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by richard p
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 1669

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

look on the bright side.... last year both our blackcurrants and raspberries were abysmal due to the lack of rain, this lot has come at about the right time for them to be a bumper crop this year.
by richard p
Wed May 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Honda vrs Mantis
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Honda vrs Mantis

mantis always seem to make good money at local auction or on ebay.

ive got a rotovator attachment for my ryobi strimmer, that works surprisingly well.
by richard p
Sat May 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Dare you..........
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Dare you..........

chill wind this morning... guess ill find summit to do in the polytunnel in a bit ive also got an ivy covered well in a secluded sun trap that may get cleared latter. in the years this day has been running ive found its rare to find it occur on a warmish day though most years i reckon on at least so...
by richard p
Fri May 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: An embarrassing confession
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: An embarrassing confession

amateurs.... we had 2005 strawberries in the crumble last weekend, we have decided the 30 year old chest freezer is being replaced by an upright one with drawers.

when we cleared out my grandmothers some of the jars of jam had dried to a column up the middle.
by richard p
Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hyundai
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Hyundai

was the clicking actually a fault? some of these battery mowers have a soft start system, first time i tried my ryobi battery mower it just hummed a bit.... but if you leave it humming whilst counting to ten it runs up to speed..... i got a pair at the local auction and they both do it. they were ch...
by richard p
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help choosing a mower!
Replies: 16
Views: 7365

Re: Help choosing a mower!

choce of mower depends on what youre cutting. ive used everything from an electric flymo on a handkercheif sized lawn to a 40 inch 15 hp rideon on a lawn that takes an hour . personally if buying a walk behind mower its got to be self propelled, single lever height control , honda or briggs and stra...
by richard p
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 16418

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

been picking raspberries and hazle nuts in the morning sunshine, still got one nut bush to do by the gate .... will have to don shorts fo that so it can wait till this evening.
by richard p
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 16418

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

probably the simplest solution is to make it clear to the individual that you are quite happy to be a good neighbour if he does the same. but that you wont hesitate , should it become necessary, to make a complaint to the local police every time you see him alone with a gun in his hand that hes thre...
by richard p
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: briggs 6hp intek
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: briggs 6hp intek

yea the ignition kill wire goes straight to a toggle switch to earth , so weve eliminated a faulty key switch and any safety cutouts
by richard p
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: briggs 6hp intek
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

briggs 6hp intek

weve got a b&s 6hp intek in a wee ride on mower. starts first time every time on the pull cord... on the starter motor it wont fire on a cold start.... works fine on a warm start ... even a couple of minutes running after a pull cord cold start is enough . this has been put together out of a cou...
by richard p
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 16418

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

my other half insists i wear shorts in the bits of the garden visible from the road.


i ve got a cotton hat thats got a zipped pocket in the side , just big enough to take a couple of keys...handy if youre not wearing anything else with pockets, keeps rain and sun off as well.
by richard p
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm giving it up...
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: I'm giving it up...

feeling a bit hangovery in the morning is just as likely to be due to not drinking enough water the day before. an alcohol induced hangover is due to the alcohol using all the water in the blood to break itself down.... a pint of water before bed after a session can avoid a hangover the following mo...
by richard p
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Knives on the Allotment
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: Knives on the Allotment

i now carry a folding knife with replacable stanley type blades, lives permenantly in a trouser pocket. the machette hangs down the back of the passenger seat in the van... out of sight but reachable from the drivers seat. last time brother in law borrowed my 4x4 he removed the hand axe from the dri...
by richard p
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 16613

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

weve got pleanty of blackbirds... theyve had all the cherries , all the tayberries, a lot of the raspberries and now started on the black currants.... im sure i was sworn at this morning .... i ve picked all the tops of the blackcurrant bushes over the last couple of evening , this morning i cut off...
by richard p
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 16613

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

presumably evaporation would cool the plants, and some of the water would enter the soil,...if hes not paying for the water using it efficiently wont be a concern.

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