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Latest posts by KT53

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 18:07

Before the change I could see what activity had been on all parts of the forum without having to scroll up and down.  Once in a forum I could then see all topics with new content immediately.  What a mess.

Who thought this was an improvement???????

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 18:04

Hideous doesn't come near to my opinion.  It wasn't broke so please give us the old version back.

Shed colours

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:18
Hostafan1 wrote (see)


I quote verbatim

" take no notice of the bleedin' website. Just get it on"


Thank you so much for the opinion of a pro  I shall do as advised.

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:18

Thanks Hostafan. Looking on the Sadolin site, they state that the clear preservatives must be coated with stain or paint which does defeat the object somewhat 

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:59

I know of the Shades range, but I just want something to preserve the timber without changing the colour.  Yacht varnish would do the job but I don't want a shiny shed or to need to do it every year.

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:41

We like the colour our shed has faded to, but there doesn't seem to be a clear preservative available.  Any I've found online are intended as an undercoat before painting.  If anyone knows of the equivalent of clear Cuprinol or similar, I'd love to hear about it. 

Magazine titles

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:23

Quick search on 'Allotment magazine' brought up loads.

Slug explosion

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:19

When I saw the thread title I had a pretty disgusting image go through my mind.  I would however happily stay out of the garden for a few days if it really did happen.


Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:15

Paving laid these days is supposed to be permeable so runoff will be reduced, although not altogether eliminated.  I agree with Phillipa that it would be a slippery slope if there were add-ons to Council Tax for x, y or z.  How about extra for those with too many kids?  They create extra rubbish, extra strain on local resources, extra pollution getting them to school.....

The recently suggested change to the law to prevent vehicles being parked partly on pavements will only make the problems with parking, and therefore the need to park on house frontages worse.  I'm not saying parking on pavements can't cause problems, but in the area I live, many footpaths are 8' and more wide.  A car using 3' of that doesn't obstruct pedestrian progress and does leave more road accessible to moving traffic.

Fed up

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 13:24

Complaining about how a rose garden looks in April says more about their knowledge than your ability.  What are they expecting?  Full bloom everywhere?  My garden is just about coming back to life and certainly isn't looking good, let alone at its best, currently.

Discussions started by KT53

Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 17:37

Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:03

Identification please.

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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 18:31

Alpines in raised bed

would this work? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:37

Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 15:38

British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 18:21

Subscription copy

late again 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:33

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 10:57

Apologies in advance...

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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 22:42
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