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Latest posts by KT53

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:08

I believe the developer (a) should not remove any topsoil from site and (b) should remove all construction rubble.  I would be speaking to them NOW to ensure that you aren't left with all their junk to remove.  You will already have paid for that as part of the build.

When I had a lawn laid last year it cost about £10 per square metre for turf and laying, so about £500 in your case.  If the cost is not prohibitive it's the best way to get a good finish.

Orchids

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:11

 Last year we just cut back the old flower stems and stood the plants under cover outside.  Gave them a good soaking from a spray head on the hose and otherwise ignored them.  They are full flower again.  I love plants that thrive on neglect

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:14

biofreak, I haven't actually seen the deposits being made, but if they are hedgehog dropping I wouldn't want to tackle the hedgehog which did it.

I have seen plenty of hedgehog stuff and this isn't like any I've seen them deposit in the past.

 

PS. Brumbull, I'm an animal lover too, but they do push their luck at times!

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:14

Thanks Brumbull.  I didn't think anybody could make me laugh in this thread

If I'm banned from burying them can I at least stick their tails up their ........??

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:09
Mark 1963 wrote (see)

I bought a Karcher last year, with the attachment for cleaning patio's that looks like a metal detector. Brilliant, The only thing I found was the amount of water left behind. I found myself sweeping the excess water off the patio down the drive. Also you get really filthy! You can look like a dirt bike rider afterwards.

You shouldn't get filthy when using the patio cleaner attachment.  The brushes around the outside block most of the water (on mine anyway).

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:23
Magical Meerkat wrote (see)

Does that stop them pooping outside?

I suppose if you turned the headphones though 90 degrees and applied superglue it might!

Without wishing to seem like an authority on animal output, yes I'm sure it's cat.  As for it being better than dog equivalent I definitely don't agree.  This stuff absolutely stinks!

Alan & Brumbull - it's the cats which are the problem not the owners.  If I did catch the owner doing the same thing I'd be tempted to bury them too  Wanting to isn't the same as doing it!

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:03

The stems are hanging on tight!  If I pull on them it actually starts to lift the compost.

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:03

Looked at our front lawn this weekend and there must be half a dozen cat 'calling cards' in the grass.

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:01

Karcher.  As others have said they are powerful and can damage timber if not used with care.  Most of them come with a device called a T racer (odd name) to clean paths and patios.  It has a revolving head contained within a cover with brushes around the edges.  Does a great job too.

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:57

I'm still waiting for the old flower stems to come away!  Will it do any harm to leave them right through winter?

Also, one pot has masses of what look like small red bulbs on the surface.  Are these lily bulblets and if so how should it treat them?

Discussions started by KT53

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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.... what a disappointment 
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I had to chuckle

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What to do with them. 
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If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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dendrobium nobile care

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Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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Laid in April 
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suggestions-for-dry-deep-shade

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