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by richard p
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Plastic Milk Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Plastic Milk Bottle

i use 2 litre bottles filled with water to weigh down edges of fleece and plastic sheets.

they do dissintegrate after a few years so it pays to coninuously add new ones and scrap oldest ones.
by richard p
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Autumn Bliss raspberry canes
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Autumn Bliss raspberry canes

ive got some autumn raspberries that i bought maybe 25 years ago , ive never pruned them bar strimming round the perimeter of the slowly expanding patch and cutting out random pathways through it to be able to reach the fruit. i get early summer fruit on the old canes and later fruit on new canes. i...
by richard p
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: SMART METER
Replies: 23
Views: 6496

Re: SMART METER

we had a smart meter fitted to the worksop last summer, it doesnt tell me anything that a dumb one didnt just sends the readings off so they dont have to send a meter reader round weve got a dumb meter on the house , with edf , billed monthly, paid online in arrears. every month the estimated bill a...
by richard p
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Has the UK gone to pot?
Replies: 16
Views: 3180

Re: Has the UK gone to pot?

ive actually avoided forums for the last fortnight or so because of the heated arguments. but i can remember us joining the common market. i can remember my business and large parts of uk agriculture being trashed by the eu in the early eighties along with our fishing industry for me as an almost re...
by richard p
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Leaving your veg when you go on holiday
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Leaving your veg when you go on holiday

couple of weeks in the canaries sometime between nov and feb works for us.... this jan went to marrakesh instead, ok once but its canaries this winter.
by richard p
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: mowers
Replies: 23
Views: 7863

Re: mowers

i usually giveit a few pulls to get some oily petrol in the cylinder to lubricate things, then if theres no sign of life a squirt of carb cleaner or easystart.
by richard p
Mon May 23, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's the point of ditches?
Replies: 28
Views: 4525

Re: What's the point of ditches?

30 years ago you could legally bury dead livestock or phone the local hunt kennels, now your supposed to pay for incineration. is it any wonder wildlife finds dead sheep before the owner?

its the same with rubbish , make disposal difficult or expensive and you get more fly tipping.
by richard p
Sun May 22, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's the point of ditches?
Replies: 28
Views: 4525

Re: What's the point of ditches?

a cess pit is purely a holding tank , all the brown waste should go into it , when its full it needs physical emptying. a septic tank is normally a two chambered tank again for brown waste but normally the grey goes in aswell, clean rainwater from roofs etc should go elsewhere, bacterial action in t...
by richard p
Sat May 21, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's the point of ditches?
Replies: 28
Views: 4525

Re: What's the point of ditches?

is the offending tank a fiberglass onion shaped thing? not that it really matters cos in reallity youre going to ignore the holy bottom and plead ignorance if officialdom notices,... perhaps if it was pumped out in dry weather it would be possible to patch it from the inside either with fibreglass o...
by richard p
Fri May 20, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's the point of ditches?
Replies: 28
Views: 4525

Re: What's the point of ditches?

bashing a hole in the bottom of a septic tank seems ludicrous... its bound to fill with ground water in wet weather and leak raw sewage continuously, round here they just lay land drains from near the end of the soak away or drainage field to the nearest ditch...that way the end of the soakaway is a...
by richard p
Wed May 18, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's the point of ditches?
Replies: 28
Views: 4525

Re: What's the point of ditches?

the ground is like a sponge, when its damp the capillary action between the soil particles and the organic matter itself combine to retain moisture in the soil mass, in extreemely wet periods theres more water than the soil mass can hold internally so it lies as puddles, bogs or drains sideways into...
by richard p
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Guttering on shed
Replies: 17
Views: 3711

Re: Guttering on shed

wait for it to rain and see what is happening then.
by richard p
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Referendum
Replies: 17
Views: 3484

Re: The Referendum

not quite correct barney, if you tell tv licensing you dont watch live broadcast tv on your tv you dont have to pay to fund the bbc.
by richard p
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Referendum
Replies: 17
Views: 3484

Re: The Referendum

dont panic, as the referendum draws near, assuming it actually happens, there will be an excess of half truths and downright lies from both sides .
imho all debate should be banned till a week before the vote
by richard p
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Have you ever killed an asparagus plant?
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Have you ever killed an asparagus plant?

i planted some in an odd corner arround 20 years ago ,we had some spears for a couple of years. cant honestly say i killed them but they didnt survive.

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