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by peter
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Equipment for potato cultivations
Replies: 10
Views: 5791

The plough on e-bay is not what you want. What you need is a furrower, looks like a V shaped snow-plough. Try Chester Hudson on http://www.mdr.co.uk/tillerparts/tillerparts4.html , be aware customer care can be erratic, but a MOST knowledgable chap on Howards. He did have some furrowers last year an...
by peter
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mr Potato Head, any news on suggestions for magazine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

Mr Potato Head, any news on suggestions for magazine?

There were a number of threads about improvements and suggested topics for the magazine on this new forum.
Having just got a subscription for Christmas I wondered which of the suggestions were going to be taken up?
Also were the owners still up for suggestions?
by peter
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment Association
Replies: 2
Views: 2165

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/
The national Association of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners has a seriews of Fact and Advice Sheets of everything to do with allotments, very very helpful and quite comprehensive, they also do Insurance for Allotmenteers.
by peter
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Frozen Kale
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

Frozen Kale

I have grown two types of kale this year, Redbor and Green, in two different spots on the allotment. The plants which get more sunshine are fine, the more sheltered plants have managed to loose leaves and in some cases the crown to frost damage. I was under the impression that Kale was very hardy an...
by peter
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Xmas lottie plans
Replies: 16
Views: 7090

The plans of mice and men....

My plans have come to naught. Partly the weather, my part of Hertfordshire had an inch or two of snow and plenty of hard frost, this has been followed by rain, mostly however by dealing with a confused eighty-seven year old mother who managed to fall twice gaining 20 facial stitches and a great deal...
by peter
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: making steam
Replies: 4
Views: 4303

Many years ago I worked on summer in a flower nursery. They had ex Royal Navy (they said) boilers and one on the jobs prior to planting out each strip in the glasshouses was to sterilise it. The bed was roghly forked after the previous crop had been cleared, a plastic sheet was laid down the bed, du...
by peter
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Xmas lottie plans
Replies: 16
Views: 7090

IT

NOG, when the a/c fails the temp & humidity should be about right, try sabotage! Might need to replace some light bulbs with grow-lights. My own plans for next week are to ; Do a bit more of the site boundary fence. Move my coldframe & espalier apple trees, from a small plot I am giving up, ...
by peter
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Leaf drop.
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Leaf drop.

Article in the Daily Mail about how late the leaf drop is this year. Wondered what un-seasonal effects KG people round the UK were seeing this year. Hawthorn still quite green. Oak yellow but hanging on. Blackthorn hardly changed. Oak of course is now shading two thirds of my allotment. Other odditi...
by peter
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Machinery....
Replies: 14
Views: 7755

Rotovators

Tel, go on then list them. My wife complains at me because I have got five rotovators. I have to keep explaining that; The engine on the MkIV GEM is bust. The digging bits on the Mk I GEM are missing, but the steel wheels were worth the £20 it cost. If I can get the MKI engine & wheels onto the ...
by peter
Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Machinery....
Replies: 14
Views: 7755

Nice one.

Do you subscribe to Land Rover International? A colleague is seriously into Land Rovers & gives me his cast-off magazines as I have a passing interest. This magazine has several pages devoted to LR's in strange places and gives assesments on their usability or restorability. Sometimes all that i...
by peter
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment hedge advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Allotment hedge advice

Having managed to get a second 80m lot of chain-link fencing out of our council, we have to install it ourselves, I am looking at allowable ways of making our boundary spiky and un-climable. For those that do not know barbed wire is a no-no these days. I hope to get some mixed hedging , out of the c...
by peter
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Rotovators
Replies: 8
Views: 5577

Kohler (&Howard) parts availability.

Ernest Doe & Sons in Essex can do one & post it to you, they can do any currently available parts for the 350.
www.hancox.co.uk are Kohler engine specialists.
by peter
Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: rats!
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Rats

Traps are quite effective, remember to place them so they do not get any birds, or the dog. Caught two so far this cold spell My german shorthaired pointer smelt the cheese bait and moved the bits of wood to stick her nose in one last week, fortunately her tongue wasn't out at the time, seems to hav...
by peter
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Howard Bantam
Replies: 3
Views: 2602

Bantam lubrication

Tried Chester Hudson yet?
Failing that try e-bay and ask any Batam vendors if they have the manual & access to a phot-copier.
by peter
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Smilie off.
Replies: 0
Views: 1897

Smilie off.

So my profile says smilies are off, why do they remain defiantly on while I am posting this?

If I want to emote I'll see a trickcyclist.

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