Latest posts by KT53

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 12:06

Judging purely on the dance off, and that is what they are supposed to consider, it had to be Ruth going home.  Hopelessly out of time on the section before they came down the steps, almost being dragged round by Anton at times, and then tripping over her own feet towards the end!  Shame she had to go out that way as her original performance was much better.

Best mower for timothy grass

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 09:14

Thanks for the description Dove.  I know what Timothy grass is now.  It's not the sort of thing you'd normally find in lawns and that's where my knowledge of grasses begins and ends.

I presume part of the problem is the stalks wrapping around the workings of the mower and causing it to jam/overheat.

Best bet for the OP is to speak to a specialist garden or agricultural machinery company and get their ideas.  As they're a charity they may even get a good deal too.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:28

As usual for me, I only started watching last week (4th November) and was amazed at how high the scores are.  10's flying everywhere.  In previous series it was very rare that the 10 paddle made an appearance many times before Blackpool, now it's starting to look as if they've been told to be nice to everybody. 

That said, I do agree that some of the scores and comments this week seemed unduly harsh.  Maybe the producers have thought the same and told the judges to revert to the standards of previous years.

Best mower for timothy grass

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:21

I have to admit that I'd never heard of Timothy grass, and wondered if the question may have come from abroad.  I don't think the question regarding currency was unreasonable.

I'm intrigued as to what search criteria were used to determine that the sanctuary is around Manchester?

Having a Tree Preservation Order removed.

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 11:01

As it seems you can demonstrate that the claims made by the council official regarding heave are wrong, you should certainly approach the council again to try to get the TPO removed.  If that doesn't work, a letter from a solicitor to the council claiming for damage to property might concentrate their minds!

Have a giggle

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 20:34

A few quotes from famous people.

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.'

- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen.

I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.

- Mark Twain

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.

- George Burns

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.

- Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

- Mark Twain

Have a giggle

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 15:20

Received this today from a female cousin.  Hope nobody takes offence.

Paraffin Heater - Help!!!

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 15:14
Mike Allen says:

You mentiom the difficulty in getting electric to the GH.  If the GH is in your garden, can you not use an extension cable from house to GH. 

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 Even assuming a RCD is used, that's a potentially dangerous suggestion.  Cables running through the garden are likely to get the interest of any wildlife around during the night.  I left an extension cable out, not connected thankfully, and the next day it was in several pieces presumably chewed by foxes.  It would be possible to the insulation to be damaged but not noticed, with potentially serious results if you tried to shift the cable with the power on.

I'm in the same situation as the OP.  It's simply not practical, or affordable, to run a mains supply 100 feet down the garden.

Soaking grass

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 08:30

Land drains do sound like the only realistic option.  If there is any part of the garden which isn't on concrete, digging soakaways and directing the land drains to them would be the most effective method, if it's not possible to connect to the existing drains from the house.

Lawn damage outbreak !!!

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 13:08
romahev says:

treehugger80 says:

do you have wild boar in your area? as that might be the cause as well

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 Ha ha I do hope not !

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 It's not a joke.  They have become a real menace in the towns and villages of the Forest of Dean since they were introduced some years ago.  What area are you in?

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