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Latest posts by KT53

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:52

You're right Wintersong.  Why does the BBC, which is supposedly not a commercial channel, start every programme with "The Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by......."?

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:10

We're a little island with a big atmosphere passing over it, simples

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:09

I loved Tuesday evening's coverage.  The designer in a huff because he 'only' got Silver Gilt and Joe also sniffy because the judges clearly didn't agree with him about which were the best gardens.

A note to both of them - if you want to be the person making the decisions get on the judging panel.

It also amused me that they were surprised that there could be a greater point difference between two Gold Medal gardens than between a Gold and a Silver Gilt.  It's simple maths and logic.  A garden needs to get x points or more to get Gold.  One point less and it's only Silver Gilt.  If you tried to follow Monty & Joe's logic every garden would get Gold.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:03

I share WillDB's view that used responsibly glyphosate is unlikely to be harmful to the amateur user.  Many of the tests are done using massively high concentration of a product, levels which would rarely be found in the real world.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:50

I was thinking along the lines of gaffer tape, but I think that might be frowned on these days

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:48

Would a strimmer do an acceptable job instead of a mower?

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:32

I was at the Malvern Spring Show last week and overheard somebody saying that Malvern is the longest established show of its kind but only gets one half hour programme when Chelsea get a full week of coverage, why?  Good question.

I accept that there aren't the number of show gardens at Malvern, but the floral marquee improves every year.  Maybe a bit more work by the organising committee to pull in some of the exhibitors who only do Chelsea and things could change.

Then again, Malvern isn't in London!

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:27

What I have noticed recently among young drivers is that more often than not it is young women who are more aggressive behind the wheel.  Forcing their way past other vehicles, racing away from lights etc.  As I say, it really does seem only to have happened recently, ie the last few years.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:22

Plants and no celebrity waffle.  We'll almost certainly get the opposite.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:04

Thanks everybody.  Is it very invasive?  Should I rip them out now or can I leave them any dead head before any seed sets?  I have no idea where they have come from.

Discussions started by KT53

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 18:43

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Last Post: 20/06/2015 at 12:00

Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 17:54

Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 20:10

Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 14:01

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 08:17

When gardens fight back

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 06:41

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
Replies: 7    Views: 438
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
Replies: 3    Views: 378
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
Replies: 0    Views: 345
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
Replies: 5    Views: 376
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
Replies: 4    Views: 486
Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 12:40

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31
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