Latest posts by KT53

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:00
Obelixx says:

I did make it clear that medical reasons were valid but having a paddy isn't.   I don't want to know the details as I don't do "celebrity" gossip but I do have the right to be irritated if he is just having a paddy.

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 It would be amusing to see a press release along the lines of "xxxxx has thrown all the toys out of the pram because a judge said nasty things about them". Unfortunately I can't see that happening.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:41

Interesting idea GD2.  There was some explanation of the construction of the raised bed on the Adam Frost piece a couple of weeks ago.  A bit more detail wouldn't have taken too much extra time.

It would be at least as relevant as the "GW does cookery" bits that are currently appearing.   Maybe I'm wrong, but I would assume that if somebody is growing food they would already know how to cook / prepare it.  If they haven't been growing it, knowing how to cook / prepare it isn't really much help.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:35

People are so quick to judge when they don't know any of the facts, let alone know all of them.  "Personal reasons" could mean anything from not liking being criticised to having a terminal illness, or anything in between.  If it is medical would all those currently being so critical like to share their full medical history with the rest of us?

Yes, it's disappointing when somebody drops out, but that has happened in many series without the world actually ending  I've always thought nobody else should leave on a week when that happens, in order to keep the number for the final.  Surely they could still have the vote and combine the votes over 2 weeks to get the next dance off victims.

New GW...??

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 15:20

The hour long programme does seem to be improving week on week.  I suppose it does take time to get the content right when the format is changed.


Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:06

I was advised to use Jeyes fluid.  Haven't had to do it for a while, but I assume it's still available.

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:04

Try to post a photo.  That may help identification.

New GW...??

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:06

If I want to plan what I'm doing in the garden, the weather forecast is invaluable.

New GW...??

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 21:32

Just finished watching tonight's programme (7th October) and have to say it's been my favourite so far.  I've been critical of the urban garden segments with Florence Headlam, but thought tonight's was a great improvement.  In the past I've felt it has been far too superficial, with no explanation of what's happening and pots miraculously planted without compost!  Tonight she showed the mix being used along with why she was doing things.

The only aspect I would question is planting up containers of that size before putting them into their final position.  Perfect way to get a bad back.  Apart from that slight quibble, very good.

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 14:57

For weeds in the pavement gaps you'd be better off getting a pre-mixed spray bottle of Roundup or similar.  You can then be certain that the weeds are being destroyed right down to the roots.

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 11:57

Sybille did say it was used on the driveway, but I agree about the other harm it may do.  Whilst none of the ingredients are harmful to people in small quantities, the same may not be true of garden beasties.

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