Latest posts by KT53

Enough is enough

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:43

I haven't seen the last 2 episodes as we've been away on holiday.  What I saw on the previous episodes I broadly enjoyed, some sections I thought very weak, but more than 30 minutes of good stuff.  On balance a positive change for me.

Rather than stop watching altogether, watch on Iplayer and skip the bits which bore you.

The media

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:41

I agree with the underlying feeling from Phillipa that the world has become over sanitised and that people are being 'saved from themselves', but still have no great desire or need to see more of the graphic detail on the 10 O'clock news.  There seem to be plenty of ways to access more graphic content on line if people wish to do so.

As an example, many years ago one of the Sunday papers had extremely graphic images of the aftermath of an aircrash in the USA as a double spread on its front and back pages.  The image was of a body still strapped in the aircraft seat, and you can imagine it wasn't a pretty sight.  What was the news value of that?  You didn't need to be Einstein to understand what damage could be done to a body in that situation.  My mother never purchased that paper again.

removing slate chips

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:31

You're talking about removing up to 9 cubic yards of chips,depending on the depth.  That's a lot more than 2 men would get into a van!  It's a couple of large skips worth.  Also, do you know what's beneath the chippings as that could require work too.

When you refer to a 20 x 20 bed requiring leveling, do you mean you need the soil from that removing to reduce the level by 2 feet?  Again, that's a lot to remove - around 30 cubic yards of soil, which will be hellishly expensive. 

Last edited: 03 October 2016 08:32:28

Turf Cutter...

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:00

Most turf when purchased is only an inch or so thick so you shouldn't need to set it any deeper than that other than to compensate for any dips in the ground.

New GW...??

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:26
hogweed says:

I wish they had bits on the technical side of gardening - like how they do things on a grand scale, how all these grand water features work, how to clean tools, Best Buy secateurs etc.

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 They are highly unlikely to do 'Best Buys' because it's likely to be considered advertising, and this is the Beeb.

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:27

I've got an aster of unknown variety which literally started flowering yesterday.  I'm sure it wasn't this late in the season last year.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:25

Typical of this country.  All the good stuff is always kept for the London area.  Those of us out in the provinces are left with the rubbish.

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:23

Our local council charge roughly £50 to deal with them.  As it's on an allotment, assuming it's a general compost heap not one for your own use only, I would expect the committee to sort it out.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:34
Kitty 2 says:

We're having the most unbelievable thunderstorm here in South Manchester 

Torrential downpour of rain, constant flashes of sheet and fork lighting every few seconds and the thunder is earsplitting. This has been ongoing for at least twenty minutes with no sign of easing.

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 That was us at lunchtime!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:50

At about 12:30 this lunchtime I was driving down the motor way when I got caught in a thunderstorm which required the wipers going full blast to clear the water.  The announcer on 5 Live comes on with a weather forecast stating it was hot and sunny for most of the country.

They should also tell that the the guy in the Porsche convertible with the lid down who had to stop rapidly on the hard shoulder to convert back to hard top!

PS Just started persisting down again as I type this.

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