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Latest posts by KT53

Border edging

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:51

Anything placed along the edge of the border 15" high is going to be obtrusive.  Why don't you use stakes and string or 'Link Stakes' http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/search.html?q=link+stakes.  They would be much better.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:04

Parking at the NEC has always been a ripoff.  Captive audience I suppose.

Oase pond vacuum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:00

I used to have one and it did an OK job just as long as you don't let the crud build up too much or you end up continually stopping to clean / empty the bag.  No longer have the pond so gave the pond vac away.

Professional lawn mowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 17:17

I absolutely am not a professional but did recently have to buy a new mower.  The place we bought from reckoned John Deer were the best they sold, but in their words "not really worth the extra expense for home use, more intended for the professionals"

Clearing a garden

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:32

Mr Toast.  I completely stripped my severely overgrown garden and started again.  There was a thread about it last year.  Here's the link if you are interested.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/another-set-of-before-and-after-images/101073.html

Black polythene

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:30

First thing I would do is remove the black polythene and replace it with a couple of layers of weed suppressing fabric.  Water can't get through polythene and it will tend to rip if the wind gets at it and deteriorate rapidly if the sun does.  A loser either way

Clearing a garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:41

You say you're not in a rush so I would suggest leaving things much as they are through the summer and identify any plants you want to keep for the raised beds.  Then you will be in a much better position to make the changes and at the same time save yourself money by not having to buy so much for your new raised beds.

I fully appreciate why the current garden doesn't suit your requirements when you have young children and need something low maintenance.

Last year we completely gutted our garden and are starting again from scratch.  Many of the plants in our garden were very old and woody having been planted by our predecessors.

Be aware - starting from scratch is not a cheap job.  We have spent literally hundreds of pounds on plants alone so far.  Our garden is pretty big but we are enjoying the experience.

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:24

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How about loosely twisting the flex round the rope?

I suspect a petrol mower would be too heavy for ellerslie?  And the fuel feed might not work on a steep slope."

Not a bad idea about the flex.  Electric would be much lighter than petrol, but I don't think the slope would affect the fuel feed.

new decked raised bed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

I love your vertical garden.  Novel idea growing it up the fence.  Certainly saves garden space

last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:43

If you're referring to the dahlia MD was potting up after removing the tulips he said he'd had it for years so it's hardly likely to be an editorial mistake.  It's entirely possible that MD bought it as 'Arabian Nights' and believed it to be so. Even experts can't be expected to have perfect knowledge on every variant of a plant.

Discussions started by KT53

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

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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dendrobium nobile care

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Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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when-to-start-feeding-new-turf-laid-lawn

Laid in April 
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