Latest posts by KT53

My Acer is losing branches

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 08:33

I can't help with the cause, but I had almost exactly the sam problem with 'Bloodgood'.  It had been fine for several years, but this year only one small branch had any leaves on it.  All the rest had died.  Maybe the winter weather conditions did for it.

Roots lifting patio

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 08:31

My concern would be more about the quality of the preparation and the sub-base used by the people who laid the patio.  I wouldn't expect a patio which was laid under a year ago to be lifting irrespective of what lays beneath.

Garden out of control

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 17:54

If that is Japanese Knotweed you need to get onto your solicitor immediately.  As Eila says it's likely that the vendor should have informed you about it, but the solicitor can tell you for certain.  They will also be able to tell you what action can be taken against the vendor to get the problem addressed.

Brambles working their way in to my garden.

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 07:59

As ChrissieB has said, weedkiller will work well on brambles.  Unless you already have a sprayer, I'd be inclined to get a ready mixed spray bottle of Roundup and spray as much of the bramble as you can reach.  It might take a few attempts but it will do for it eventually.

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 16:28

If it's any help, Bosch reviews were far better.

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:20
Fairygirl says:

Old thread dredged up again by a first time poster.  There's a reason these products get removed from sale. I'll stick with my water based paints thanks  

See original post

 Maybe I'm getting old and cynical, but I'm waiting the the follow up post with a link to some obscure product or company.

Garden ornaments

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:18

If you allow children into the area make sure you comply with all Elf and Safety requirements....................................................


Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 15:37

I've just been reading the reviews of cordless mowers on Which.  The Gtech actually got a poor review, which surprised me.  My neighbour is fussy to say the least, and generally is the type who moans about having nothing to moan about, but she's very happy with her mower and hasn't experienced any of the problems Which raised.

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 18:43

My neighbour has now got the Gtech battery mower and loves it.  When her husband died she had great difficulty starting a petrol mower and her son got he the Gtech.  They aren't cheap, but certainly do a good job.

The French Signals

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 08:29
pansyface says:


See original post

 It could have been worse, but as Paul Daniels used to say "Not a lot"

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Deja vu, all over again. 
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Blackfly on runner beans

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