Latest posts by KT53

My neighbours must think I'm nuts!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:19

My next door neighbour always cuts his grass after dark.  We can only assume he thinks the grass won't see the mower coming and so can't get out of the way!

Anyone know these gloves?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:16

Interesting that none of their gloves are actually marketed as gardening gloves.  I haven't managed to find any which look like your photo's either.  Might we worth dropping the company an e-mail with the photo attached.  Never know they might even take pity on you and sent you a free pair.

Mares Tail

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 18:45

Marestail doesn't like competition so ground cover plants help to control it, but not eradicate it.  I would suggest trampling on the marestail to bruise it, assuming there aren't other plants there, and then spray with high concentration glyphosate.  Once it dies back try to get other stuff planted a.s.a.p.

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:43

You need the sort of neighbours my niece has.  She recently moved to South Wales and the fence there was falling down.  Definitely her responsibility and she got it sorted.  Her neighbour insisted on paying half because they get half the benefit!

Turf laid by gardener

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 09:03

There shouldn't be any gaps between newly laid turfs.  In this weather it will need to be watered almost every day or the turfs will shrink.  As the new turf if dark in colour it doesn't sound as if it has been stored for long as it would actually be pale and straggly if it had been.

Advice needed for Pointing a garden patio

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:55

Sorry to say I think you will have problems in the longer term with any pointing due to the voids you have described.  It would be worth looking up specialist paving suppliers in your area and asking for their advice.

Not much help now, but surely the guy who laid the slabs should have done the pointing too?

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:49

I don't care whether Charlie 8 stone or 28 stone, it's a total irrelevance to the programme.  However, I've only watched a couple of episodes and havent' been very impressed.  In one, Charlie totally ignored the brief of needing privacy in a garden which was overlooked from the road and footpath.  Her comment along the lines of "I've blown the budget on plants, they can sort the fence themselves later" is simply not acceptable.

What would you do? Help needed

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 08:45

It's difficult from a photo to get a real sense of size, and probably more importantly orientation.  Does the garden face north, east, south or west and roughly what size is it?

Are there children and/or pets to consider?

Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:03

I will listen to most stuff with the exception of rap and modern jazz. I like trad jazz in small quantity, but I honestly can't stand modern jazz.  To me it's just a racket but, as has been said previously, each to their own.

We were in a pub some years ago, not realising it was jazz night.  I thought the band was tuning up - badly, but when they stopped everybody started applauding.  Now that could have been appreciation of the fact that they had stopped, but they did start up again.  I simply couldn't make out any sort of tune in what they were playing.  Fortunately there was another pub close by so we moved on!

Gardener's World about to start now!

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:32
BobTheGardener says:

I thought it was the Davis cup this time.  Just checked and it's golf instead.  The tennis is on for most of the rest of the day though..

See original post

 And it's not even live coverage of the golf.  The BBC pulled out of coverage last year, despite having paid to cover it!

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