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by Clive.
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where did it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Where did it go?

Last night I went up to the co-op at 6:15pm and my car reckoned it was dark enough to put the lights on........

Meanwhile, I see in deepest Bedfordshire there's been quaking of the earth as well as dark mornings and evenings....

C.
by Clive.
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 753

Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

I'm sure I've recounted this before...but it always seems a bit sad when beans etc are coming to an end for the year.... ...but I've now completed the cut out of the old and tie in of the new raspberry canes and today the loganberries have been trained and tied in... ...now, I see that as a starting...
by Clive.
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 3141

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Interesting ref the runner beans at home here. I grew them from the same batch of own saved seed as a couple of years ago. They are an unknown fully black seeded variety. Two years ago when last gown they made a huge amount of foliage with low bean set...whilst this year they are so sparse on leaf b...
by Clive.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS

My plan for the year to dig and keep clean but not plant up my vegetable garden, other than a couple of rows of broad beans all due to work and other commitments, changed, almost overnight, to see it now fully planted almost to how my mother and father would have had it...with suddenly time on hands...
by Clive.
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Interesting fun with the bees.!!... We had a honey bees going in to the house wall cavity via two air bricks and also a hole in mortar last weekend. By observation they were not going in with any pollen load so I have gone with the idea that they were in there looting.?? They were buzzing loudly, co...
by Clive.
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

11mm from steady rain from 6am here In E. Lincs...the sun is just peeping through again now :)

I haven't wandered down the garden path so many times today..... So when I did, growth of everything is quite noticeable.. :)

C.
by Clive.
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

We have had a few old planes flying over from East to west, Clive, any idea what they are up to? Sorry Old H', I missed your aeroplane posting. :oops: ....don't know why.?..got distracted, maybe.. :wink: I had a look on flightradar24 playback for the time just before your post...and one overflight ...
by Clive.
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

My first job, YTS, was at a local Honda agent in the early 1980s...and we too liked to get a Honda on to it if we could..

C.
by Clive.
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Those early Suffolks on the 1960s Atcos seem to run sweeter than the later ones, they had a bigger flywheel than the later ones like on my engine. Mine is mid 1970s. I do have a similar Atco chassis in the shed but it has a Villiers on it. The change to using Suffolk engines would have happened afte...
by Clive.
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

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 Clive.
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

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 model...
by Clive.
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

It's better than the dank drizzly few days....I know we wanted rain...but I very soon was wanting the sunshine back ;) I even went back to thinking about lawn mowers and ordered up some "Atco" parts to potentially re-activate a stalled project....reckon its been sat on my bench covered up ...
by Clive.
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Now this has reminded me...I'm sure I've recounted it before..but hey-ho... An earlier type shredder from that company was ordered by a customer..I unpacked it, built it up, oilled and fueled and gave it a run.... was busting to see what it could do but no way could it be tested with real material b...
by Clive.
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: late planting potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: late planting potatoes

One year when there was barley not far off coming into ear in the back field here.. the farm arrived and mowed a large rectangle down, ploughed and worked the ground...... Then we saw the potato planter arrive.... I have a feeling it was a crop for canning..so in those days wonder if it was Maris Pe...
by Clive.
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 5306

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

1.5mm here. Sticking staunchly to water underneath at planting and sowing..with hoeing the top, as "mulch". Tateys remain a little slow but most other moving along ok

C.

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