Latest posts by KT53

Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:05
aym280 says:

KT53: Do go to DIY chains. To buy reduced stuff in GC is like buying reduced stuff in Harrods. I can appreciate why prices at GC are higher.See original post

 It depends on which GC you go to.  I've got plants at 80% reductions and the original prices were no higher than Homebase or B&Q.  Plus the plants are still being looked after, they just want to move them out rather than bin them.

Pergola placing dilemma

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:00

I've recently purchased an arbour and have been trying to decide exactly where to locate it.  I know the basic placement, but getting the actual direction its facing correct is important.  I've placed a bench in the rough position and have moved it around until I'm happy with the final decision.

If you don't have a spare bench, something like a garden chair would do the job, just to get a proper sense of everything from a seated position.

Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 09:03

I have bought a number of plants from our local garden centre.  They have an area they move plants to once they are past their best i.e. finished flowering, some great bargains to be had there, although nothing to quite match the reductions you've got.

Pergola placing dilemma

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 09:00

Assuming the sides and back are open trellis it shouldn't be a problem.  Keep any climbing plants under control and it should only create dappled shade at the seating area.  If you can have the seat facing south-ish that will also help minimise shade on the seat.

Planning rules for a tall play house?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:57

I have to admit that I wouldn't be too happy about having a structure like that built 10 metres from my house.  The OP might think it's 'well away' from the neighbours house, but for me it would be far too close.  The OP definitely needs to check with the local council before putting it up.

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:06

anniegel.  If you still have the receipt, or proof of purchase, you should return it even if it's outside the warranty period.  The hose is quite obviously not fit for purpose if it burst after such a short time.

What have you decided NOT to grow this year?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 12:13

Marestail, but do you think it will take the hint?


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 12:11
Liriodendron says:
I've been really surprised by Toby Buckland, who made little impression on me when he took over Gardener's World.  His descriptions of the gardens have been thoughtful, relevant, and at times quite poetic...See original post

 I hadn't come across Toby Buckland before, but I thought he was good.  Informative, but never gushing, in everything I saw him do.

Interesting Xs

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 12:07

There is an edit button but it disappears once a reply has been posted.

Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 12:01
GWRS says:

Hello all , I have only watched the evening proggrames and enjoyed them 

I voted for the Peoples Chioce garden - Yorkshire Garden - good choice , amazed it didn't get gold ?

See original post

 I thought the guy who designed that garden was very careful with his words when talking about getting the Peoples Choice award.  He certainly seemed to suggest that the general population was more in touch with what he was doing than the Chelsea judges were.

I tend to agree with him.  I still can't understand how the block of stone with a garden hidden inside won anything!  Then again, I dont see pickled sheep or unmade beds as art either.  To me, if the meaning of something has to be explained in great detail, it's the 'something' which is missing the point rather than those viewing it!

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