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Latest posts by KT53

Garden Claw

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:18

As long as the soil isn't too heavy it works really well.  I inherited mine when my mother died.  I've used it to open up the soil in the spring after it's been compacted by the winter weather.  The technique takes a bit of getting used to but much easier than forking or using a spade.

Left handed tools

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:34

The world is definitely, and not surprisingly, designed for righties as they are in the majority.  I like to think we lefties have quality over quantity .

I use a computer mouse with my left hand but haven't reversed the button as many lefties do.  That may be down to working in IT support for many years and having to move between computers a lot.  It would have been a real nuisance to have to change the mouse back and forth.

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:30

Never used one but understand spare / replacement batteries can be very expensive.  Check the cost before you buy one.

Left handed tools

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:26

I've got left handed Felco secateurs and they are definitely easier to use.  Not come across any other left handed garden tools.

The comment about doors just seems odd.  From where I'm currently sitting I can see 4 doors, 2 hung on the right edge and 2 on the left.  How they are hung is dependent entirely on where they open into the room.

Garden Pond

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:22

From your description it seems that the lily is really too big for the pond.  2 options - take it out completely and replace with one which is smaller or remove it, cut out a couple of crowns and replant.  You may find you have to repeat the exercise every few years.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:19

If you've never been able to get water through the tap it certainly sounds as if it's a problem with the tap itself.  Little choice apart from emptying the water and removing the tap to check it out.  I suspect a bung in the tap or the outlet from the butt, where the tap connects, is still covered by plastic from manufacturer.  Whichever the cause I would be giving the person who put it together a slap for not checking it was working.

New Lawnmower

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 19:08

If you want a mower for commercial use you really will tend to get what you pay for.  I've had 2 Mountfield mowers and both had their problems.  I bit the bullet and paid out for a Honda last year and it's been money well spent.  Better cut, easier to start etc.

I'm not using it commercially, but I purchased it from a garden machinery specialist and they said they sell more Hondas than any other make to commercial users.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:47

One gadget we had which wasn't useless and therefore obviously broke down and couldn't be replaced was a sandwich maker.  Unlike every other one I've seen it just sealed around the edged, it didn't cut the sandwich into triangle shapes.  It was brilliant for making fried egg toasties, any other make would chop the raw egg in half - not a good idea.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:06

"alcohol free wine / beer! !!!   Go and wash your mouth out this minute.  Using such disgusting language on an open forum. 

Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:01

I thought one of my hydrangeas was dead last year.  All the others had masses of new growth but nothing at all on one.  It finally 'came to life' a full 6 weeks after the others.  I had nearly got to the stage of digging it up and taking it back to the garden centre - now that would have been embarrassing!

Discussions started by KT53

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? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

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

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

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

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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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

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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