Latest posts by KT53


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:36

Which controller do you have?  The instructions provided should show how to set the system to manual operation.

Subscription copy

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 13:04

I should add that we returned from holiday yesterday to discover the hand delivered copy on the door mat.  That means it was delivered some time after 2nd June, which is when we went away.

Subscription copy

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:24

My experience over the past few months has been the same as those described above.  When I phoned the subs people after non delivery last month I was told it would be reverted to Royal Mail.  When the June copy didn't arrive I contacted them again, to be told it would revert to Royal Mail from July!!

I'll wait to see what happens with the July copy.

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 22:07

Just returned from a week away to find large area of lovely brown / black horsetail.  I sprayed with Roundup after trampling the area and it seems to be working.  As I mentioned earlier in the topic, I dug the entire area over last year and went through every fork full by hand to remove as much as I could.  It didn't reappear until May this year.  I'll repeat the Roundup if necessary and will be using the veg plot seriously again from next year.  Hopefully the competition from other plants will discourage the horsetail.  It was never evident when the veg plot was in regular use.


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:50

The one rc refers to looks very similar to the Mantis, and the HSS web page states it's not suitable for large areas of previously uncultivated land.  I have my doubts that it would be up to the job of breaking up what is likely to be fairly compacted ground, unless the soil is very light.

If you can get a conventional rotovator into the garden, it will save a lot of hard work.

Overgrown garden

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:41

With a slightly over grown garden the idea of cutting back a bit and waiting a year is a good one.  Wait a year with that lot and you might never find the garden again.  Or if you did go in, you might never find your way back out!

A good shredder is an absolute must given how much you have to get rid of.  You'll be amazed at how little plants reduce to when shredded.

Temporary screening

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:37

That last response looks suspiciously like an advert to me.

Progress update

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:13

Any progress on the "Go to first unread"?  I'm going to be away for a week and trying to find the relevant point in long topics when I get back is going to be a total nightmare.  I won't have access to t'interweb while I'm away.

Progress update

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:10
NoraGW says:

Bee witched and sanjy67 - hovering is a function that isn't possible to do on mobile or tablet device. As we look to introduce functionality that's useful on all devices, hovering isn't something we're prioritising at the moment.

See original post

 Sorry that's a cop out.  I suspect the vast majority of us still use standard computers, and to discount a widely used feature because it can't be used on a minority of devices really isn't an acceptable reason. I would say it's probably the most useful feature of many sites as it avoids the need to click to open and then close items which turn out to be of no interest.

Marestail, Subbase, Artificial Lawn

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:05
plant pauper says:

It's called a*s covering.  I think just apply with a dollop of common sense and try to remember not to drink it.

See original post

 Very good advice.  I don't normally read the small print anyway, and now I remember why.

Discussions started by KT53

Roundup Ultra

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Something eating hydrangea

any ideas what? 
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Any dahias which don't need to be lifted?

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Someone's stolen 'Talkback'

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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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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: Today at 10:10

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

...as I don't have a scoobie 
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