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Latest posts by KT53

box hedge to wide and leaning over

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 13:49

It will look bad when first cut back but it will recover.

Stuck for a plant idea

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 09:23

Thanks Pansyface.  Sounds absolutely perfect.  Despite it being in the article about Cotswold Garden Flowers, it seems they don't actually stock it according to their own website.  Very odd.

I have managed to find another possible supplier, if they do postal.

Stuck for a plant idea

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 08:22

When my wife's mother died we planted a shrub in her memory.  As her name was Myrtle it didn't take a genius to come up with a suitable plant.  For my own mother we planted her favourite rose.

Now a very dear friend has died and I'd like to plant something in his memory.  The only problem is finding something appropriate as his name was Bob, never "Robert" unless we wanted to wind him up

In my search I've only come across on plant Acer Palmatum Bobs Big Green, which doesn't seem to be available in this country - I contacted an Acer specialist with the question. 

Does anybody have any bright ideas?

Council orders pensioner to cut back "dangerous" yew hedge "because of health a

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 08:17

Overgrown hedges can be a damn nuisance, and it would seem that this one falls into that category in some parts.  Yes it is a lovely looking hedge, but it has presumably expanded over the years and is now causing a problem.

I've seen comments about yew being extremely slow growing.  Somebody should tell my yew that!  If it's cut back it will look a mess for a time but it will grow back.

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 08:23

I don't have any problems getting birds to use the seed feeders or eating the suet balls etc.  The problem I've always had is peanuts being ignored.  I've tried all manner of feeders over the years, and always a fresh supply of nuts but generally few takers.


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 14:26

The problem for the weather forecasters is that they are damned if they do and damned if they don't.  If they don't issue warnings they are criticised for that.  If they do issue warnings and the weather isn't as bad as forecast they are criticised for that.

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 14:23

Look on the bright side. Emergency appendectomy is preferable to peritonitis which could have been the result without the surgery.

etesia rotary mower, strimmer

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 14:21

I tried that too.  It doesn't come up with much of use.  I guess that's why Jay asked the question.  Other than contacting the manufacturer / distributor I can't be any help either.

horsetail control

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 19:42

A specific treatment has been recommended in previous threads on the same topic.  Try a search on "horse tail" or "mares tail".

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 12:47

No you don't Hostafan1.  It wasn't a question about dealing with the ****** things.  It was a suggestion for an issue which requires a solution.

Discussions started by KT53

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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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: 593
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56
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