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Latest posts by KT53

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:54

I can't remember the variety, but they are both the same one.  Pot grown.  I'll try some BFB to see if it helps / encourages the lazy one.

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 20:42

I planted 2 paeonies 2 years ago, in the same border and a matter of about 10 feet apart.  Conditions are pretty much identical for both of them.  Last year they both grew quite well but had no flowers.  This year they are both growing well again but one is smothered in buds and the other doesn't have a single one!

Is there anything I can do this year to encourage the reluctant flowerer, or do I just have to wait another year and hope it works out what to do?

Brush Cutter advice

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 15:59

If it's jamming regularly is the guard fitted correctly.  I've cut all sorts, long, short, wet and dry with a brush cutter and never had a problem.  Maybe you're trying to force it through the undergrowth too quickly.  I find a side to side motion, going forward slowly works best for me.

What would you do?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:14

I would also be cautious about informing the council.  You see all sorts of reports about the daft things councils do in the name of Elf n Safety.  I read not long back about a village where the locals had been banned from planting up verges because it might distract drivers!

Help please

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:10

Kurtail ain't cheap but it's the only weedkiller I've come across which actually does seem to kill the damn marestail.

Patio v's ant hill

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:06

Can you provide photographs?  It doesn't sound like the sort of damage ants would do.  All I've ever seen is comparatively small piles of very fine earth in the lawn.  Piles a few inches across and a couple of inches wide.

Really Daft Question

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 11:43

Round cells with require less compost than square ones of the same dimension?  i.e. 2" diameter needs less compost than 2" square.

Progress update

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:30

Redwing, I've had problems too if I try to edit the quoted section before adding my comments.  I've found it works OK if I put in my reply, and only then go into the quoted section to remove the bits I don't want.

It's not great, but it works.

Bonsai-Mark.  Adblocker is a wonderful invention and avoids vast amounts of 'wasted' space on screens

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:26


The UK has a massive foreign aid budget without adding more to it via the EU.  I also suspect that directly managed aid (which neither the UK nor the EU seems to have at present) would ensure money went where it was needed, when it was needed.  The EU is like the Microsoft Windows operating system - brilliant concept when first created but now so bloated with un-necessary functionality that it barely works.

My new garden 'room'

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 18:56

All that space for........  POTS 

I know it's a work in progress so just teasing.  You look to have done a really nice job.  Appears to be a real sun trap area too.

Discussions started by KT53

Locking threads after period of inactivity.

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Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 17:37

Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:03

Identification please.

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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 18:31

Alpines in raised bed

would this work? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:37

Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 15:38

British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 18:21

Subscription copy

late again 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:33

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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