Latest posts by KT53


Posted: 13/04/2017 at 21:17

The biggest problem I have with blackbirds is making sure I don't stand on them or stab them with a fork when I'm in the garden  They really are cheeky little beggars and will cuss at me if I stay in one area too long because they want to get down amongst the grubs.

Some good gardening advice

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 11:40
honeyandeggs says:

One thing I always do when I go to DIY stores and garden centres is look out for the nearly dead stuff. If it's a perennial it's usually fine really - a lot of the plants haven't been watered sufficiently most of the time. There's also the double bonus if you can divide the plants

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 One of our local garden centres really looks after their plants exceptionally well, so real bargains can be had when plants have passed their flowering period or aren't looking their best.  They have massive reductions of up to 75% but aren't on their last legs. 

Other GCs just seem to chuck such plants in a corner and forget about them.

Is scotts lawn builder organic?

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 11:35

I've just looked on the website and they do have a link for advice by e-mail, I'd contact them direct.  It seems to be a US/Canada product so it's unlikely many people on this UK based site will have much experience of it.

Non-gardening - plastic bags!

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 15:27

If you don't want to make screw holes on the inside of the door you can get self adhesive hooks instead.

New lawn - should I be worried?

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 22:08

Don't pay a penny until the job is done to your satisfaction.  Even if you pay part it's likely you'll never see him again.

Creating a border above a fence

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 15:20

You could probably get away with fixing trellis to the top of the fence.  I can't imagine the council sending the boys round to sort you out for the sake of 6".

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 15:18
Zenjeff says:

The Shropshire Connection

So, how did a landlocked county produce a seaweed company?

Over 100 miles from the nearest coastline, Shropshire is the last place you'd expect to find a seaweed company.

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 I agree with querying how Shropshire can have seaweed, but you're a bit out with your distance.  Closest point in Shropshire to the sea is about 25 miles.  The furthest point from the sea anywhere in the UK is about 70 miles.

If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 20:46
Logan4 says:

Nothing to do with gardening, but i was trying to send a text message to my OH but couldn't get a signal, so i asked him, what if i call you instead.

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 I think you must be a long lost relative of my missus.  That's the sort of thing she comes out with when trying to work with technology!.

Flymo won't go.

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:37

If you've tried plugging in to another socket, and that socket works with other items, it's possible you've blown something on the mower itself.  It might have burnt out the switch in the handle.  I have found this link on the Flymo site which might be of help.


Brick Patio Inclination

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 09:45

Modern block pavers are supposed to be permeable so a slope isn't strictly necessary.  That would change if you plan to seal them after laying to prevent weed growth and algae.

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