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Latest posts by KT53

My moto is recycle my garden & pocket likes it

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 21:31

The only part of your plan that I can see a problem with is using the thick poles for a pergola.  Unless they are given time to dry out before cutting to size they will probably twist and distort in a short time.

grass cutting

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 15:19

"Wait until grass starts growing...", like Verdun, my grass hasn't stopped all through the winter.  It's too wet to cut at present but I'm certainly going to have to do successive cuts at different settings to get it back under control.

soil sieves

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:23

As others have said - without more detail it's impossible to say if it's something I would use or not.  Size and weight both come into the equation, along with price.  At present I use a conventional wire grid seive and it works well.  It would need to be something quite special to move me on from that.  I'm not saying never...

Incidentally, for somebody seeking feedback on a potential product, your first reply comes across as somewhere between abrupt and downright rude.

Garden Claw

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:18

As long as the soil isn't too heavy it works really well.  I inherited mine when my mother died.  I've used it to open up the soil in the spring after it's been compacted by the winter weather.  The technique takes a bit of getting used to but much easier than forking or using a spade.

Left handed tools

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:34

The world is definitely, and not surprisingly, designed for righties as they are in the majority.  I like to think we lefties have quality over quantity .

I use a computer mouse with my left hand but haven't reversed the button as many lefties do.  That may be down to working in IT support for many years and having to move between computers a lot.  It would have been a real nuisance to have to change the mouse back and forth.

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:30

Never used one but understand spare / replacement batteries can be very expensive.  Check the cost before you buy one.

Left handed tools

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:26

I've got left handed Felco secateurs and they are definitely easier to use.  Not come across any other left handed garden tools.

The comment about doors just seems odd.  From where I'm currently sitting I can see 4 doors, 2 hung on the right edge and 2 on the left.  How they are hung is dependent entirely on where they open into the room.

Garden Pond

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:22

From your description it seems that the lily is really too big for the pond.  2 options - take it out completely and replace with one which is smaller or remove it, cut out a couple of crowns and replant.  You may find you have to repeat the exercise every few years.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:19

If you've never been able to get water through the tap it certainly sounds as if it's a problem with the tap itself.  Little choice apart from emptying the water and removing the tap to check it out.  I suspect a bung in the tap or the outlet from the butt, where the tap connects, is still covered by plastic from manufacturer.  Whichever the cause I would be giving the person who put it together a slap for not checking it was working.

New Lawnmower

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 19:08

If you want a mower for commercial use you really will tend to get what you pay for.  I've had 2 Mountfield mowers and both had their problems.  I bit the bullet and paid out for a Honda last year and it's been money well spent.  Better cut, easier to start etc.

I'm not using it commercially, but I purchased it from a garden machinery specialist and they said they sell more Hondas than any other make to commercial users.

Discussions started by KT53

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 00:05

Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 11:25

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 18:43

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2015 at 12:00

Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 17:54

Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 20:10

Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 14:01

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 08:17

When gardens fight back

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 06:41

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

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
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