply has been posted.

Petrol Lawnmower

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:14

My Honda refused to run at anything faster than tickover last year, and obviously then stalled when I tried to cut with it.  That was actually a carburettor fault and was changed under warranty.  I'm not expert but it does sound like a problem linked to the carburettor.  Unlikely to be a fuel flow from the tank problem if it primes OK.

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:10

The most likely reason a bee is likely to sting is because somebody flaps their hands and arms at it.  Generally speaking, if you leave wasps and bees alone they'll do the same to you.

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