Latest posts by KT53

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 08:39
Nanniemo says:

Thanks for this Jacqueline29, I love visiting NGS gardens throughout the year and will definitely be watching this. I agree with you Busy-Lizzie, I used to enjoy the programme showing the gardens being picked for the NGS too.

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 I enjoyed those programmes too.  It was interesting to see the way different assessors worked too.  Most were really helpful and positive, whilst some seemed to be rather less so!

Border Dispute

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 08:36

I agree there are few winners in a border/boundary dispute, but is the OP expected simply to give in immediately and hand over part of their garden if they are not in the wrong?  If they are confident that the boundary line is still in its original position surely it's up the the neighbour to prove that it isn't.  It will all be cost to them not to the OP.

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 20:47
Joyce21 says:

KT 53 - mute the sound and enjoy the gardens.

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 Mute wouldn't work. I'd need some form of technology to cut Miranda Hart out of the picture completely.

I just have a horrible feeling that she will play the TV version of herself throughout the programme i.e. being stupid and annoying.

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 14:29

Sounds like it could be interesting.  Sadly it has Miranda Hart in it!  I know many people think she's great, but I really can't stand her.

GW 18th August

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 18:05

I've just watched this weeks GW and was surprised by the lack of information in a couple of the segments by Monty.

In one about progagation he referred to 'weak compost mix' without any explanation of what a 'weak mix' actually is.  Later he was showing how to take rose cuttings.  Again, no explanation of how long the cuttings should be, depth of trench or anything else.  It's just so unusual that info like that isn't provided that it jumped out at me.

Identify hedge

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 15:13

It's certainly good to hear that the OP cares, but doesn't the utility company have any responsibility to reinstate and repair damage anyway?

Neighbours Ivy damaged fences severely

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:17

I presume Godfathers are the stub concrete posts you can get to replace the rotten bottom section of timber posts.  The timber post is then bolted to these.

Where to start?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 12:22
Obelixx says:

In September, apply a Weed and Feed mix - available at DIYs and garden centres but do read the instructions about dosage and weather conditions or you may regret it. 

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Which translates as "Use the recommended dosage and no more!"  Do not think that if a dosage of y per square metre is good, two times y will be twice as good.  It doesn't work that way.  Do a search on this site for 'My lawn has gone black' if you require further confirmation.

Easy planting for a new grave

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 10:06

If the grave is in a cemetery you will need to check with the local authority to see what is permitted.  Many don't allow any planting because it creates difficult with mowing.

Advice needed as to how to remove moss from our patios and block paving

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 10:03

There is an attachment for pressure washers specifically for cleaning patios, drives etc.  For Karcher it's called a T-racer for reasons which totally escape me, but it does a great job and isn't as bad on removing the sand from the joint.  It has a revolving head and a brush 'skirt' which prevents a lot of the overspray you get with a lance.

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