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by Clive.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 203

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 179
Views: 3409

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: 260

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: 179
Views: 3409

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.
by Clive.
Sat May 30, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

Aye, and here it's blackfly on the broad beans.....

Invicta gooseberries stewed ready for lunch time. :)
...and the "mercury", markery, good king henry is picked/washed, and in the bowl ready for some microwave energy later.... :)

C.
by Clive.
Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

We had a few spots of rain blow by in the wind this morning...but the wind has really been battering things during the day. I see it gusted to 49mph, a few miles east of here, in Wainfleet on two hours late this afternoon.... I see it only calms down Sunday evening..... Our little pond is looking ve...
by Clive.
Tue May 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5707

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

...need supermarkets.?..... I do. :oops: ..unless I am to live on radishes. :wink: .... Used up the very last bag of peas in the freezer today. and then there's a gap here due partly to non activity in kitchen garden over the last couple of years....should be on Mercury, Markery, Good King Henry..bu...

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