Latest posts by KT53


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:19

Heathers generally require good drainage.  I presume you've removed the old liner.

Box hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:18

Box blight I'm afraid.

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:48

I was reading the on-line version of our local newspaper when I came across this -

"The defendant was known to the victim. Mr ..... ran a small drug dealing enterprise with his son and would often sell small quantities of cannabis to ...........

The court heard how the victim Mr ..... would buy bulk quantities of cannabis for approximately £1,000 and then his son would divide the drugs up into smaller quantities for resale."

I'm not suggesting for one moment that the victim deserved what happened to him, but the description of him makes it sound as if he was running some kind corner shop, or doing a public service.  He was drugs dealer pure and simple, and a fairly large scale one at that.


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:14

My missus came home recently with steam coming out of her ears.  She's known as the person to go to if there is a build up of work elsewhere and she has any available time to help.  She was asked if she would help another section out, and as always she said she would.  She doesn't mind helping, but when 2 women in the section she is helping spend more time talking and browsing the internet than working, she understandbly views that as taking the p***!!!!

Normally she just bites her tongue but this time she has raised it with her own line manager.

Having issues installing wooden edging

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:59

If you're planning to build up the soil to the top, or near the top of them, you will need to cement them in place or they will collapse forward under the weight of soil when the ground gets wet.

Hydrangea watering

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 09:07
Verdun says:

No amount of watering will help if the roots are congested..........????? 

See original post

 Agreed, but if the plant has survived in the garden for over a year, that 'behaviour' does seem odd to me.  I've never had similar problems with any other plant type.  I do always soak the plant well before planting and loosen the root ball if it's congested.  I actually had to use a mallet on one plant recently to loosen the roots, they were so tight.  Even that one hasn't drooped since planting (maybe it's too scared after that treatment )

Getting disillusioned with my greenhouse

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 08:32
Verdun says:

Don't think it is a freaky year.  

See original post

 Does Verdun ever agree with anybody?  Soon they'll start arguing with statements they've made in their own previous posts!

Hydrangea watering

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 08:24

My experience of hydrangeas has been similar to that of Guernsey Donkey2.  In the first year I've had to water every couple of days, or they droop.  I've got one now in it's second year which is fine for a couple of weeks at a time and then goes into a sulk.  Give it a good drink and it's happy again - strange.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:09

Thankfully now retired so no more annoying colleagues!  Most annoying for me though were the one's constantly checking their phones for messages and worse still, those constantly texting and being allowed to get away with it by their manager.

We actually had the situation at one leaving presentation where the manager actually said "Everybody knows about xxxxxxx and their constant texting.  I told them about it many times but it never made any difference".  What really got me was the fact that the manager seemed to find the whole thing funny.

removing hedge roots

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:35

My concern with trying to use a car engine hoist is that the roots will definitely be going under the fence, and hauling on the stump is likely to disturb the fence too.  If there is nothing growing on the other side of the fence it might be worth removing the panel and gravel board as you tackle each section.  That would avoid potential damage and give more working space.

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