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by Cider Boys
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Meanwhile, keeping on the mowing theme....it's self inflicted hair cut day today... First time, the other month, it went so well...today I misread the comb fittings...and put on the 3mm instead of the 1/2" (3/6).....oh dear... :oops: ..would be interested to see the mower...even if upside down...
by Cider Boys
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Hello Barney, This one is the old Suffolk Super Colt chassis with Suffolk 75G14 cast iron engine which was sold in its day with a changed handle style as the Atco 12" standard. Some chassis parts like bearings, bottom blade are still about as I believe they have been utilised on a current mode...
by Cider Boys
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Upside Down Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Upside Down Photos

Thank you Peter and Stephen for the information, I borrow my wife's phone to take pictures and have uploaded successfully to the forum in the past but my latest pictures of my Atco mower display upside down but will try what you both suggest and hopefully will succeed.

Barney
by Cider Boys
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Upside Down Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Upside Down Photos

When I try to upload a photo it displays it upside down, what am I doing wrong? :?

Barney
by Cider Boys
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Reading Clive's post about the Atco project reminded me that I got my old Atco out for some mowing last week in the sun. It started second pull and ran smoothly with very little oil smoke from the Suffolk engine, it had not been started for at least 5 years. If you read this Clive I would be gratefu...
by Cider Boys
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Dear Barney, veg growing seems to get more challenging as the years get on, due to the weather!! I do hope your Runners recover...Just had a Mole out of Old Codgers Runner beans, so he was very grateful...they do so much damage when the plants are trying to get established.... Thanks OH for your ki...
by Cider Boys
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I thankfully have escaped the hail and thunder storms but the wind has been the most destructive. My plot is extremely exposed just a few miles from the sea and the strong winds have severely damaged my runner beans. It has broken off the growing tips half way up the canes and on my later sowings ha...
by Cider Boys
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: BLACK FLY
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: BLACK FLY

I've had the blackfly on my broad beans for a fortnight or so and I have run out of chemical spray so am spraying with about 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid mixed in 1 litre of water. Have not checked my runner beans but they usually start on the broad beans then appear on the runners later so wil...
by Cider Boys
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 149
Views: 2619

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Had a little light rain earlier to-day, much appreciated but we do need much more. Saw these Flag Irises in a rhyne earlier when out with the dog.
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Barney
by Cider Boys
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Potato blight??
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Potato blight??

If I had to make a presumption at the very worst I would suggest that it may be a possible strain of mosaic virus exacerbated by the recent hot weather, but let's hope that it isn't. Did you plant certified seed potatoes? Most likely since you say that you are growing them in a pot/bag is that it co...
by Cider Boys
Sat May 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5320

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Blackfly on my broad beans as well. Mustn't grumble though since potatoes and even the courgettes (after removing their affected leaves) now have recovered from the surprise frost attack a little while ago. I used to boil up rhubarb leaves to spray on blackfly but I have eaten all my rhubarb so few ...
by Cider Boys
Wed May 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5320

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Could you try placing some wire mesh (chicken wire or similar) on the ground surrounding the rose?

Barney
by Cider Boys
Mon May 18, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Favourite Acquired Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Favourite Acquired Tools

I have many old tools, some that I have bought and others that I have acquired over the years. One of my favourites is an old Neverbend spade that has a narrow and very sharp blade that I use very regularly, I remember finding it in the back of an old Commer pickup that I bought over 50 years ago, T...
by Cider Boys
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5320

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Yes, there was a frost here this morning. I was always a bit of a late planting gardener but this year I have made an effort to plant early and may have paid the price. Potatoes, courgettes, lettuce and runner beans look like they have had a bit of a shock but at least the broad beans still look per...
by Cider Boys
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 52
Views: 2229

Re: Allowable exercise

If it were me Compo, I would just make sure that I kept my distance from them. They know the rules and choose to flout them and I doubt that they would take any notice of being reminded of the 2 metre distancing.

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