Latest posts by KT53

Drip irrigation problem

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 11:38

I wouldn't expect a gravity fed irrigation system to be able to feed many outlets, and it's difficult to see how many you are trying to feed on your system.  Because the pressure will be greater the lower the outlet, those will be the ones which I would expect to get most water.

Water will flow through the system by gravity, but each outlet is designed to restrict how much passes through, and even tiny differences in manufacture will make a difference.

The system I use runs off an outside tap and there is a difference in flow on adjoining outlets.  It's really a case of trial and error.

Qualcast Handheld Trimmer Mystery

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 14:36

Isn't there a label on the trimmer stating what charger should be used.  Most will have the voltage etc on there somewhere.  Multi power chargers are available, with a variety of ends too.

Which pressure washer to buy for professional use?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 14:34

I don't think you'll go far wrong with Karcher.  I've used them for years and have always been happy with them.  For professional use, the more powerful the better, but bear in mind that more pressure also increases the risk of damage to the pointing between slabs, and will blast out more of the sand if used on block paving.  If you're cleaning I presume you'll also be responsible for repairing any damage.


Posted: 07/04/2017 at 14:26

It depends where you live.  Mine has only shown signs of life in the past couple of weeks.

Where is Aym

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 11:58
WonkyWomble says:

Mike, think its probably best for the moderators who know the facts to inform rather than speculation. 

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 I think discussion between a member/ex-member and the moderators should remain private.  Even if the mods did say she'd asked for her profile to be deleted it wouldn't stop speculation about the reasons.

Where is Aym

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 17:19

She presumably requested that her profile be deleted.  Simply not being active wouldn't remove all her posts.  No idea why, but that's her prerogative.

Good Book

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 12:24

A book covering all aspects will by it's nature be less in-depth than those which specialise in one or two areas.  A 'generalist' book such as those mentioned is certainly a good starting point.

I have lawn envy - please help

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 18:12

Has that just been mowed?  If so it looks as if the grass was probably very long and the mower has been set low thereby scalping the lawn.  It should recover with time, but when mowing take it down a little at a time.  Set the mower at a level where it is just taking a small amount off at the first cut, then if still too long lower to the next setting.  A lawn which is mowed often, removing a little, will generally look better than one which is left to get too long and then cut hard.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 11:52
Obelixx says:

It only takes a second to cut off a plant tie and another to tease out the roots.   He should be doing it properly and explaining it properly because inexperienced gardeners will do as he did and then wonder why it fails to thrive.

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 I agree.  The producers may think that they've shown teasing out of roots a hundred times before but they need to remember that new gardeners will be coming to GW for the first time.  As Obelixx says, it only takes a few seconds to show what to do properly.  This time could easily be recovered by reducing the long shots of Monty walking down a path, or the dogs playing with a ball.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 09:41
Doghouse Riley says:

KT53 says:

Doghouse Riley says:

You get problems on any board from time to time.

I  subscribe to a message board patronised by ex-BBC Points of View contributors and from a few other boards. Joining is by invitation only, whereas on most boards anyone can join.

There aren't many people on that board but I bet it comes as no surprise that although there is a named moderator. They've never had to do any moderating. Everyone is well behaved.

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A club where membership is by invitation only is likely only to have like minded people in it.  Therefore there is little likelihood of discord.  If such a club needs moderating something has gone seriously wrong with the vetting process.

It also seems you may have hit the nail on the head by use of the term 'patronised' for its membership

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 Well there you go, "I think you've hit the nail on the head"  by your interpretation of my correct use of the word patronised. That's a wonderful example of the point I raised earlier about people "having unnecessary little digs" at other contributors. There's absolutely no need for it.

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 Sense of humour failure????  There does seem to be a tendency for some people to be able to give it out but not accept it when returned.  Ho hum.

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