Latest posts by KT53

An about 10 litre watering can with a folding handle?

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 08:16

Not with a folding top handle, but 10 litre watering cans are available all over the place looking at the results of a search on Dr Google.

I've just looked at the video.  They seem to be claiming green credentials but just look at all the un-necessary packaging it's in.

Last edited: 08 February 2018 08:19:26

Lawsons Cypress tree full of ivy

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 21:20

Probably unlikely, but you should check with your local council that there are no TPOs on the trees before having them removed.

Unsightly clay!

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 09:25
Tizzie44 says:

Good morning Learnincurve

never ever dreamt that a lighthearted comment would result in such a bitter tirade. Really believed that this forum was gardeners in general, including those who just wanted a chat, or even a chuckle!

Anyway, enough is enough.  

i would like to thank all those who have offered advice about  my garden and not offered a lecture on equality!

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 I agree Tizzie44.  There are people around who seem determined to take offence at any and every comment no matter how trivial or light hearted it's intended to be.  Nobody was suggesting that a woman is incapable of hard work in the garden, indeed my own grandmother did her own veg garden until she had a stroke in her mid 80's. 

If I suggested to my wife that she should do the heavy digging her reply wouldn't simply be "That's your job", it would be unprintable. 

Large overgrown highland garden

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 09:19

Probably a really long shot, but you could try contacting Beechgrove Garden, or at least check out the website.  http://www.beechgrove.co.uk/contact-us

They have done features on overgrown and unloved gardens in the past.

Unwanted Plants

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 19:30

For the big old shrubs you are sure you want to get rid of, leave a few of the thicker stems 3 or 4 feet long when you cut them back.  You can they use those thicker stems for added leverage.  It will make it much easier when trying to undercut the root ball and rock it loose.

Tertrill, the garden weeder robot

Posted: 02/02/2018 at 12:08

Very clever robot that can differentiate between weed seedlings and seedlings of self sown plants we want to keep. 

Bucket list

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 17:32

No bucket list as such.  There are plenty of things I'd like to do and if they happen they happen.  If they don't they don't.  No point in getting wound up about things.

We had always 'planned' in the losest sense to go to New Zealand for a month around my 60th birthday.  That was scuppered when the banks crashed and took our savings with them.  I'd worked for RBS for many years and the vast majority of our savings were in the Share Save scheme. 

The dates we had pencilled in, had the trip happened, would have put us in Christchurch on the day of the massive earthquake, so maybe fate took a hand.

I've seen too many friends make plans for the long term only to see them shattered for one reason or another, to do more than live for the now.

what not to compost

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 17:24
NewBoy2 says:


I would like there to be an INDEPENDENT inspection by health officials to see what products in Sms is NOT MAKING US OBESE AND SICK

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 It's not the products in Supermarkets or from any other source which make people obese and sick.  That is caused in the vast majority of cases by stuffing too much into the face and taking too little exercise.

I speak from experience.

Order for landscaping

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 08:09

Although turf can be laid at any time of year, it's best laid when the grass is actively growing.  That really means between Spring and Autumn.  Laying in Spring or early Summer gives it the best chance to establish, just try to avoid laying it if very hot weather is forecast.

Sharing a garden instead of an allotment

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 08:06

I used to share the veg part of my garden with my neighbour.  At one point he decided he had too large a veg plot so turfed part of it and spread slate chippings on another part.  He then regretted it as he didn't have enough area.  I didn't use all of the bottom of the garden so he took over one half of it.

He even put a gate in to make access easier.

I was happy with that setup because I knew him so well.  I would be a bit more cautious about strangers unless there was easy access which wasn't too close to the house.

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