London (change)
Thu 6°C / 0°C
Tomorrow 5°C / 1°C


Latest posts by Alan4711

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:15

Grandma we have a close neighbor whose leandali stuff  leans out half way across the kerb at head height, talk about in ya face on dark nights  and its 12 feet high never gets trimmed and is a pain in the AAA Some people seem to go through life in a dream world completely oblivious to others  SO  can you send me that inspector please we need him There i feel better well a bit anyway

 Cheers Alan4711


Downpipe stop end

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:59

Hi Anneon,a friend had a similar prob in Nottingham we could not find a replacement so we cut the end of a plastic bottle that was a similar size put it over the end used a bit of plumbers mate paste and then wrapped duct tape its still there as far as i know , if you dont have any plumbers mate just the silver duct tape will do it unless you need a better looking finish,this was on an allotment so it was ok but worked the tape would also hold the old part in place that you already have,builders or plummers merchants,will have it or sometimes the pound shop

good luck Alan

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:09

Soto ,you have no idea how many of our allotmenteers iv told ,no wonder all the little pellets are still there , and all the Valentines cards i signed and put out for the slugs  on there supposedly  last supper are all still there no wonder they didn't take em if their still kipping,,,,  iv been ad  nice one matey , 



Posted: 24/02/2013 at 14:19

Thanks Colin


Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 13:23

Hi all we also were plagued by the S&S last year, so this year i attacked with pellets on St  Valentines day ,But it looks like the expected massacre didn't happen as no dead enemies anywhere, so was it too wet, too cold or what ? are they still liurking there  just waiting for warmer weather and can i still catch them before they mate, as here in Tenby we have had a full week of no rain,, Honest a full week anybody know when the S&S invasion might start, as  with our planting plans next month i need to do as much damage as poss ASAP  ( Sell- a- gare) ( obviosly i dont speak French but i know it was old Napoleon who said it) i need help not with French with the slug invasion Good luck all Alan4711


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:56

Hi nightgarden,we also use the same or will be this year can you explain the diluting rates you have becouse it depends on what size container your useing to make it, so i can work out the dilute rate for us as we make 40 gallons at a time for our allotment and home plants many thanks


passing on

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:26

Hi all 

I'm just passing on a tip from Tim Underwood

worth a look


Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:21

Hi Tim that  is really helpfull stuff  nice one matey 



Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:30

Rusty i planted my garlick out in wet cold muddy Dec/Jan and they are doing great as Jon24ty said they need cold weather or there no good dont molly em it wont work,get em out.




Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:23

Tim sorry i forgot to mention the timber for raised beds  most of us here use second hand scaffold boards for £4 each delevered and  our beds are one each side one cut in half for the ends, or half them whatever you wantso easy and quick.

good luck


Discussions started by Alan4711

new Rhubarb

Replies: 3    Views: 164
Last Post: 12/01/2015 at 18:44

water butt

Replies: 7    Views: 316
Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 10:34

Central heating not an ad,

Replies: 0    Views: 168
Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:38

just info

Replies: 5    Views: 309
Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 14:41

its here

Replies: 39    Views: 1407
Last Post: 21/12/2014 at 21:30

Pennesetum I think

Replies: 0    Views: 186
Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 10:11

wot to do now

Replies: 12    Views: 383
Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 09:53

Fuchsias winter to do

Replies: 6    Views: 348
Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 22:08


Replies: 3    Views: 266
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 10:28

bubble wrap

Replies: 3    Views: 199
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 10:36

Fat balls in plastic NO

Replies: 22    Views: 706
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 18:10

Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

Replies: 8    Views: 267
Last Post: 22/10/2014 at 17:14

New Dralek

Replies: 32    Views: 696
Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 13:06

new or old

Replies: 10    Views: 424
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 15:38

solar or not

Replies: 13    Views: 606
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 12:59
1 to 15 of 221 threads