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Latest posts by KT53

Aucuba - can / how can I cut it back hard?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:01

You certainly can cut them back hard.  I used to prune mine with a hedge trimmer!

Compost fork

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:00

You can also get a sort of corkscrew device which you wind down into the heap and pull up.  Supposedly easier than turning the heap.

Heavy lifting

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:58

Wheeled pot stands is the solution that came to mind for me too.

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:05

Every pond I've had has been filled with tap water at the beginning and topped up with tap water thereafter with no ill effects.  I certainly wouldn't pay for anything to add to the pond to "make it safe", it's simply not necessary.

Many moons ago I worked at a Garden Centre, in their pond and fish department.  The large holding tanks there were constantly fed with tap water.

Japanese knotweed

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 21:09

I haven't read the link, but would suggest contacting your local council pronto.

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:39

The Beeb don't seem to be able to make up their minds how they are going to handle sport, what little they have left that is.  A while ago they were showing one of the major snooker tournaments on BBC2 and then moved it to the Red Button as it was reaching the final frames.  Why not just put the whole thing on there in the first place?

Same as other minority sports!

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:37

I was in Homebase today.  I didn't succumb to temptation, but they have just got in a load of new herbaceous plants.  Quality looks really good and the prices are reasonable too.  Probably looking good because they haven't been in long.  Possibly worth a look if you happen to be passing.

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:35

Just switched to BBC2 for GW and women's football on instead!!!!

Not a gardening question but..........

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:36

I've got a Kindle Paperwhite which is an e-reader only.  Also have a Samsung 10.1" tablet.  Purely personal thing, but I object to paying over the odds for anything with the Apple brand on it.

My tablet cost under £200 and does everything I want of it.

Cats in my garden

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 08:17

If it's only a small area using chicken wire or similar as a cage over it might do the job.  I'm afraid the suggestions of shotguns and flame throwers don't go down well with some on the board.

Discussions started by KT53

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late again 
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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 13:26

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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Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 10:57

Apologies in advance...

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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 22:42

Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 13:13

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2016 at 22:14

Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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Last Post: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 22:46

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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