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Tertrill, the garden weeder robot

Posted: 02/02/2018 at 13:39

"Because weeding sucks, you should make a robot do it." OMG thank you for making me laugh on such a cold wintery day. 


I love weeding, plus they obviously don't have bindweed or ground elder in the USA, can you imagine that being cut and spread around your garden.  Brilliant.  I'm going to be chuckling to myself all afternoon.


Happy Friday all x

Waste water from an RO water purifier

Posted: 20/01/2018 at 15:11

No he doesn’t add the salt until after he has purified it and he gets pure water. there is waste water which comes out of the purifier which  wI’ll have a higher concentrate of chemicals than tap water.  

Waste water from an RO water purifier

Posted: 20/01/2018 at 14:36

My husband recently set up a marine fish tank and has a water purifier. 


After me asking for a water butt for years he decided to get one and said he would link it up to the drainpipe for the garden and he would also put his waste water in there from the water purifer.


I've just clocked he has no intention of connecting it to the down pipe and it is just for his waste water and he wants me to use it on the garden.


There was me, thinking oh fab I'll have rain water for the garden and my plants will be so much better off for it, but now I'm thinking I'll just be using poorer quality water than that that comes from the hose.


Does anyone else use waste water from a purifier on their garden ? I need some persuading it isn't going to damage my plants.  I'd much rather use rain water :-( Really annoyed.


We are on light sandy soil as well so the garden benefits from being watered, although due to being on a water meter, I try and keep this to a minimum. 


Any advice gratefully received. Thank you.

tools for the more mature person

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 14:02

I used a friends Kent & Stowe Garden Life spade and it was so light it was such fun to use.


http://www.kentandstowe.com/Our-products/Digging/Garden-Life-Stainless-Steel-Digging-Spade


http://www.kentandstowe.com/Our-products/Digging/Garden-Life-Stainless-Steel-Digging-Fork


http://www.kentandstowe.com/Our-products/Cutting/Garden-Life-Bypass-Loppers


http://www.kentandstowe.com/Our-products/Lawn-Care/Garden-Life-Stainless-Steel-Lawn-Leaf-Rake etc


Their Garden Life range is 40% lighter than stainless steel (for the fork and spade).  I was trying to find a website with all of their range in one place, but they seem to have changed their website for the worse, but I think a lot of their tools are available in that range, you just need to go through each section to find it.


Hope that helps.

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 20:47

It wouldn't be grape hyacinth (Muscari) leaves would it?  I have a patch that look a bit similar to that.


I may well be wrong though.

Squirrels

Posted: 30/12/2017 at 21:10

Back to the original thread, we ended up getting a bird feeder pole and putting this up and hanging the feeders off that.  It works a treat.  the squirrels can't get at the food at all. 


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardman-A01158-Universal-Squirrel-Baffle/dp/B001E1DTGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514668086&sr=8-1&keywords=squirrel+baffler


https://www.lovegardenbirds.co.uk/gardman-decorative-feeding-station?gclid=CjwKCAiAj53SBRBcEiwAT-3A2LPLiMFc49LnV6u-OdnXdl7gLpEv2d5DReOKdgFJgThImM5ihvAg_RoC4_UQAvD_BwE

Robin

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 21:30

I have one that each time I go out to the garden, as soon as I open the shed it flies to the door and jumps around and is just behind me until i get the bird food out.  Love it. 

Merry Christmas to all

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 21:27

Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who has answered any of my posts this year and been part of my learning journey.  Such a fab group.  Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas.

Plant id please

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 20:57

could anyone id these for me please. The first one is a campanula but not sure which variety, the second one looks like a primula but not quite. 




Thank you  

Plant id please and plant id apps

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 21:02

Thank you for the plant id of Cistus above.  Helpful as ever.  Thank you.

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