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Latest posts by KT53

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:39

Probably stating the obvious but the 'rope and swing the Flymo' works best with a petrol mower as you don't have the risk of running over the cable.

Do be very careful when using spiked footwear.  A friend's husband very seriously damaged his knee when he lost balance on the type of slope referred to by the OP.  He fell and twisted sideways but the spikes unfortunately did their job very well and kept his foot exactly where it was!

Monty

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:42

That's a pretty hefty brace he has on it.  Interesting that he seems to be trying to hide it apart from the opening shot.  It would tend to suggest ligament damage as he wouldn't require one after something like keyhole surgery.

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:16

For a horrible moment, when viewing the thread title, I thought the EU had brought in new rules and regulations governing what could be called a dahlia!

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:04

If you really have a 3m square patch of alstromeria you are sitting on a gold mine as "the fosters" says.  They don't root very deep and could easily be lifted and potted up.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:47

I can appreciate the quality of artwork in some tattoos, including the examples shown in this topic, but simply can't understand why anybody would deliberately mutilate their body in that way. That's the way I see tattoos anyway.

Each to their own of course but I've seen far too many absolutely awful examples.  One of the worst, or at least most unfortunate, was across the small of a ladies back on holiday.  In Gothic lettering about 4" high was what I assume was supposed be the name of her partner / husband / child "Keith", unfortunately it was spelt "Kieth".  Difficult to correct I imagine.

runner beans munched

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:01

Munching young shoots is more likely to be slugs & snails.  Birds will go for the flowers so they're just waiting their turn.

mower

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 16:59

I replaced mine with a Honda Izy.  It was more than twice the price of the Qualcast but from my experience so far cuts beautifully and is much quieter than the Qualcast.  One thing I didn't even notice when I bought it was that it has a rubberised 'skirt' at the back which stops the grass blowing out from underneath.  I no longer end up with green shoes when I mow the grass

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

I have 4 hydrangeas in the garden, 3 are absolutely fine but the 4th is being attacked by something.  A lot of holes in leaves and chunks out of the edges.  I've looked closely but can't see any beasties which might be responsible.

Any ideas??

our new lawmowers

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:51

And you can't eat a petrol mower

How to finish the edge of my new rockery

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:27

I think there are 2 elements to the 'problem'.  Firstly the stone used for the edging is not the same as the rocks within the rockery itself.  Secondly the edging stones seem to have been laid on the surface.  I think they would look better partly buried, but better still if you could use matching stone throughout.  The issue of lining up the strata has been mentioned in earlier replies.

The whole thing will take time to settle and planting will eventually soften the lines of the waterfall etc.

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