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Latest posts by KT53

Good News for Mike

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:04

So you see Mike, there are up sides to being an old curmudgeon - even the cancer has had enough of you

Brilliant news.

Pink tools

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:58

I think my neice has started posting under an assumed name

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:57

For an outside eating area I think you are going to be limited to slabs, gravel, decking or a combination of any of the above.  Then using something like large pots for planting you will have some versatility of use as the pots can be moved out of the way when you're having a barbeque or similar.

As for roofing, possibly a folding / pop-up gazebo which can easily be folded away when not needed.  Again provides more versatility for the area.  If it's stood on gravel it's easy to fix down, if on slabs or decking you will need to consider fixing methods when the materials are being laid / fitted.

Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:51

I would suggest taking cuttings from them and take those to your local garden centre or nursery.  Explain that you have moved into a house with an overgrown garden and need advice on how to treat the shrubs.  They should be amenable as you are going to need to purchase some tools for the job, and will be repeat custom if they treat you well.

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:41

I'm now suffering from severe RSI from all my plant reviews.  Can I sue GW? 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:55

Sorry Busy-Lizzie, it was intended at least party tongue in cheek, but I've seen it happen far too often, not particularly on this site I will admit, where somebody asks for advice only to be met with ridicule, aggression or downright hostility.

Gardens are very personal and if somebody wants to rip the existing one out and start again surely that is their decision.  I did exactly that last year.  I had a 150' garden with 3 plants left in it.  The old one simply didn't fit my needs any more.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:32

It looks like you're doing a brilliant job. 

Maybe I've missed them, but I haven't seen any apologies from those who seemed to think you were a cross between Attila the Hun and the Child Snatcher when you first asked for advice

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:02

any ideas on how to dispose of 1 tonne of topsoil?

You could dig a big hole and bury it

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:42

4 sleepers high, assuming they are fixed on edge, will make a very high wall.  Mine are 3 high with a section of decking board on the top which make a nice height for a seat.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:39

If you can accurately spread to a 5g per sq metre accuracy you're a better man than me.   As you are only looking at about a 10% over spread I wouldn't worry about it.

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? 
Replies: 7    Views: 493
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
Replies: 3    Views: 403
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? 
Replies: 5    Views: 403
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15
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