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Latest posts by KT53

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:27

Looks like a fabulous location.  The garden as it stands is probably best described as "having great potential" which translates as "a lot of hard work ahead".

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:13

I've cut mine back to almost ground level a number of times and it comes right back every year.

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 15:53

It would take 2 people to lift some of the terracotta pots empty.  Trying to move one when planted up would be nigh on impossible without a crane!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:21

fidgetbones, if you load the tiff version into whatever software you use for viewing / editing you should then be able to "Save as" and choose JPEG format.

dendrobium nobile care

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

We stood all out orchids under the car port, in the shade, all summer and just sprayed them every few days.  They have done very well, with nearly all of them developing new flower spikes.  Most are 'normal' phalaenopsis type.  They clearly thrived despite us

dendrobium nobile care

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:37

Thanks Dove....  That link gave me the information I need.  By pure chance I've been doing the right thing

Sickly Camellia

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:14

Get Boy George to come and have a look at it.  You could then have a Calmer Camellia.


Sorry, couldn't resist

dendrobium nobile care

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:12

I have one which has 3 large new stems.  Should I have cut the original stem back? If so is it safe to do so now?

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:55
LeadFarmer wrote (see)

Nice photos.

It woud be nice if posters could state which camera they used & settings/exif data etc with each photo.

I wouldn't worry too much about the camera used as great shots can be produced by the most modest of cameras. Settings information (Exif) is potentially more useful.

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:50

Welshonion, it is unfortunate that hedges have to be cut back but it tends only to be on the road side and sometimes the top so there will still be berries on the field side.  They do have to be cut at some stage and they can't be cut during the Spring & Summer months because of nesting birds.

Our council does leave the verges uncut as much as possible, but again there is a balance to be made between wildlife and being able to see when coming out of side roads!  There is one junction, not far from us, where the height of the wild flowers etc makes exiting a little perilous to say the least.

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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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 20:17


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