Latest posts by KT53

Smart germination kit

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 17:25

If they want to discuss automated systems they'd be better off talking to wholesale growers not private individuals.  I would hate to think how much a system to automate sowing, pricking out etc would cost.

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:59
Pauline 7 says:

I don't have a favourite song,  but I do have one I absolutely detest.  Simply The Best by Tina Turner.  Sorry all of you who love the song but my ex OH  always said "I dont know why you don't like it.  It should remind you of me.  There really is no one better than me " and he meant it too. 

He was convinced that it was written about him. 

See original post

 I can't understand how such a modest man can now be an 'ex'.  How careless of you to lose him.


Posted: 22/11/2017 at 08:56

I use a Mantis Tiller and get good results, on lightish ground.  I can't do much manual digging because I have a dodgy hip and a pair of knackered knees.  For me it's the Mantis or stop veg gardening.

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 18:57

Age has nothing to do with it Paul B3.  It's 12 years since I lost my Mum and I still miss her as much as ever.  Recently also lost a cousin who was the spitting image of Mum and has brought it all back again.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:27

It's easy to find reasons why any number of participants shouldn't have been allowed over the years.  This year, apart from Debbie, there's Alexandra who worked in a production where Craig was the choreographer and allegedly she had coaching from him.

Jonny Peacock made me laugh on Takes 2 last night when he was asked who he wanted to win.  He said "Aston".

Music. Tunes that mean lots to YOU.

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 08:22
Sussexsun says:

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole somewher over the rainbow. Anything sung by Izzy is great but this is my favourite 


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 I agree with that, absolutely incredible voice to come from such a huge man.

For me though it's anything from the Flying Pickets.  My dad wasn't a great one for music, but he was bed bound for a few months before his death and loved listening to them.

chocolate teapots

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 13:30
Busy-Lizzie says:

Kitty said "Strap-on lawn aerator sandals .  Managed about three steps before getting stuck fast." Same here, also went in the bin.
I bought one of these, a manual garden tiller. Couldn't turn it in my clay with limestone lumps and it did such a small bit at a time. Gave it to a friend. She liked it, but she had light soil.

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 I've got a similar tool, called a garden claw, and it is brilliant in my lightish soil.  I use it to break up the surface compaction if we've had a lot of rain.  I agree it would not be very effective on heavy soil.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 08:03
Obelixx says:
Loved Oti's choreography and thought Jonny did well - given he has a prosthetic leg and thus a different action from others how fair is it to insist he tucks in his bum when we know he can't? See original post

 I agree about him being expected to tuck his backside in.  It was explained in one of the earlier shows that it's impossible for him to do that, and why.  Somebody should have sat the judges down and shown them.

Yes Jonny wanted to be judged purely on his dance ability, but there has to be a bit of commonsense applied too.  I did think he was looking drained over the past couple of weeks, so maybe the hours of training, with the stress on the leg, have been causing him problems.  One of the judges did mention last week that his performance level seemed to have dropped in the past couple of weeks.

Staying safe on the computer

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:22

I'm always careful to make sure my anti-virus software is up to date and today received notification that it expires in early January and can be automatically renewed. 

They want £69.99 for automatic renewal.  I can purchase the same item direct from them as a new customer for £29.99 and from Argos for £22.99. 

As a special offer because I'm an existing customer they'll send me a £15 voucher if I renew.  Tough decision but I think I'll decline their generous offer.

How do you care for indoor plants during the winter?

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 20:25

People who are growing 'challenging' plants will generally know what is required to keep them healthy at different times of year, so that is unlikely to be a profitable market.  As others have said, almost every plant will require different conditions at different times so putting a number of different plants into a single container of some kind is unlikely to work either.

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