Latest posts by KT53

The French Signals

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 08:29
pansyface says:


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 It could have been worse, but as Paul Daniels used to say "Not a lot"

Topsoil Requirements

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 22:27

There will always be a problem when trying to equate soil volume with weight.  If you had weighed a cubic metre of soil a month ago I'm pretty sure it would weigh a lot less than today.  Around here at any rate following the amount of rain we've had.

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 16:58

I'm afraid if somebody needs to explain the symbolism of a painting, sculpture, garden or whatever they've already lost my interest.

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 14:11

No idea what happened to my previous post (above) but the question was asking if the garden in the 2nd photo was the result of the storm or if it was supposed to look like that?

Chatsworth Photos.

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 14:08
fidgetbones says:
sweet peas

Soil quality measurements

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 14:07
Kitty 2 says:

What's the point of measuring the temperature of your soil?   

Stupid idea. 

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 Don't sit on the fence, say what you really mean.   Sowing into ground which is too cold can have a negative effect on germination, so knowing the ground temperature isn't really such a stupid idea.

Technology and knowledge moves on and some bits of tech may be useful and others prove not to be.  Discounting them out of hand is probably rather more stupid than considering the possible upsides. 

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 10:27

I have no problem with dogs being allowed into gardens, but I think the idea of taking them to garden shows is utterly ridiculous.  It's bad enough constantly having to avoid the boxes on wheels which have become so popular lately.  The thought of falling over, or standing on, a dog is far worse.  The wheeled boxes can't bite back when you kick them out of the way.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:03
wakeshine says:

Gosh. Reading all this is awful. Don't want to take my cousin to this now! She's only in the UK for a fortnight and don't want any bad or annoying experiences for her. Does anyone know if I'll be able to get a refund? I'm calling them first thing tomorrow. 

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 I would think a refund highly unlikely unless they decide to cancel the show, which is even more unlikely.

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 22:23

With forecasts for heavy rain again tomorrow and Saturday I very much doubt things will get any better as far as access to, and on, the site.  Assuming the carparks are fields they are likely to be impassable after 2 days of cars trying to get on and off.

Some years ago they had similar weather at Malvern and almost every car had to be towed out of the car park, ourselves included.  We'd got in OK, but there is a slope on the main parking field and everybody needed to go up it to get out.

Best weed membrane for horsetail

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:06

In one of the other threads on the subject of horsetails, I read that the don't like lime.  If you're not planning to plant that area it might be worth spreading garden lime at max recommended dose before laying a heavy duty membrane.  The fleecy type start to break up within a year or so, as I know to my cost.

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