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Latest posts by KT53

Designing a garden while keeping it classy and natural

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 11:23

It's all down to personal choice at the end of the day.  I see many gardens where my reaction is "Ye Gods, that's hideous", but presumably the owner thinks it's fabulous.  They may well think the same about mine but I don't care.

I've just read the Daily Mail article and can't work out whether it is intended to be tongue-in-cheek or serious.  If tongue-in-cheek it really hasn't worked, and it serious the writer just comes across as a total **** (insert the word of your choice)

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:31

We're clearly talking about different systems.  No brass push and twist connectors, no O-rings on the Hozelock systems.  Thanks for trying to help anyway.

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:39

This is a microbore system.  The main feed is 13mm with 4mm feeder pipe.  The connection is made by making a hole in the 13 mm and inserting a 4mm connector.  The connector pushes in and is then tightened.  If overtightened it just rotates.

lawncare

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:42

The care he lavishes on the lawn is obsessive and then some, but he's doing nobody any harm and it does look incredible.

Planting under cars

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:40

Isn't a bigger problem than light likely to be the heat when the car is first parked?  It takes quite a while for a hot engine to cool down.

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:38

I've set up a Hozelock watering system and it's operating well.  The minor problem I have is that a couple of the connections from the large pipe are dripping.  I've tried tightening them but it doesn't seem to make any difference. 

I'd welcome suggestions from anybody who has managed to solve the problem.

lawncare

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:24

That 'swisher' covered that ground much more quickly than a brush would.

Oh come on......

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:23

The climate is changing.  It was warm and sunny yesterday and it's raining today.  How much more change do you want?

How to set up a soaker hose system ?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 09:15

Just to put my needs into perspective, the garden was gutted and I now have over 200 feet of borders with newish plants in to care for.  If a soaker hose keeps them going while I'm away it will have been a solid investment. 

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 22:31

It's utterly pathetic.  A quick internet search found an on-line edition of a book written in 1908 which used the term, and I suspect it was used for many years before that.

Discussions started by KT53

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? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
Replies: 3    Views: 394
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: 388
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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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
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