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Latest posts by KT53

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 17:54

I'm already registered with TPS, have been for years, but we still get the cold calls.  Possibly fewer than if we weren't registered but who knows?

I actually had a cold call a few days ago from a company which claims it can stop cold callers!  I did suggest that they might like to go away, just not that politely.

Making a raised bed

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 18:09

Doors will make very deep beds unless you're able to cut them down.  A raised bed for veg doesn't need to be more than about 9" deep.

Sadly, a lesson not learned!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:09

If you can see gnaw marks on the seat adjustor is suggests something rather larger than a mouse I'm afraid.  You do need to get a trap in the car as soon as possible.

Lawn mower, 55 and overs needed.

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:14

Done.

So many frosts

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:58

Bookertoo, my gran used to call them lazy winds - they went straight through because they were too lazy to go round!

So many frosts

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:42

I live in Gloucestershire and can count on the fingers of 2 hands the number of times I've needed to de-ice the car.  It's been one of the mildest winters I can remember.  I have a lot of alstromerias in pots and the frost hasn't even caught them.

New shed - any tips?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:39

If you're making pottery I assume there's a kiln involved.  To be honest my first concern would be fireprooofing around that.  For insulation I would be inclined to use the type of panel mentioned in a previous post with something like marine ply on the inside.  If the shed has a pitched roof there will probably be a gap between the walls and the eaves of the roof so ventilation shouldn't be a major issue.  You could always add air vents near the bottom of the door to improve air flow.

Garden edging

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:32

I've used the plastic edging from B&Q.  It does the job for me and it's pretty sturdy.  I used a piece of timber and a lump hammer to get it just below the level of the grass and it's virtually invisible.  I looked at the metal edging but the cost is very high as I need about 200 feet of the stuff.

new lawn on compacted clay

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:28

To clarify, are you saying your garden is 6 to 7 feet lower than your neighbours?  That's how I'm interpreting your original post.  If so I think you may have a problem with water from surrounding properties draining down onto your garden.  Add compacted clay to the equation and you could soon have a free swimming pool rather than lawn.

When gardens fight back

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 22:33

The bruising is multi-coloured at the moment.  I haven't killed the elder, just a bit of drastic pollarding I call it.  Anyway, have you ever tried to actually kill one?  There are some branches growing from near the base so I plan to let them grow, but keep the overall height down so I can keep it under control without climbing ladders.

Discussions started by KT53

When gardens fight back

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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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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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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

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 11:18

Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 23:58

Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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