Latest posts by KT53

Dispute with Neighbour

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 20:31

Any problems affecting the property and neighbour problems should have been declared by the vendors.  You need to check with whoever carried out your conveyancing to see if they did.  Whether or not there is an issue with the surveyor will depend on they type of survey requested.  If it was simply the basic valuation required by the banks and building societies, there would be no requirement for the surveyor to comment on the soil level of adjoining properties.  The damp probably should have been reported as that would have an effect on the property value.

Giving unwanted plants a new home

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 20:26

If the OP is only in the process of buying a new house it may well be into the autumn before they are actually in a position to uplift the plants.  They'll certainly have a much greater chance of survival if that is the case.


Posted: 05/08/2017 at 13:20
Nick Fareham says:

I for one completely understand where C75 is coming from. 

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 So do I.  It's all about NOT living in a goldfish bowl.  I'm certainly not doing anything untoward in my house, but still don't want people gawping in all the time.  That's why we have vertical blinds; they let the light in and still provide a good level of privacy.

We thankfully haven't had problems with our immediate neighbours, but the house behind us installed a trampoline, and for the whole of one summer we had to put up with the seemingly constant screaming of kids on it.  A peaceful summer in our garden it was not.  Had that trampoline been close to our house it would have driven me nuts.  Thankfully the novelty seemed to wear off after one summer and we never had any more problems.

weeding borders

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:46

Poor from my experience.  The head is so small it simply bounces off any small stones.  I have another similar tool from a different manufacturer which has a much deeper head and works far better.  The speed weeder also started to rust very quickly.


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:39
Dovefromabove says:

I just think it's so sad when neighbours are regarded as strangers

Last edited: 04 August 2017 10:48:55

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 I agree with the idea, but not everybody does.  We've lived in the same house for nearly 30 years and do get on well with the neighbours.  The only exception is the people who move in 2 doors down from us a few years ago.  I tried speaking to them when I saw them in their front garden and was completely blanked by them.  I spoke to our immediate neighbour and he said he was given exactly the same treatment.  There is virtually no communication between them and any of their neighbours.

Raised bed against fence

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:37
hogweed says:

How high  is the raised bed? If it is only a couple of feet high, use breeze blocks at the fence. You won't need to mortar then, just lay them on top of each other offsetting the joins. They are heavy enough not to move if only 3 or 4 high. 

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 If the blocks aren't mortared they will definitely move once soil is built up against them.  Breeze blocks are quite heavy but no match for the pressure the soil will apply to them.

Are the fence posts timber or concrete?  If concrete you could use concrete gravel board stood against the posts.  The weight of soil will hold them in place.  That won't work with timber posts due to the spacing.

what do I do first

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 21:16

It's much easier to lay the turf if there aren't any plants in the way.  Once the turf is down and cut back to the border line there's no reason why you can't plant up immediately at that point.  Just make sure you stand on boards to protect the turf.

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:15

If it's only 4 1/2 ft high I'm assuming it's currently on dwarf walls or similar.  A greenhouse that size, made from timber, is going to be pretty heavy and I wouldn't want to try and move it in one piece even on dollies.


Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:09

Robert, are you Bob Flowerdew in disguise??

Moving a greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:07

You don't say what size the greenhouse is, but whatever the size you really do need to remove the glass before trying to relocate it.  From the terminology I suspect you aren't in the UK, and I have no idea how far 2 blocks is. 

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