Latest posts by KT53

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:51
thomas leng says:
Thanks. Will fill bottom with rubble and then top with soil. Will leave to resettle. Its a fair size! Just emptying has been a mammoth task!!!! See original post

 You will have to accept that there will be a lot of settling over time.  I have a raised bed, roughtly 2 foot deep,  where the bottom 9" or so were filled with rubble and then filled up to the top with soil.  That was 3 years ago and the soil level has dropped by between 6 and 8 inches as it drops into the gaps in the rubble and compresses and consolidates under the effect of weather.  It's hard to understand how the soil level can drop by an amount almost equal to the initial depth of rubble, but it has.

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:26
Hostafan1 says:

From the comments above I see kt is still being as vile as ever it was. 

Handy ignore button sorted it out for me thankfully.

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 It clearly didn't as you're still moaning

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:25
Beaus Mum says:

KT3 that's a bit rude re "wrinkles" you'll be old one day too!

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 It won't be 'one day' Beaus Mum / Joyce 21- I actually am one!  The point I was making was that Wyevale isn't really a place for people interested in gardening any more.  Coachloads of people, wrinkly or otherwise, are disgorged at regular intervals at our local one and simply head straight to the cafe.  Wyevale is really little more than a glorified motorway service station now.

Last edited: 09 September 2016 19:27:45

Hoorah for the Paralympics

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:20
fidgetbones says:

I find some of the groups  confusing. I know each group is supposed to be equal disability, but I watched a butterfly swim race. 5 had one arm, one had no arms, and the winner had two arms., that both seemed to work properly.

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 Possibly the person with both arms had more weakness in the legs.  I do agree though that the groups can seem very confusing.


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:18

There generally is a way to get images back as long as you don't record anything else after you have deleted it.  If you have a contract phone I would recommend speaking to the provider.  You can't be the first person to have done it.

Alternatively do a search on "recovering images on mobile phone" and there are lots of links from there.


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:17

There generally is a way to get images back as long as you don't record anything else after you have deleted it.  If you have a contract phone I would recommend speaking to the provider.  You can't be the first person to have done it.

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:15

Yes you would mow over it.  The current lawn edge needs to be pretty level to start with, and you'll need to cut a slot around the edge deep enough for the edging to drop into.  Many of them claim you can hammer it in, but that has never worked for me.

GW Subscription Issues

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:12
Sylvia Brown says:

My September issue has still not arrived

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 You need to contact the subscriptions department.  It may have gone astray in the post, or if courier delivered they simply haven't bothered to deliver it yet.  I had terrible problems when they changed to courier delivery with either non-delivery or it arriving up to 2 weeks late.  I contacted the subs people and they reverted to Royal Mail - no further problems.

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:34
Thejazz says:

There is a massive Wyvale near me at Bridgemere Cheshire. Its so big people come on coach trips from all over. I just find them very expensive in comparison to an independent I use. My wife and feel that it's all very 'instant gardening' and aimed at the day trippers. There are two others in Cheshire that I know off. One is excellent, the other, as said earlier has become a bit downtrodden. With small stock that's not in very good nick. However, we are very lucky in Cheshire and have quite a bit of choice. 

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 I'm guessing that's the one which used to be Bridgmere Garden World way back when.  If so, it had gone downhill badly long before Wyevale got involved with it.  We used to call in there on our way back from visiting friends near Manchester, and saw the decline over time.

Not attempting to justify stupid prices, and you're right that a number of Wyevale places seem more aimed at day trippers than gardeners.  I was actually at our local one today to use up my vouchers before the run out!  Could hardly move for wrinklies, and no chance to get a cuppa as millions of them were queueing in there too.

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:32
Rekusu says:

To All,

Thanks for the replies.  Risky to jump the fence and 'trim' when they are away since apart from anything else, trespass comes to mind!

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 Trespass would be the least of your worries.  Do what Verdun claims he did years ago and you would probably find yourself in court charged with criminal damage.  In one of the other posts you mentioned your neighbour agreeing to 1 metre.  You could always 'misunderstand' and take it down to 1 metre rather than taking 1 metre off.  "Whoops, I misunderstood"  Just joking but I can imagine it being tempting.

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