Latest posts by KT53


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:18

There generally is a way to get images back as long as you don't record anything else after you have deleted it.  If you have a contract phone I would recommend speaking to the provider.  You can't be the first person to have done it.

Alternatively do a search on "recovering images on mobile phone" and there are lots of links from there.


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:17

There generally is a way to get images back as long as you don't record anything else after you have deleted it.  If you have a contract phone I would recommend speaking to the provider.  You can't be the first person to have done it.

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:15

Yes you would mow over it.  The current lawn edge needs to be pretty level to start with, and you'll need to cut a slot around the edge deep enough for the edging to drop into.  Many of them claim you can hammer it in, but that has never worked for me.

GW Subscription Issues

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:12
Sylvia Brown says:

My September issue has still not arrived

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 You need to contact the subscriptions department.  It may have gone astray in the post, or if courier delivered they simply haven't bothered to deliver it yet.  I had terrible problems when they changed to courier delivery with either non-delivery or it arriving up to 2 weeks late.  I contacted the subs people and they reverted to Royal Mail - no further problems.

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:34
Thejazz says:

There is a massive Wyvale near me at Bridgemere Cheshire. Its so big people come on coach trips from all over. I just find them very expensive in comparison to an independent I use. My wife and feel that it's all very 'instant gardening' and aimed at the day trippers. There are two others in Cheshire that I know off. One is excellent, the other, as said earlier has become a bit downtrodden. With small stock that's not in very good nick. However, we are very lucky in Cheshire and have quite a bit of choice. 

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 I'm guessing that's the one which used to be Bridgmere Garden World way back when.  If so, it had gone downhill badly long before Wyevale got involved with it.  We used to call in there on our way back from visiting friends near Manchester, and saw the decline over time.

Not attempting to justify stupid prices, and you're right that a number of Wyevale places seem more aimed at day trippers than gardeners.  I was actually at our local one today to use up my vouchers before the run out!  Could hardly move for wrinklies, and no chance to get a cuppa as millions of them were queueing in there too.

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:32
Rekusu says:

To All,

Thanks for the replies.  Risky to jump the fence and 'trim' when they are away since apart from anything else, trespass comes to mind!

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 Trespass would be the least of your worries.  Do what Verdun claims he did years ago and you would probably find yourself in court charged with criminal damage.  In one of the other posts you mentioned your neighbour agreeing to 1 metre.  You could always 'misunderstand' and take it down to 1 metre rather than taking 1 metre off.  "Whoops, I misunderstood"  Just joking but I can imagine it being tempting.

Better than Wyevale

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 12:56
Verdun says:

Nurseries.......the best online suppliers are specialist nurseries rather than garden centres......are far better than GC's unless a cuppa and a tea cake are also wanted 

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 Specialist suppliers are great if you know roughly what you want but would like to find different varieties for example.  For me at present physical nurseries or GC's are more practical.  We're in the process of redeveloping our garden, and by wandering the nurseries and GCs we can see what is actually in flower, or coming into flower, rather than just working from books.  It also gives the opportunity to spot plants we possibly hadn't even thought of although that can be a double edged,and expensive, sword

The cuppa and tea cake, or any other sort of cake, are obviously a welcome by product.

volume of topsoil

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 12:50

If you can purchase by volume rather than weight you have a much better idea of the quantity you will receive.  Possibly stating the obvious, but wet soil will weigh considerably more than dry(ish). 

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:56

If the one near us is anything to go by it won't deteriorate.  It was a good place when it was independent but if anything it is actually better now.  They certainly do stock quite a bit of non garden stuff, but there is no doubting that its predominant theme is gardening.

volume of topsoil

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:50

Multiply 5 x 4 x .2 (8 inches being 20 centimetres) comes to 4 cubic metres.

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