Latest posts by KT53

Cleaning glass

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 13:01

You may already have discovered this, but don't press too hard on the panes.  They are generally thinner than house window glass and may also be brittle from age.

Pond Leak

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 10:31

There's no sealant that I'm aware of that can be used on a pond in a way similar to sealing a bath.  The first problem is that most sealants require a clean dry surface to bond to, and you won't have that with a leaking pond. Secondly, there is likely to be so much crud under the stones that there won't be a solid surface to bond to anyway.

Holiday worries

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 17:39

The only suggestion I can come up with is to use gravel trays partly filled with water and stand the plants in there.  Shade the greenhouse as much as possible and leave door and vents open.  Cross your fingers beyond that.

Paving over grass

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:40

We have no idea why the OP wants/needs to pave over the garden, and it's their garden anyway.

slug pellets

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:35

I've tried putting signs up asking slugs and snails to leave my hostas alone but they ignored it.  I have now started to write the warning on little blue pellets and it seems to do the job.

Should I panic??

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:32

Just keep pulling out what you see.  There's unfortunately little to be gained by trying to dig it out, as all that does is break it into smaller pieces, each of which can regrow independently.

Paving over grass

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 08:13

Laying paving directly onto grass, without any firm base, isn't going to work in the medium to long term.  After heavy rain the ground will soften and any uneven areas will become more apparent and that will get worse with every season.

It's gonna rain!

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 21:11

Malvern Spring Show coming up this weekend.  Rain therefore just about certain.

Neighbours conifers

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 20:47

To the best of my knowledge there is no specific 'right to light' in the garden.

I have found this which might be of use once the hedge grows.


Neighbours conifers

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 16:06

If the conifers grow beyond the boundary of your garden you will be within your rights to cut them back.  If you are saying your neighbours have actually planted them on the  boundary line you would be within your rights to tell them to move them and replant them in their own garden.

Discussions started by KT53

GW 18th August

Lacking detail 
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Last Post: 19/08/2017 at 18:05

Slugs / snails and Hostas

Copper tape 
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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 09:30

Malvern Spring Festival

...who's been 
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Last Post: 23/05/2017 at 07:52

Sums up my weekend

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Last Post: 19/04/2017 at 22:07

Just need to vent...

...so ******* angry 
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Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 13:39

Has Trump completely lost the plot?

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Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 19:53

New Year Honours

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Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 16:34

Garden vac / blower

Cheap & cheerful, but does the job 
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Last Post: 25/11/2016 at 13:13

Yes, Prime Minister

Deja vu, all over again. 
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Last Post: 19/10/2016 at 15:06

Snake bark maple

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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 16:27

Poor cropping

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Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 08:53

Pruning buddleia davidii

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Last Post: 24/08/2016 at 18:14


BBC coverage 
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Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 14:56

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

(not gardening related) 
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Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 17:39

Blackfly on runner beans

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Last Post: 30/07/2016 at 07:36
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