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Latest posts by KT53

lawn edging advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:17

If you don't want to invest the cost of Everedge you can get plastic edging from B&Q.  It won't last as long as steel but it's a fraction of the price and will certainly do the job. Also, unlike Smartedge it comes in shorter sections which may be easier to handle.

Raised Bed

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:58

If it's only a slight slope just dig out enough to leave the one end at, or just below, existing garden level.

Raised beds

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:57

We have 2 raised bed which are 3 sleepers high and that is more than enough for a seat height.

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:41

Maggots hanging from the trees are you sure they're not catkins?

Ferns

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:04

Do a search on Ferns for sun and you'll find some helpful sites.  To be honest I always thought ferns preferred shade until I picked one up which said "Full sun" on the label.  I can't remember the name as I was looking for ferns for shady place.

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:42

I've just lifted the tulip and daff bulbs from a couple of large pots.  The bulbs are solid, I chucked a few which were slightly mouldy or soft.

The basic question is as above.  Are they worth keeping and if so what should I do with them? (Polite answers please as I have heard they should be stored in the dark).  Can I just plant them into borders now and let them get on with it? Should they be stored? or should I just chuck them out??

Clearing a garden

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:51

It's going to be a job for a skip.  You did mention that you planned to construct some raised beds. Depending on the depth of them you may want to keep some of the rubble to reduce the amount of soil you're going to need.

Border edging

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:51

Anything placed along the edge of the border 15" high is going to be obtrusive.  Why don't you use stakes and string or 'Link Stakes' http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/search.html?q=link+stakes.  They would be much better.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:04

Parking at the NEC has always been a ripoff.  Captive audience I suppose.

Oase pond vacuum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:00

I used to have one and it did an OK job just as long as you don't let the crud build up too much or you end up continually stopping to clean / empty the bag.  No longer have the pond so gave the pond vac away.

Discussions started by KT53

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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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: 179
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
Replies: 4    Views: 267
Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 12:40

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
Replies: 6    Views: 324
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
Replies: 16    Views: 982
Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 11:18

Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
Replies: 3    Views: 333
Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 23:58

Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
Replies: 2    Views: 268
Last Post: 08/09/2013 at 14:05

when-to-start-feeding-new-turf-laid-lawn

Laid in April 
Replies: 4    Views: 440
Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 20:17

suggestions-for-dry-deep-shade

Replies: 5    Views: 408
Last Post: 18/08/2013 at 15:01

another-set-of-before-and-after-images

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Last Post: 02/09/2013 at 17:35
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