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Latest posts by KT53

Sports personality

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 22:33

I certainly won't claim that Andy Murray has the greatest of personalities and his voice is definitely monotone, but he's the best tennis player we've had for many decades.  He wants to win and isn't content with being 3rd or 4th best as some others seem to have been (I won't mention Tim Henman by name).

It should  be called Sports Person of the year, not Sports Personality.  Remember Nigel Mansell winning?  Now we really was seriously lacking in charisma, personality, vocal range etc but he was one heck of a driver.

christmas parcel

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 22:28

Got stung by Royal Mail this year.  The missus bought an item for an elderly relative and it cost nearly twice the cost of the item to send the **** thing.

christmas cactus wont flower

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 22:25

We over watered ours and it dropped all the flowers and buds.  Devastated because it was absolutely smothered in both.  We'd put it outside during the summer months and just let it get on with it.  When I brought it back in I was worried about it drying out and obviously over did it.  We've bought another one but hopefully the original will recover for next year.

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:39

Felco left handed secateurs!


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 15:05

A pond will only become foul smelling because plant or animal material is decomposing in it.  Adding a pump at this stage will probably not solve the problem.

I would be inclined to drain it completely, give it a thorough clean and start again.  A well balanced pond shouldn't need any additional aeration, but the reality is that most of us over stock the pond with fish, I know I did, so some assistance may be needed in hot weather.

Christmas trees...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 09:07

We had real for the first couple of years but got fed up of the mess.  We paid a lot of money for an artificial one which looks very realistic and have been using it for about 20 years.  Money well spent even if it does seem to be heavier each time I have to get it out of the attic!

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 17:18

I've been working in the 'Public Sector' for about 5 years after being the 'Private Sector' or real world for all of my working life prior to that.  Everything anybody has ever said to you about the way the public sector works was wrong - it is far, far worse than anybody who hasn't worked there could possibly imagine.

The great positive is that I only have a couple of years to go until retirement!

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 21:29

I thought programmes were only available on the Iplayer for 7 days anyway.

Jet Washers

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 14:02

Drives will certainly be strong enough to withstand a jetwash but take care with block paving as the jet wash can blast the sand out from the joints.


Jet Washers

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:53

Another satisfied Karcher owner here.  The drive / patio attachment is called the T racer - no idea why, but it certainly works.

Discussions started by KT53

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

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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