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Average gardeners spending

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:13
Topbird wrote (see)

Here is the latest mind game I play with my OH  

I buy a pant for (say) £6 and as soon as possible I divide it into (say) 3 and then tell my OH I've made £18 worth of plants so that's a saving of £12...

With this method - the more you spend, the more you save - simples 

That sounds like the sort of logic my missus uses for her clothes shopping!  She'll buy 2 items both reduced from say £20 to £10 each and claim that she's saved £10.

She can't comprehend the idea that if she hadn't bought them in the first place she would have saved £20.  Women!!!!!  (Runs for cover.......)

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:07
Singing Gardener wrote (see)

I suppose a lot of people live in flats and don't have gardens but it does seem very low!

That was my immediate thought when I read the number.  They've divided the spend on plants by the number of households in the country.  I've spent about £150 on plants so far this year and I haven't really got started yet.

Patio cleaning help

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:03

Another vote for the Karcher, and I do use the patio head (T racer is the official name).  I do then use the standard jet on any particularly stubborn bits.  You do get a lot less spray everywhere using the patio head and it cleans a much larger area at a time.

If the patio is very bad it may be better to use the normal lance.

Runner Beans

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:00

Maybe you got an Australian version of the seed and it was confused by being in the northern hemisphere.

The way up the seed is planted may affect how long it takes to break the surface but it won't stop it germinating.  In nature the seeds would simply fall from the pod.


Posted: 24/04/2016 at 09:39

'Playing' with my Mantis tiller.  I'd sprayed the grass and weeds a couple of weeks ago and went over the area with the tiller to prepare for planting.  Maybe 1/2 hour to do work which would have taken me all day (and probably more) by hand.

I love my Mantis

President Obama

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 13:44
B3 wrote (see)

They elected Ronald Raygun  - why not Donald Trump?

Because Ronnie was harmlessly delusional.  Trump is dangerously delusional.

Unreliable tradespeople

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 13:30

I'm always wary of tradespeople who provide a quote and say they can do the job almost immediately.  If they're good they are normally busy!  We are fortunate in that my brother-in-law is in the building trade so we can use him for recommendations.


Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 13:25

Definitely timber.  It's easy to fix shelving, clips etc to the walls.  It doesn't suffer from condensation if it has decent ventilation.  Easy to repair if it does get damaged.

What to expect at my first gardening show?

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:14

Assuming the little 'uns are in a twin buggy, expect problems getting around any indoor areas, and much huffing and puffing from people who see you as a mobile traffic jam.

Pad and something to write with essential, accompanied by photos will make it much easier to remember what was what when you get back home.

From todays weather forecast, wrap up warm too.  It doesn't look like being picnic weather.


Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:10

Again, not really a fan although I did like some of his stuff.  It's sad when anybody that young dies.

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