Latest posts by KT53

Caution! Virus

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:00
fidgetbones says:

Wiping secateurs and loppers with meths before moving on to the next plant may help, but many are carried by aphids. Encourage the blue tits.

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 I'm not saying it might not be a good idea, but how practical is it?

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:33

Quite a transformation. You should be really pleased with yourself.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:03
Richard Hodson says:

We need, in my opinion, some leaders who have some bottle and will fight for our rights as our grandparents did many years ago, a few Winston Churchills wouldn't go amiss.

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 I wouldn't disagree with that sentiment, but as we don't have leaders who will fight for our rights we have to do it for ourselves.  Can anybody tell me what concessions the mighty Mr Cameron wrestled from the hands of Brussels in his hard fought campaign?

WARNING! Hoses with Aluminum Fittings/Couplers

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 07:57
fidgetbones says:

We have taps here not faucets.

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 Why pick the OP up on the terminology, rather than thanking them for providing potential useful information?

New Tool Concept

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 14:08
Malcolm Brown2 says:

A pitch fork usually has only two spaced tines and has no handle.  It is used for pitching bales onto a trailer and is jolly hard work.

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 I presume you mean it has no hand grip at the end of the handle.  If it had no handle it would be hoop with spikey ends.

Progress update

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:15
Daniel Haynes says:

Following the changes that were made to the forum last week, here is an update on several of the other issues we weren’t able to fit into that build.

First unread post
We can’t do this at present, unfortunately - this is a complex function to build from scratch in the new system and we have finite resources at our disposal. For now have to prioritise issues which affect accessibility first over those extra functions that are ‘nice to have’. I’m sorry for any annoyance / disappointment this causes.

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 That is a huge disappointment.  First unread post is a fundamental requirement for most boards, particularly when there is a very active thread.  I don't understand how that was overlooked when creating the functional spec for the site.

Forum notifications - update

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:13

I swithched them off on this topic yesterday (not ON as I'd stated in my previous reply) and haven't received notification since.  Unfortunately, because the default setting sets it back on again, I'll have to switch it back off every time I contribute.

It would make more sense to me to have the box un-checked by default.

Garden Sounds

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:09

Sounds of the robin and the blackbird.  It makes me chuckle when the resident blackbird starts cussing at me when it wants to get in amongst the bugs where I'm digging.

New Tool Concept

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:06

I've just had a look at your survey.  One question refers to a garden pitch fork and another simply to a garden fork.  These are very different implements and I'm unaware of anybody using a pitch fork for normal gardening purposes.  If you are referring to a conventional garden fork in both questions I would suggest you modify the question.


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:04

Wherever you source it, make sure you are at home and check the actual quality of the soil before they off load it.  When I was having my garden done the landscaper sent the first lorry load straight back after quite a heated conversation with the supplier.  2nd delivery was genuinely top quality.

Discussions started by KT53

Locking threads after period of inactivity.

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Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 17:37

Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:03

Identification please.

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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 18:31

Alpines in raised bed

would this work? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:37

Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 15:38

British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 18:21

Subscription copy

late again 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 13:44

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please

...as I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn

...how to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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