Latest posts by KT53

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 18:18
plant pauper says:

Haha! I can't remember who was first to call them Alcoholic Mollies but it's stuck with me. 

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 At least that name is intentional.   I was out with my mum once when she asked the lady in the garden centre if she had cistitis instead of cytisus.

Leveling garden to Turf

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 15:32

There's a hand roller at the left hand side of the photo so I assume that is what was used.  Even so, I would be inclined to rake the area over to break up the surface to allow roots to penetrate more easily.

Best Free Garden Design App

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 15:29

I did try the free version a few years ago and didn't think much of it.  It may have improved since then.  As it's a freebie why not try and see how you get on.  Part of the problem for me was our long narrow garden which wouldn't scale up to anything useful on size.

Bulbs (again)

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 08:54

Sorry, not answering the question but coming up with one for you.  Many of the pots seem to have perennial plants in them so what are you planning to do with them if you reuse the pots for bulbs?


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 21:01

Mine has also gone nuts with growth this year.  Most willows will recover from pretty hard pruning and that's what I'm going to have to try this year as it has at least doubled in size.


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 20:58
Hostafan1 says:

" I love green . It helps centre you in the world and find your place in the universe"  

Affected , pretentious nonsense.

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 We don't always agree, but you're spot on with that


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 18:19

Of the experts I do like Carol Klein, although her over-exuberance can get a bit wearing at times.  Chris Beardshaw, with his laid back but informative approach is great too.  Monty I can take or leave, but have nothing against him.  All the regular Beechgrove team.


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 17:53

I think the people on GW are predominantly knowledgeable but some of them do come across with the attitude of "This is the way I do it, and that's the only way to do it".  I prefer the people on the Beechgrove Garden, died in the wool gardeners who are happy to admit they are still learning.

wasps in the attic

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 18:47
Doghouse Riley says:

I'm pretty sure the local council used just ordinary "puffer"  ant powder to get rid of wasps. We had them in to clear one under the soffit of our kitchen roof a few years ago. They charged us £35 and were only there a few minutes. If it happens again I'll do it myself.

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 It was something much stronger than ant powder they were going to use when we called them out.  They took one look at our garden pond which must have been at least 30 feet away and refused to do it because their stuff was so toxic to pond life.

Oh not the aster too....

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 18:29

No consolation, but it's not limited to plants.  I used to keep tropical fish many years ago and loads of them were renamed too.

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