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Latest posts by KT53

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 16:27

No we aren't on a meter.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 09:24

About 8pm yesterday I put the sprinkler on to soften the ground ready for digging today.  I asked the missus to remind me at about 9 as I have a head like a sieve when I get involved in other things.

Fast forward to midnight - just nodding off when the missus says "Did you turn the hose off?".  Shot out of bed and out the back to turn off said hose.

As the title says - at least the ground is now well watered

I have to stop feeding the birds in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:48

There is plenty of natural food available to birds at this time of year so, other that p***** the birds off and making them work for their dinner, stopping feeding them now won't cause any real problems.  If it was the middle of winter and the feeders were the only source of food it might be different.

My priority would be to remove the food source which is attracting the rats.

Electricity from living plants

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:26

Won't your garden short-circuit in the rain?  Or will we have to connect the lawn to a circuit breaker??

Alstromeria in pot

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:24

Some of the older varieties can be invasive, but I've not had any problems with the modern ones in borders.

Double digging

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:22

I can't agree that a rotovator only stirs up weeds and the top few inches.....   Even my little Mantis will go down 8 to 9 inches, admittely I'm not on clay.  A professional rotovator will get in deeper than that.  One problem can be the formation of 'pan' in the clay below the rotovator dig depth, but I wouldn't think that would be a major problem if the rotovator is only used once.

It would certainly be sensible to remove as much weed growth as possible before using a rotovator, but that's really no different to doing the same if hand digging.

Alstromeria in pot

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 17:23

It could be pot bound or the compost could just be completely depleted of nutrient.  Try feeding it and see what happens.  Results tend to be pretty quick this time of year.

Alternatively, try knocking it out of its pot now to see if it is potbound.  If it is you might as well repot now, nothing to lose and the possibility of flowers later in the season.

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:29

When you find a good Garden Centre treasure it.  One near us didn't even have any plastic pots. "No demand for them" apparently.  Fortunately they do have 'Cotton Traders', 'The Works' plus various other clothing and food consessions so that makes it all OK. 

Cats

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:22

Northernlass2 said "......deadheading.....".   I presume we've moved away from the original topic. 

disguising Leylandii

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:16

Clematis montana grows fast but anything is going to take quite a while to that sort of area.  I guess you would ideally like something evergreen too.

Discussions started by KT53

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 00:05

Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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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. 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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