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Latest posts by KT53

Who Stole my ID?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:55

I'd threaten to sue unless I got half the fee gardeninggenes   On the other hand, you have got your name in print without any effort.

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:59

Thanks for the link Dove.  I was going to ask when I should chop the old flowers off my hydrangeas but that link tells me


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 16:57

It was bad here (Gloucester) last night too.  Strongest winds we've experienced and we seem to have come through unscathed.  Our neighbour has lost some ridge tiles and another one possibly some chimney pot but I'm not sure if they had been removed previously.

The ironic thing with the ridge tiles is that my neighbour had his all redone a few years ago - obviously not done well!

Unwanted visitor

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 17:34

Goldstar says "garden loos like a building site".  An unfortunate typo to say the least


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:17

It's generally referred to as Marestail in my kneck of the wood.

cat problems

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:27

I don't know why but this brought back to mind a friend who years ago turned up one evening wearing a badge with "Gay whales against the bomb" written on it.  He thought it covered all the bases at the time.  The time being the late 70's so long, long before the days of political correctness.

cat problems

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:11

I think the topic of "Cats in garden" needs to be added to politics and religion as no-go areas for reasoned discussion.  You get people from both extremes of opinion ('Cat people' to 'Pass me the shotgun') metaphorically speaking of course, and neither prepared to accept that an opposing opinion can have any validity.

stones being moved.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:06

Most likely culprit is blackbirds.  They can chuck pretty large stones out of the way when they're searching for lunch.

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:47

The only 'front opening' ones I can find are those with a door at the bottom, not 2 opening sideways.  Unless the bin is extremely rigid I could foresee problems getting the doors to close back up properly if the bin was full.  The pressure on the side would be trying to push them out.


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:13

From Brumbull's post it would seem that they can't even use the creosote any more even if it was purchases a couple of years ago.  I certainly wouldn't go so far as to say the neighbour is being inconsiderate.  They've probably used creosote for years and just consider the smell as part of the process.

The law changes and people simply don't know of the changes.  It's nothing to do with not caring or not considering other people.

Discussions started by KT53

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? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 12:40

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

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

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 11:18

Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 23:58

Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2013 at 14:05


Laid in April 
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