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Latest posts by KT53

Did anyone see this?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:53

She does tend to be a bit OTT at times with her over-enthusiasm for gardening.  Seems a bit false when she does that.  However, I don't doubt her genuine love for gardening, or her knowledge.

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:48
nodlisab wrote (see)

Not showing on BBC2 schedule for sunday mornings.

Showing as 8:45 - 9:15 BBC2 in my region.

Inherited pond

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 11:42

In order to determine the level of any leak you need to stop filling the pond up until it gets to the point when the level stops dropping.  If you are having to top up regularly during the winter months it is definitely a leak.  Even in the summer you shouldn't have to top up too often except in very hot and dry periods.

Roughly what size is the pond?

Recommend Dutch Hoe

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:11

I've recently bought a hoe which has a sort of heart shaped head.  It is sharp on all edges and does a superb job.  It's only about 4" wide but I'm finding it much faster in use than any other hoe I've used.  No name on it  but purchased at our local garden centre.

Looks similar to this one


Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

KT53  Gwyneth's post is dated  Sept 2013 - I dare say the price may have gone up a little since then

Apologies. I hadn't realised how old the post was.


Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:42
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I've got a theory.

Every phone call to the BBC is logged and every month "they" have a meeting to discuss it. 

If we all called to complain every time GW is cancelled, do you think they'd get fed up and cancel something on bbc1 instead? 

I don't think there too much chance of GW being cancelled for sport on the Beeb any more.  They've pulled out of golf coverage and F1, gave up horse racing years ago.  That just leaves Wombledun, so maybe 2 programmes per year.

Love a bargain

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:37
Lyn wrote (see)

How will you fix that to the ground? 

I was about to ask the same question.  Unless there are long rods to push into the ground it will much less resistant to winds than a can structure.

Sharpening Lawnmower Blades

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:35

There are DIY kits available to do this but I have no idea how effective they are.  Search "cylinder mower sharpening".  I would certainly be inclined to check with local machinery maintenance places to get it done properly.  You shouldn't need to have it done every year.

Getting rid of ivy from a cherry tree

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 12:59
Verdun wrote (see)

Dead thick ivy is very easy to remove from a wall, fence etc. Give it 3 months for any sap to dry out.  

That is what I expected when I needed to remove ivy from a rendered wall.  However, the stuff I removed immediately came away clean.  The stuff higher up which I left to die left all the gripping 'roots' behind.  I had to go over the wall with a wire brush to remove them.


Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 11:00
punkdoc wrote (see)

I find it interesting how many people on here, actively spend the whole programme, looking for things to criticise.

If you don't like it [ him ], then don't watch it.


I agree.  Whenever JS appears I switch over and keep flicking back in the hope that he's gone.!!

Discussions started by KT53

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late again 
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Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 10:57

Apologies in advance...

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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 22:42

Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 13:13

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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Last Post: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 22:46

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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