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It needs to be said

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:01
Palaisglide says:

Meanwhile here in the North East of England the coastline is disappearing under a wall of wind turbines and another contract has just been signed. We can see for ourselves that in  the very cold still air between weather fronts they are not working and then in the high winds again have to be shut down, they are OK in summer when we have mild winds and it is warm in other words not needed.

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 What you describe is the huge major problem with wind turbines, but one which the alternative energy zealots refuse to acknowledge.  The time we need electricity most is in extended cold spells in winter.  These are caused in the main by large areas of high pressure sitting over the country, and large high pressure areas mean low, to no, wind and therefore little to no electricity production from wind turbines.

There are really probably only two truly reliable and sustainable forms of 'alternative energy', hydro and wave/tide.  Those are the areas on which money should be spent to get the best bang per buck in the long term.

Elevated Raised Bed

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:49

You haven't said what size you are planning, but if it's small scale this type of thing might do the job http://www.vegtrug.com/  

I'm not recommending this supplier, or any other, just using it as an illustration.  If you do think about going that route, make sure you see it before you buy.  I looked at some at our local GC and they were very badly made using poor quality timber.  Some of the timber was split where the sections had been screwed together.

Is Artificial Grass the Way Forward?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:44

I know I'm doing it too, but adding to the topic just keeps it visible longer!

Neighbours Improvements are Damaging our Fence

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:41
Esspee says:

As this fence divides your property from them presumably they are responsible 50/50 for maintenance. I would ask them to have the baseframe raised to sit on top of their new ground level. Their expense then you can share the cost of new panels.  Advantages to this is that you can top up your beds with lots of lovely organic material.

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 Ownership / responsibility for the fence will depend on what is said or shown on the deeds.  There is no automatic assumption that a dividing fence is joint responsibility.  If the fence is the responsibility of the OP then they also have the right to insist that the neighbour remove the soil which is the cause of the damage.

If the fence posts are concrete, putting an additional 6" gravel board in place before replacing the fence might provide a permanent solution.

Garden Lights

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 19:14

I can't help with an answer, but can you confirm that they are low voltage, powered lights and not solar.

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 12:20
aym280 says:

KT: Why not? Have you seen Nora or Daniel posting their takes on gardening here! Nora did ask a question. So who is going to moderate your opinions? Are you 100% sure that your opinions are 100% correct? 

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 Opinions are precisely that, the view of the individual, and are therefore correct or incorrect depending on the opinion of the person reading them.  The way the post was worded suggested that it's against some law or other for administrators of a site to post on that site.  That is simply not true - in my opinion.

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 12:17

I used to have a holster for secateurs but as I generally end up stuffing the secateurs either into a trouser or fleece pocket I stopped using it.  The only risk is that they flick open in a trouser pocket - risk for fellas at least.

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:08
aym280 says:

If there were an administrator, this person should not be allowed to post in any threads, apart from informing us of the changes, and that we should all be happy with the appointment.. 

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 Really!  Why?  I help out as moderator on a non gardening related website and the administrators post on that site if they have valid input.  I'm not aware of any rules forbidding it.

Green thumb are they worth it

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 20:32

What size is the lawn which is being treated for £16 a time?


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:17

It was my birthday a few days ago but, to be honest, it's really just another day.  I don't care about presents because if I want something and can afford it I go out and buy it when I want to.  Birthday fell in the middle of the week and the missus was working.  Life just ticks on.

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