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Hedge trimmer design and use

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:53

HI James, last year i purchased a Spear and Jackson extra length ( 6 " ) trimmer a very good machine,i use it often when the birds are not nesting sometimes this was every week a bit at a time, power is esential but as Bob says with power comes weight,the cuttings this year im going to mulch, the first thing i bought was a safe strong set of steps ( car boot  £10 ) the next thing i did was cut right through the bright orange cable,i cant see how to make it safer except to keep it away from idiots like me,right, the cable length is a very good, and most people use an extention lead as well so no probs with mine.The start grip is in 2 saftey stages and easy to use,most trimmers come with a blade cover,if  this could have been made to fit onto the wall it would have made an easy saftey storage system with a U bracket on the cover for the looped cable to fit when not in use so im making this myself,not exactly Dragons Den stuff is it, hope this is usefull James 

good luck Alan

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 11:48

Morning all,im wondering if its worth chancing leaving the figs on, as a late frost would set you back to hoping for a second crop after youv cleared the frost damage ones,have i got this right as this is all very new to me, the time and tested way of removing over pea size to me seems safer 

Re-Designing the Lawn Mower

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:52

Dragons Den 4u son go4it that is so simple nice one,needs somewhere to put mi coffee well done

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:40

wow thats good and we need things like this to cheer us up well done shore horse

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:40

Morning all from erein Norfolk Im  watching Kate putting Pampas grass int a big varse which up till yesterday looked great in the garden till the winds arrived and flattened half of them,  Right im following this chat as iv got a three foot Turkey to fig pit this year, as advised by Dove she,s asleep in a pot in the greenhouse (fig) all wrapped up snug with lots of very tiny not even pea size fruit which as they grow later i have decided to  remove so it consentrates on just settleing for the first year in the pit then let it go after that. also got 5 good cuttings for pots and an older bigish tree that im told never fruits so a one third and 3 year plan on that one with loads of cuttings as i do it,i see 8 inch fig plants around  in the shops costing far too much,when im back in action ill put up how many new turkeys i have and anyone passing us erein Mundesley will be welcome to a coffee and a fig, a pressy

good luck all  

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 09:52

Hi Mark, i down loaded this from Gardening Data .com to help me understand it all its quite helpfull i find,  http://www.gardeningdata.co.uk/soil/john_innes/john_innes.php

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 10:08

A few years ago i tennented a nice pub in Melton Mowbry area, my next door neighbours dog a beautifull Labrador dog would when he felt like it daytime or evenings push the front door open walk in have a look around then come to the bar and sit and look at me with those big loving eyes they have,i would have to say hello to him and then say "come  on then" he would come round the bar and put his pore on the crisp box he fancied that time, and his choice did vary, id say ok and he would  go off with a bag to the log fire carpet to open and eat them,never leaving a mess,he was  very popular in the pub and indeed the whole village including his visits to the school classrooms, a friend has just acuired a Labradoogle hes big heavy and a bundle of fun, 

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 12:37

Edd i think due to the lack of responce to your thread  perhaps people might think  you have an ulterior motive with this, but yes it is given out free,so if people who didnt know about it might want to follow your online address but it might need doing quickly,

good luck and im retired no ulterior motive here Alan4711 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 12:16

Morning all,i find it strange ,this country has nice rivers, lovely canals, and resavours that go dry in the summers some mainly relying just on rainfall, now am i missing somthing here or is  rocket science to build resavours where they can be fed by rivers and canals with lock gates for as and when needed, cant the farms be relocated to better and safer land that doesnt flood and given a hand starting up  again just like the miners were helped to relocate years ago from up north, why dont we use the resavours more for sailing,fishing,hollidaying, they would make wonerfull holliday venues, the kids would love them log cabins, chalets, caravans, indoor persuit for rainy days, and the water sodden areas would then be under control the water either going into the resavours or along the canals down to the sea, and who wouldnt want a break on a canal boat, the canals them selves built right would be  a nice place to live  and all this creating thousands of jobs building,catering,new pubs ,shops, cafes, and all bringing in revenue in different ways instead of  the powers at be saying theres going to be more of all this weather in the future and they say monies no problem, well get building then NOW

Wild Garlic

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:06

Mornig Dove, Now it all makes sence,and eresme thinking  the bump was a dance,

good luck all with the pingin and bumpin, keep these spammers out ,And its raining here in Munds AGAIN ,designing a mason bee hotel today all technical stuff uno

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