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by richard p
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 30363

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: 30363

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.
by richard p
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Best early Peas
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

Re: Best early Peas

if the whole allotment was covered in a net cage all year would you get a build up of insect pests that the birds would have normally eaten?


perhaps a curtain system like round hospital beds to control which bits birds can access on any one day.
by richard p
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Controversial diet matters.
Replies: 91
Views: 13309

Re: Controversial diet matters.

i too have never had a pot noodle, ill admit to one mouthful of coke some 45 years ago. whether it was the real one or pepsi i cant remember,.

the biggest con of the last few years is the no sugar thing ... they chuck in aspartamine as a sweetener even though its a known neurotoxin.
by richard p
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sign of age
Replies: 30
Views: 5365

Re: Sign of age

can see it now " a thousand and one uses of a crutch dibber"
by richard p
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sitting and admiring your plot
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: Sitting and admiring your plot

i sat in the shade of the cherry tree this afternoon with the intention of admiring the roses for a spell.... the eyelids persisted in getting in the way
by richard p
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Article I am planning on writing
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Article I am planning on writing

i use cloves when necessary , usually protection from thorns or stinging nettles, either from toolstation.... http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p74361?searchstr=gloves ... 1.28 per pair or whatever similar the pound shop had when i last went to town...(.once since xmas) slightly off track .... have yo...
by richard p
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tidy plot versus a jungle
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

Re: Tidy plot versus a jungle

i go with the jungle option gives the rabbits etc the choice of what to eat and you get a healthy mix of insects on the wild flowers. the jungle provides year round habitat for the mini beasties. stinging nettles amongst the raspberries means the granddaughters dont eat all the crop before i get the...
by richard p
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: General Election
Replies: 38
Views: 7377

Re: General Election

im generally bored by politics.... cant remember when i voted for someone cos i thought they were good , more a case of voting to keep the other plonker out cos theyre a damn sight worse.
by richard p
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 30363

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

i can here a cuckoo as im typing this, heard it a couple of days ago awell
by richard p
Wed May 31, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Article I am planning on writing
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Article I am planning on writing

depends on the weather and what im doing , took a pair of sandals on the ride on mowerthis afternoon for when ive got to hop off to open gates, to wellies,socks boiler suit and forestry helmit (full face and ear protection)when using the petrol strimmer yesterday. i use gloves when necessary (stingi...
by richard p
Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Full blown Spring Bits and Bobs. - 2017
Replies: 313
Views: 40343

Re: Full blown Spring Bits and Bobs. - 2017

spent time in the polytunnel this morning sorting out the supports for the 22 tomato plants and generally weeding , a balmy 68f and the pitter patter of light rain on the plastic. reset the max min thermometer cos it had gone off the scale at over 50c sometime in the last week. should be some more s...
by richard p
Mon May 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: 2 stroke starting problems.year 2017.
Replies: 13
Views: 4538

Re: 2 stroke starting problems.year 2017.

if you value your time a replacement chinese carb is a no brainer compared to fiddling with service kits. wrong fuel /oil ratio is the standard get out of the claim reaction on any 2 stroke failure, impossible for the user to prove every fill has been correct. im not convinced that super accurate mi...
by richard p
Sun May 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Aircraft identification needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Re: Aircraft identification needed

if theres two with 4 propellors , following each other close and low its likely to be hercules', i saw two just north of exeter a couple of weeks or so ago, was actually surprised they were so close to exeter airport.... not that exter airport is that busy .
by richard p
Sun May 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise Log
Replies: 175
Views: 22647

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise Log

the leyland would have been a blue painted 225.... 2 wheel drive 25 hp , the previous model painted orange was the nuffield mini tractor. the split bucket on a drott is a 4in1 bucket, on loader arms, can be used as a loader bucket, grader, grab or bulldozer, totally different to the flattish blade o...

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