Latest posts by Alan4711

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:05

I know its not gardening But has anybody any first hand info of Solar panels,our bungalow is the perfect position for them but are they any good or not ,i know everybody has there own ideas on it but i dont actually know anybody to ask that has looked into it properly.iv been ages on the net and im no  wiser at all,if no one  has me and Kate are going Carroll singing early but only if they have panels on the roof .

Help Please if poss  Alan4711

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:45

Many thanks Artjak and Frank im avin a look cheers, Alan

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:40

were getting there i think

Major pruning of fig tree.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:38

Hi Cat, i found the chap who explained how to start the Figs off and did all the pruning,very interesting and it  was explained very well even I got it,im really looking forward to seeing the fig naked so i can plan the future height and width,i really need to bring it down to an easier height to crop and prune, i found out this year im allergict to Fig sap so gloves it is.,I also had a hearing test last week and now im having a brain MRI  due to the results ,never rains but it wotsits ,so your not on your own,  Right good luck with the Figs,and the fig steeler,and the Opall this sunshine

Apple tree problems

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:22

Morning Steve, I also have a similar prob and it seems we need to know what kind of tree it actually is so we can do the right kind of clean up, All new to me but i read it matters as some apples trees give fruit on there tips and some along the branches and some it seems both,now that really helps us,Right i,ll be reading and asking more,so good luck and also im giving Fish blood and bone in March/April and 2 table spoons of potash in a bucket of water,this did work on my Fig tree i inherited ,old and never fruited i trimmed and potashed it and presto loads of fruit this year so it does work, Av a good day mate ,Sunny here in Norfolk folks

Apple tree problems

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:14

Hi Steve,i notice you have lichen growing on the tree, im told this shows good clean air so thats a good start,I would do as the Royal Hort suggests on this. also the tree might want a kick start to healthy apples look at the Royal Hort pruning neglected apple trees advise.It would perhaps be a third prune at a time type of thing. good luck 




Her Poor knees

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 11:01

Frank has it got a name on it please

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:37

Sorry Mark I forgot £199:99 i would buy it again its a good one

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:34

Hi Mark ,last year i looked at almost every mower for sale ,i ended up with this one and promised to keep the gardeners here up to date when i put it away for winter which i shall do,I ended up at Homebase ,a Qualcast ,good reliable well known name,and its been the bees knees ,no probs what soever,easy start and due to an operation Kate my partner has to mow and she loves it.

Product details


  • The Qualcast - Self Propelled Petrol Rotary Lawnmower - 125cc is powered by a Briggs and Stratton 450 Series engine and has a steel chassis for durability.
  • Material: Steel.
  • Cutting height range: 5 settings (25-75mm).
  • Cutting width: 46cm.
  • Colour: Green.
  • Type: Petrol.
  • Features: Height adjustment lever, folding handle..
  • Collection capacity: 55L grass collection bag.
  • Engine: 125cc, 4 stroke.
  • Weight: 27kg.
  • Guarantee: 2 years.$TMB$&wid=420&hei=420

shed base

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:21

ours is on concrete ,rough finish  and if i do it again same thing,

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