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by lez
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Solomons seal sawfly
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: Solomons seal sawfly

Hi Ya, I have never heard of this pest. I did a search on line and see it goes for plants of the asparagus family. Is this true? What other plants does it go for? Never seen one or heard of them on our site and quite a few have asparagus.Goodluck
by lez
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6544

Re: Broadforks

Hi, Who said I wanted to use one? I thought, though seeing some of the replies, that some might be interested. And not only that I only see him occasionally and he lives over 40 miles away which prompted me to see if any one on here used or heard of them. Still next time I know better. bye
by lez
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6544

Re: Broadforks

Hi, I am not talkingh about how to dig but what you use. I dig the ground but do not need to use lines, marks etc. I was looking at those who want to just loosen the soil and have a bad back. from what I can gather the the broadfork makes life easier. From what I have read it's like using one of tho...
by lez
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6544

Re: Broadforks

Hi Ya, I agree sally, we used them because of the balls on the end stopped the times digging into the tubers, I thought a potato fork had flat tines to allow less damage to lifting spuds. Ba a bit of drain to dig with it. Any way it seems obvious that like me no one has heard of or used a broadfork ...
by lez
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6544

Re: Broadforks

Hi Ya, Saw the picture and that what I call a scubbins, We use to use them on the farm to feed mangles to the cattle in winter to feed. A potato fork is similar. If you do a search on line for broadfork it will come up with this tool and video of it in use. they seem expansive to me but people swear...
by lez
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 6544

Broadforks

Hi Ya, I was talking to a mate who has an allotment and he mentioned he has a broadfork for turning his ground. I looked it up but only found one and it's like a beet fork with 5 tines wooden handles each end and it takes the strain off your back when turning the soil. Has any one got one? used one?...
by lez
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Carrot Fly
Replies: 7
Views: 3574

Re: Carrot Fly

Hi Ya. Past experience has taught me to cover completely. They say carrot fly are not strong fliers but can smell carrot foliage at half a mile and follow the scent which is why they say pick in the evenings. I tried a barrier but the fly still got in and some one on our site last year got fly and t...
by lez
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Albert Bartlett seed potatos
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Albert Bartlett seed potatos

Hi Ya, I for the first time bought Albert Bartlett seed potatoes from mail order at "yougarden", The packaging left a lot to be desired and they sent a replacement twice, the third time with out me asking. I found the seed spuds, no fault of the supplier, left a lot to be desired. The seed...
by lez
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cutting holes in weed fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Re: Cutting holes in weed fabric

Hi Ya Robo, I tried using knives but they need to be very sharp. I even tried a blowtorch bit it was to fierce for the job of sealing the ends. I to am not that fastidious but do like it neat. I thought it may make the fabric last longer if the holes were sealed and maybe it could be used again. I h...
by lez
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cutting holes in weed fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Cutting holes in weed fabric

Hi Ya, Just been reading an article in a magazine about weed fabric. I have some but am yet to use it. I have tried it but the holes kept fraying. This article said about using a bean tin heated up with a blow torch and cutting holes which are sealed up by the heat. 3", three inches seems to be...
by lez
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chase Organics
Replies: 19
Views: 3170

Re: Chase Organics

Hi ya, I got the same email and I wonder if they will keep the names of the other companies going. I am on the look out fot seed spuds but isn't it a bit early yet for them to be in the shops? Maybe not as I saw them putting out easter eggs last week end in one of local shops. If I do buy seed spuds...
by lez
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Report on my new Propane burner.
Replies: 17
Views: 3703

Re: Report on my new Propane burner.

Hi Ya, I had a big problem with some weeds that came from who knows where last season. I have a paraffin burner that I bought a few years ago but have not been using. I am considering reusing it as I am loath to use weed killers. I believe you should only run over weeds with the flame lightly to dis...
by lez
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Leaking water butt
Replies: 25
Views: 8616

Re: Leaking water butt

Hi Ya, If you do decide to replace your water butt go to your local council web site as they may have some offers on good quality ones. I have looked on our local site and they have good ones buy one get one half price.
by lez
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Something from nothing!
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

Re: Something from nothing!

Hi Colin, thanks for the information. I will be having a go myself and looking at the web site. It seems to be a bit hit and miss but that will make it all the more interesting. Good luck with your exploits.
by lez
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Something from nothing!
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

Re: Something from nothing!

Hi Ya Colin, I have heard of a lot of people who grow shop bought tomatoes etc, I am interested in your spring onion trial, How did you do it? did you leaves a certain amount of white base with the root? how many did you try? did they taste ok? and do you have any phots? also what sites did you visi...

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