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by rowbow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 25
Views: 974

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: 417

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: 193

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: 279

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: 768

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: 304

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: 3982

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: 183

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: 3982

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. :)
by rowbow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Compost
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: Compost

Try Amazon, a huge amount of suppliers in some cases free postage, if you're a prime member some products are free postage delivered next day. :wink:
by rowbow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Maggots
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Maggots

Sounds like house fly maggots, how do they taste pickled :)
by rowbow
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: chicken manure pellets
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: chicken manure pellets

You could soak the pellets in water overnight give it stir, water around plants, saves disturbing the soil. :wink:
by rowbow
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Barrel pond problem
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Barrel pond problem

You could always use blackjack DPC bitumen paint which is waterbased until dry. :) :mrgreen:
by rowbow
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: brown leeks
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: brown leeks

When I get rust on the leeks I cut the tops off down to 1" above the white section the leaves grow back and usually free of rust :)
by rowbow
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.
Replies: 141
Views: 3982

Re: Mid Autumn Bits and Bobs 2017.

Bees love privet flowers and the honey is good but doesn't smell like the flowers. :mrgreen: :D

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