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Latest posts by KT53

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?

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:20
Patsy F wrote (see)

I agree.  The first thing I do when the magazine arrives is to tip it over so all the unwanted leaflets fall out.  They are then put straight into the paper recycling bin.



Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:32
landgirl100 wrote (see)

I do prefer peat-based but it gives me a guilty conscience!

Not sure what's happened here but the bit above is the quote - the bit below my comment

I will use whatever gives me the best results, and there are a number of factors which come into that equation. To date I haven't found anything which matches peat based compost.


Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:28

I'm also interested to hear experiences with Smartedge.  I have approximately 50 metres to edge.

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:20

I had a number of bags of Verve multi purpose last year and they were perfectly OK.

I bought some bags of Homebase multi purpose to put bulbs in pots into and it looks more like the output of a garden shredder!  Big lumps, long stringy stuff etc.  I won't buy it again in a hurry.

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:02
* Red Dahlia * wrote (see)

Worry with plastic it may be brittle or fade! Correct me if I'm wrong!!! 

It may do over time but I've had some edging my front garden for a few years and it's OK still at present.

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:51

There is a plastic version similar to that shown in the photo.  It's much cheaper and has the potential advantage that it won't bend mower blades

Discussions started by KT53

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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