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Plant ID Threads

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:28

Why?  Surely plant ID's can be useful to more than just the original poster.

new Electric 800w Qualcast Rotavator

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:24

How long does it work for before cutting out?  How long before it will restart?  It could be overloading.  Nothing in the user manual??

Ideas for how I can fix my garden?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 11:21

Can you put trellis panels between yourself any your neighbour?  They will give a sense of privacy without cutting out all the light.

killing ivy

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 11:19
nutcutlet says:

Something else to think about. When you take ivy off a wall all those little aerial roots remain

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 Tell me about it!  Our house is roughcast rendered and I had to use a wire brush to try to remove all the aerial roots before the outside could be painted.  Even with my best efforts it's still possible to see the darn things through the paint.

Use Weedkiller Or Pull Weeds Out?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 11:16

You will often find that weedkillers seem to have no effect for quite some time and then the weeds go brown and die very suddenly.  My preference is to remove weeds manually, but where necessary I will gladly attack with Roundup or similar.


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 09:03

For me, watching it on telly is preferable to actually being there.  At home you can stop when you want to and not almost literally be carried along with the crowds.  We went to Chelsea many years ago and the crush was unbearable, as were the prices for food and drink!

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:30
aym280 says:

pp: I am watching it on iplayer and everything is pixellised. 

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 I watched on HD TV and it was fine.  I've watched GW and Beechgrove on iPlayer and it tends to be poor quality for the first 30 seconds or so but fine after that.  I also downloaded on episode and watched it later.  The quality of that was far poorer than the streamed version - now that doesn't make any sense.

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:26

I suspect that where you live will have a major impact on the value for money of membership.  I'm not aware of any RHS gardens in our area (Gloucestershire), and discounts for entry to shows is really minimal against the cost of membership.

It certainly wouldn't be good value for me.

Outdoor container ideas

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:22

Just try and replace the top 2 or 3 inches of compost and plant training plants into that.

Chelsea 2016: Modern Slavery Garden. WTF?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:20

I haven't seen the garden so can't comment on that.  Modern slavery is a very real problem.  When I worked for the DWP (Dept of Work and Pensions) we had a situation where a number of people with learning difficulties had been rescued from imprisonment and effectively forced labour.  Our involvement was in getting them signed up for benefits.  It isn't just a 3rd world thing.

What did seem ridiculous to me though was that the BBC coverage gave more emphasis to the fact that the designer was both female AND from an 'ethnic minority' than to the garden itself.  I really couldn't care less if the garden was designed by a man, woman or the person in the moon (non gender specific reference to keep the PC brigade happy).

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