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Latest posts by KT53

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:50

I was thinking along the lines of gaffer tape, but I think that might be frowned on these days

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:48

Would a strimmer do an acceptable job instead of a mower?

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:32

I was at the Malvern Spring Show last week and overheard somebody saying that Malvern is the longest established show of its kind but only gets one half hour programme when Chelsea get a full week of coverage, why?  Good question.

I accept that there aren't the number of show gardens at Malvern, but the floral marquee improves every year.  Maybe a bit more work by the organising committee to pull in some of the exhibitors who only do Chelsea and things could change.

Then again, Malvern isn't in London!

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:27

What I have noticed recently among young drivers is that more often than not it is young women who are more aggressive behind the wheel.  Forcing their way past other vehicles, racing away from lights etc.  As I say, it really does seem only to have happened recently, ie the last few years.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:22

Plants and no celebrity waffle.  We'll almost certainly get the opposite.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:04

Thanks everybody.  Is it very invasive?  Should I rip them out now or can I leave them any dead head before any seed sets?  I have no idea where they have come from.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 18:51

I don't know if it will help with identification but the flowers close up completely when the sun goes off them.

Where to start?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 15:46

I would just cut back anything which is severely overgrown but generally just check the plants out over the first12 months to discover what you actually have.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:26

I'm not sure about that granma.  I've done a search on the plant you name and the stem looks very different.  I've added another image showing the stems in more detail.  Not great images but I took them with a camera phone and I'm used to a normal camera.



Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:05

We have a number of these appeared in our front garden this year.  We certainly haven't planted them.  The flower is similar to Osteospermum but carried on long stems with multiple branches.


Discussions started by KT53

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 00:05

Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 11:25

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 18:43

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2015 at 12:00

Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 17:54

Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 20:10

Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 14:01

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 08:17

When gardens fight back

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 06:41

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
Replies: 5    Views: 404
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15
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