Latest posts by KT53

Info on Trackr

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:58

No experience of them, but from what I've seen on TV and read about this type of device, it really needs to be fitted at the manufacturing stage or it will be too easy to find and remove.

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:54

Ho hum, each to their own.  I thought you were trying to alleviate pain, not inflict it.

Raised Bed Problem

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:21

The timbers for our raised beds were also laid on edge i.e. narrow side to the ground.  The were drilled through and metal reinforcing rods driven down about a foot into the ground.  That will guarantee that there is no movement of the bed over time. 

Manual VS Powered

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 15:12

For once I'm in total agreement with Hostafan1   Why make a job more difficult than it has to be.  I use a petrol mower, petrol rotovator and use powered tools for strimming and lawn edging.  Since all our old, large plants were removed I no longer need to use chainsaws etc but would if they were the most practical, and speedy, way to get the wanted results.

Power tools aren't always the answer, but I'm not one to do things the hard way just for the sake of it.

Raised bed around existing trees

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 08:07

I would be surprised if established trees were affected by soil against the trunk.  Ground levels change in nature.


Posted: 09/02/2017 at 19:27

The Avon product is actually Skin so Soft rather than Ever so Soft, but whatever the name it really does work for mosquitoes and midges so will hopefully work on the chiggers too.  Jungle Formula is based on DEET and there have been concerns raised about the use of DEET.

Laying a new lawn on existing soil (MARE'S TAIL!!!)

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:49

Sounds pretty pointless to be honest.  Marestail will grow through the weed control fabric over time so all you're doing is spending money to delay the inevitable.  Mowing does seem to weaken it over time so I would just stick with that.

Suggestions for large pots on 1st floor roof

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 08:15

My first thoughts are also about the load bearing capacity of the roof.  Large pots will be extremely heavy when full and standard joist for a flat roof aren't designed to support that sort of weight.

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:29
B3 says:

 This is a bit like it, but mine's more solid-looking

See original post

 That flattened head looks like a cross between a pick and a mattock although I suspect considerably lighter to use.

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 20:09
Jason milly says:

Kt53 not jealous just been brought up with value for money I dont think some parks have that type of money in their budget for a year .

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 And who is the arbiter of value for money?  If I spend an amount on an item or service and I'm happy with the outcome and the price, to me that is value for money.  To somebody else it's "more money than sense". 

I've recently spent a lot of money having my garden changed to suit my requirements.  If I'd been able to do it myself it would obviously have been a lot cheaper.  The reality is that I can no longer do the work myself and, even if I could, it would have taken me months and left the garden unusable for that period.  I'm content that I have the result I wanted, put money into the local economy and achieved the whole thing in an acceptable timeframe.

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