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Something to do with gardening

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:02

Thanks for the clarification aym280.  I've never heard of Village Hotels which might help explain my confusion.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:00

The Bosch pressure washer in the article comes with a very limited range of accessories, and a comparatively short hose too.  I like to have as much distance as possible between myself and the unit when working. 

Although the base price is good you really do need to consider what you want to use it for before purchase.  A similar 'power' Karcher, complete with tools from Argos isn't a huge amount more.

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Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:49

Still nothing so I phoned the subscriptions number.  Very nice gent there said that they are running a trial using courier companies instead of Royal Mail.  I commented that the trial doesn't seem to be working for me .

They will revert mine to Royal Mail and get one in the post to me today.

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Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:25
Aster2 wrote (see)

Can the problem be with the local post office rather than with GW?

On a tangent, I received my copy of the June issue of Country Homes & Interiors a few days ago. June! It's the end of April and freezing cold! (Nice issue, though.)

I don't think so.  As I said previously, the April issue had an insert stating it was Hand Delivered.  That's when the problems started, or at least became apparent.  It wasn't until the April issue arrived that I realised I'd never received the March one (we'd been on holiday when the March one was due and I'd simply forgotten about it).

3 consecutive months of late or no delivery is not on.  I don't care if they've introduced a new system to save money, it's rubbish customer service.

Something to do with gardening

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:20

Sorry aym 280, but I can't work out what you are on about!

Monarda still in slumber

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:16

I've got a hydrangea which obviously also seems to enjoy a long lie-in in the Spring.  All the others have plenty of growth but not a sign on this one.  I nearly dug it out last year because I thought it was dead.  Luckily I thought to do a scrape test on it and it was definitely just kipping!

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:42

The reference to tree fellers reminds of an old joke, about a couple of blokes looking for work.  They are reading the vacancy notices in the Labour Exchange (see I said it was old), and saw one for tree fellers.   "What a shame" says one of them "There's only 2 of us"

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:39
Redwing wrote (see)

We used old sleepers which treated with smelly stuff as Mr J says BUT they don't seem to harm the plants and they won't rot in 50 years.  You could use new sleepers which are beautiful and golden but as they are untreated, they will rot soon.....

Breeze blocks look ugly.

New sleepers are tanalised and should last for many years.  Not as long as the old sleepers which are pretty much soaked through with a mixture of creosote and tar, but will probably still see you out.

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:35

Branches will have been removed from both sides to keep the tree balanced.  If only removed from the railway side there would be a very real risk of the tree falling into your garden at it grew.

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:32

The only 'cons' I can think of is the weight to shift to get them in place and having a drill and drill bit that are man enough to go through the sleepers to tie them together with reinforcing rods.  Other than that I think it's all positives.

Discussions started by KT53

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late again 
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Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 10:57

Apologies in advance...

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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 22:42

Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 13:13

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2016 at 22:14

Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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Last Post: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 22:46

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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