Latest posts by KT53

What lubricant for electric hedge cutter?

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 22:25

I've used 3 in 1 and WD40 over the years with no obvious ill effect on any garden plants. 

Ponds & Metal Grids

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 12:50

I would go with galvanised for two reasons.  (1) It is considerably cheaper (2) it has a matt finish and is therefore less "in your face" than stainless.

Garden Sleepers

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:07

Drilling won't cause any problems with pressure treated timber.  When my garden was done they used 6mm reinforcing rods driven through the sleepers and about 18" into the ground.

Dead grass

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 09:05

If you used the recommended amount of fertiliser that shouldn't add to the problem.  Where problems occur is when people use too much fertiliser on the basis of if x per square yard is good, twice x must be even better.  Using too much fertiliser can actually damage growth, although it will eventually recover.

As has been suggested, seeding now is the best way to address the problem and see what happens ove winter.

gardening apps

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 13:19

I'm not aware of any, but I could see the potential value of one which gave a calendar for sowing/planting and harvesting veg, flowering season for plants etc, as long as it had the ability to be customised for the area you live in.  It would save having to dig through loads of books to glean the same information.

Prehistoric Weed

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 13:16

There is a weedkiller called Kurtail which some people claim to have had a degree of success with.  https://www.progreen.co.uk/kurtail-gold  It's not cheap and I haven't used it, but if it does the job it would be worth considering.


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 21:31

I would have thought the best people to ask about this would be those in charge of your training.  If you've had practical experience in heritage or similar sites, contact them as well.  You still have 12 months to go of your course so although planning for the future is always a good idea, it's a bit early to be panicking.

Muck Boots

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 15:28

If I had any idea what muck boots are I might be able to answer

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 12:38

I have gel and foam filled knee pads, and although they're obviously better regarding freedom of movement around the garden, I can't use them for more than a few minutes before my knees get painful.  The basic, high density kneeling mat works better for me.  I guess it must be down to where the pressure is applied and how widely the load is spread.

Garden Kneelers

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 21:56

The seat certainly would help in taking some of the weight off the knees.  It also makes it easier to shift weight around when getting up or leaning to the side. I wouldn't want any storage built in.  It would make it too bulky, and potentially too heavy.  I would be storing in a shed so as long as the knee pads fold up, and the pads and hand hold section fold back over the seat it would be idea for storing too.

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