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by rowbow
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Railways and allotments
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Railways and allotments

The Midland steam trust at Quorn Leic's, have a dig for England team at the station, the open days are usually themed on wartime events.
by rowbow
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Bean/Pea Frame
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Bean/Pea Frame

I have been using the pea harp method, end of the season just cut the hemp strings and compost the lot
by rowbow
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: LED Growing Lights
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: LED Growing Lights

I have mine 18" above the bed, the higher you go the weaker the useful rays? :mrgreen:
by rowbow
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: LED Growing Lights
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: LED Growing Lights

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06W51X8JQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075B4DNKM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0759JJQMV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hope this works :m...
by rowbow
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mares Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Mares Tail

My wife wanted her own plot, she managed to get one just up from our other one, the lady that had it before didn't plant much in it but did know how to grow mares tail, we had to take up all of the slabbed paths, we double dug the whole plot some of the roots went down further, so we dug down to get...
by rowbow
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: LED Growing Lights
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: LED Growing Lights

Hi I am using LED grow lights and they are performing well, got the LED's on a 5m role from Amazon red/blue spectrum, you will also need connectors and a 12v transformer, I found that the connectors are the ones with wires attached to enable you to bend them around corners, I cut mine in to 1m lengt...
by rowbow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Decision made!

I was given a10'x12' cedar greenhouse with concrete plinth and toughened glass, I didn't want a glass house because it would be time-consuming, so I tacked good quality butterfly netting on all of the sections before erection, the shelving was fixed all around the eaves it's a very expensive cage, t...
by rowbow
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Lawn help needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Lawn help needed.

When I was marshalling on are golf course if I came upon a puddle on the greens or fairways I would bash a spike in to get through the compacted soil, the water would go down like a plug hole. :)
by rowbow
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: At the check out
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: At the check out

I was in the RANGE yesterday lots of good quality seeds for 99p :mrgreen:
by rowbow
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise 2017 Seasons Greetings
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise 2017 Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas everyone, and may your onions be bigger than the other mans. :D
by rowbow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Leaking water butt
Replies: 25
Views: 1840

Re: Leaking water butt

Have you tried plumbers plastic solder, the solvent for joining pipes, put it on the inside and outside :D
by rowbow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Weeding advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Weeding advice.

On building sites in the early sixties, they used a grading frame, an "A" frame with mesh on one side, then just chuck a shovel full of sand and gravel at it, the larger stones would roll down the front, I have made one for my plot to remove stones from my sandy soil you can move it around...
by rowbow
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.
Replies: 141
Views: 6853

Re: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.

If the pupa lives in the ground to overwinter would ground cover work, after harvesting leeks/onions/garlic, plastic sheeting will keep the soil warm to make them hatch quicker, a little garlic powder will not go amiss for the white rot. :mrgreen:
by rowbow
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Maggots
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Maggots

For wasp grubs we used to get a chemical from the chemist (I can't remember what it was called) we soaked paper in it and let it dry ,when you put a light to it the smoke it gave off was unbelievable we would push this into the entrance of the nest and set fire to it then run ,give it half an hour ...
by rowbow
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.
Replies: 141
Views: 6853

Re: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.

When we were at our son's wedding in Galway, most of the hedging was Fusia's red and yellow very small flowers. :)

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