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Good Pruning Saw

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 15:53

I'm with Obelixx on this one.  The different length handles are brilliant.  The longest I have extends to around 12' so I can cut most stuff without a ladder.  The saw is lethally sharp too.  They aren't cheap, but a good investment in my view.

Loppers

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 15:50

Bypass will generally get into narrow spaces than anvil due the the larger 'anvil' jaw.  I've used bypass with some fairly thick branches but generally use a pruning saw for old wood over about 1 1/2" in diameter.

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:55

I did have to smile this evening.  After years of being told "No straight lines in the garden" the first thing Monty does it tell them to straighten the path out!  Just shows that rules are there to be broken.

Spectacles help please 👓

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:21

I've used reactive lenses for years and would hate to be without them now.  You don't appreciate just how well they work until you peer over the top in bright light!


Oddly, my current ones are much slower to lighten back up than previous pairs have been.  It can be a bit of an issue when driving if moving from bright to very dark, for example going through tunnels or even entering multistorey car parks.  I can see well enough to drive by looking over the lens until it lightens but that's not ideal.

Impulse buy

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:17

Just back from our local GC.  I had no plans to buy anything, just called in for a coffee.  Came away with SBK brushwood killer at half price, and 3 very pretty wrought iron 14" hanging baskets with 1/3rd off.  The old baskets were wicker and had virtually rotted away - result.

Concreting round the base of greenhouse?

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:13
pansyface says:

HOW ABOUT DIGGING A TRENCH ON THE INSIDE OF THE STRUCTURE WITH DRAINAGE CHANNELS AT THE CORNERS?


See original post

 I was thinking something similar although it would be quite an undertaking on a 12' greenhouse.  A channel a couple of inches wide , filled with gravel, would allow condensation to drain away and not affect the concrete floor.

Small garden

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:10

I presume by 'portable' you mean folding.  They obviously take up less space for storage so if that is a factor go that route.

Concreting round the base of greenhouse?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:13

An aluminium greenhouse is likely to move/flex quite a lot due to expansion and contraction.  I wonder how long a concrete fillet would last.  The comment above about low brick walls really applies more to timber greenhouses and possibly high-end aluminium.

New Year Honours

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:27

Obviously touched a nerve somewhere with aym280 who has taken things totally off-topic.  My only point is about people being given this type of award part way through their career.  The end result often being an upgrade of the award later in life.


We'll never have a true meritocracy as money always has more power than ability has.

New Year Honours

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 13:38

It's always struck me as ridiculous when competitors still actively involved in sport i.e. doing their normal job, but doing it well, are included in this.


Don't get me wrong, I think people like Andy Murray and many other sports people are brilliant at what they do, but shouldn't recognition come once their sporting career is over?


I think the problem started when England cricket won the Ashes in Australia, for the first time in about a million years, and the entire squad got 'gongs'.  They were then whitewashed in the next series, but they didn't hand them back


Using Andy Murray as an example, he's now Sir Andy so what happens if he wins all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in a season?  Is he going to replace Charles as next in line to the throne??

Discussions started by KT53

New Year Honours

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Olympics

BBC coverage 
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I nearly choked on my cornflakes

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Blackfly on runner beans

 
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Blackfly on runner beans

 
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Please sign the petition

to Carol Kirkwood for summer weather! 
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Is there a problem with the site?

Posts with no content 
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Roundup Ultra

 
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Something eating hydrangea

any ideas what? 
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Any dahias which don't need to be lifted?

 
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