Latest posts by KT53

Long garden design that preserves the view

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 17:45

I agree with Buttercupdays.  Curving path(s) and planting beds can break the garden up without interfering with the long view.  Tall grasses and similar plants can be used to separate areas, again without blocking the view.

New GW...??

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:38
KT53 says:

Hogweed, it's things like the incredible disappearing gaps that could/should be explained now that they have the time available.  I suspect it would be a case that the ground levels around the beds have been adjusted.

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 Watching GW last night, and pleased to see that they have been reading this topic .  Adam Frost went into quite a bit of detail about the paths in the veggie patch.

I really do think the hour long version is coming into its own.  There was the added benefit last night that the section with Joe Swift was just long enough to go and make a cuppa, without missing anything else!

Black garden after Evergreen 4 in 1.

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:25

If you used 3 big bags on that small lawn I think you may have to kiss goodbye to everything and start again.  I only use about half a bag on our lawn which is roughly 100 feet by 20 feet.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:40
aym280 says:
 PTSD is to do traumatic events such as killing or seeing people being brutalised.

If he doesn't snap out of it, life will do it for him. I hope he gets his help and not intellectualising with rubbish concept or grand words..

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 So being the only person present when his brother slit his own wrists wouldn't apply then?

Mental illness isn't something you can 'snap out of'.  If it was nobody would be suffering from any form of mental illness.

Growing clematis through bamboo

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:36

The clematis would probably be OK given the way you plan to grow them.  My concern would be that the clematis stems could break a lot with the movement of the bamboo.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 15:46
Ladybird4 says:

Tut tut KT53. Of course she could just be pretending that she doesn't know and is using reverse psychology to get you to do exactly what she wants!

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 You mean the standard female tactic!  There's a Country Music song which has a line in the lyrics "I've got her right where she wants me".....  nothing new there.  I've been married nearly 40 years so I guess I'm nearly trained by now.

New GW...??

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:39

Hogweed, it's things like the incredible disappearing gaps that could/should be explained now that they have the time available.  I suspect it would be a case that the ground levels around the beds have been adjusted.

Your current project(s)

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:36

We had our garden stripped out a couple of years ago so that is very much still a work in progress.  Garden is 150 ft long.  Every time I think I've decided what to do with a section, somebody (her indoors) comes up with an alternative idea and I'm back to square one!

Have to admit that her ideas to date have all been good ones, but I don't tell her.  She'll get ideas above her station if she discovers I've said that.

Overwintering Penstemon plants.

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:31
Iamweedy says:

Are any penstemmons reliably hardy in the UK?  (Most years that is.)

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 I had a number of penstemon which survived a many of winters apparently unaffected.  Then we had a winter with an extended cold period and I lost the lot!  Not 'reliably hardy' in our area.

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:22
Hostafan1 says:

BBC Sports channel would be wonderful. Fans could watch and nothing would have to be cancelled for it on 1 &2.

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 The way the Beeb is going, they won't have any sport on at all within a couple of years so a dedicated sports channel would be a waste of time............unless they then converted it into a dedicated gardening channel.

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