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Latest posts by KT53

Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:51

I would suggest taking cuttings from them and take those to your local garden centre or nursery.  Explain that you have moved into a house with an overgrown garden and need advice on how to treat the shrubs.  They should be amenable as you are going to need to purchase some tools for the job, and will be repeat custom if they treat you well.

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:41

I'm now suffering from severe RSI from all my plant reviews.  Can I sue GW? 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:55

Sorry Busy-Lizzie, it was intended at least party tongue in cheek, but I've seen it happen far too often, not particularly on this site I will admit, where somebody asks for advice only to be met with ridicule, aggression or downright hostility.

Gardens are very personal and if somebody wants to rip the existing one out and start again surely that is their decision.  I did exactly that last year.  I had a 150' garden with 3 plants left in it.  The old one simply didn't fit my needs any more.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:32

It looks like you're doing a brilliant job. 

Maybe I've missed them, but I haven't seen any apologies from those who seemed to think you were a cross between Attila the Hun and the Child Snatcher when you first asked for advice

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:02

any ideas on how to dispose of 1 tonne of topsoil?

You could dig a big hole and bury it

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:42

4 sleepers high, assuming they are fixed on edge, will make a very high wall.  Mine are 3 high with a section of decking board on the top which make a nice height for a seat.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:39

If you can accurately spread to a 5g per sq metre accuracy you're a better man than me.   As you are only looking at about a 10% over spread I wouldn't worry about it.

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:28

When mine were installed they drilled through the sleepers and hammered reinforcing rods about 18" into the ground.  3 rods for 10' sleepers and 2 for 6'.  Those sleepers aren't going anywhere in a hurry.

Orchids

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:26

My summer regime for the orchids has changed slightly this year because we were going to be away for 2 weeks in late June / early July.  I bought a large gravel tray and filled it with small pebbles then filled the tray with water and stood the orchids on pebbles.  They are out of the water but getting plenty of humidity as the water evaporates.  Stood in shade and now sprayed about once a week when I'm bringing the hose back in from doing the pots in the front garden.  Most of them now have new flower spikes and those without have newe leaf growth.

I cut the flower stems back to a couple of nodes above the base and that works well for me.

What the experts get wrong

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:35

I'm with Hester.  I can't stand mangetout or petit pois.  Give me fresh peas with a bit of body to the every time.  The only veg I like really small is new spuds.

I agree you shouldn't leave them to become massive and stringy, but too small they haven't really developed any flavour apart from extreme sweetness.

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