Latest posts by KT53

Lawn movers

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 17:46

My neighbour has recently purchased a Gtech cordless mower and loves it.  They aren't cheap, but come with 2 batteries which is more than enough for her to do all her lawns, which will be roughly the area you are looking to do.  Great advantage obviously is the lack of a mains lead.

Hiding a wall

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 18:55

Is it your own wall?  Can you attach wires or trellis direct to the wall?

Japanese Maple

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 18:53

That could be wind / frost damage.  New growth is pretty delicate.

Is this bug harmful to my plants

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 12:39

This from the link provided by Hostafan1.

"No damage is caused by the common green shield bug. The southern green shield bug may cause distorted bean pods and damaged fruits"  Nothing in the text to explain how to identify the southern from the northern.  Do we have to listen to the accent?

Garden Centre Recommendations

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:53

I can't help with the specifics, but most garden centres now seem to be either Wyevale or Dobbies.  There is also Blue Diamond which from my experience seem to do a much better job of managing their plants.

If you can find an independent GC you are probably going to get better quality.

Frostbitten Pieris

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:47
maryplain says:

We had a really hard frost last week and my Pieris has suffered badly. All the pink new growth has gone brown and it looks terrible. Should I pinch off the dead leaves? Will that affect any further new growth?

See original post

 They discussed exactly that on the Beechgrove Garden this week.  As I recall they said to leave the damaged growth until new healthy stuff appears.  The concern was that removing the damage exposed new areas to be hit again if there is another frost.

Damage to climbing rose new growth

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:46

Sparrows are the main culprits in my garden.  I had to net over clematis because they were taking off all the tips.

Novel way to remove moss and weeds from a lawn!

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:25

A work colleague of my wife was advised to burn Pampas Grass.  He poured petrol on it because it didn't burn when he tried first time.  Apparently it basically exploded because the petrol fumes got trapped between sections.

Novel way to remove moss and weeds from a lawn!

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 09:21

I can see how that method would get rid of moss as it's basically all on, or very near, the surface.  Less convinced that it would get rid of the deeper rooted weeds.  No, I'm not advocating it as a system for general use!

Hedgerow coming up in lawn

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 16:39

I don't think you're likely to get an answer from Baines.  They posted just twice, in July 2014.  I don't think they're very active on the site.

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