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Posted: 12/08/2013 at 10:39
Hi Fairy the trouble drilling into conyposts is that you will probably need to use the hammer part on the drill ,this is the prob, but i would try a 5mm or 6mm mansony (concrete bit) with the red rawl plugs ,if you cant borrow one their about ??4 for a decent one ,a cheap one will not drill straight thats when they sheer off target and lumps of cony come off, if you have a smaller bit then do a pilot hole first at the base of the post just in case its not going to have it at all,if you do go to builders supply yard or iron mungers they will give you what you need, you dont have to pay the earth,what about borrowing a bit and just get the plugs to fit ,then you can get the eye screws to simply screw in, if it looks like its going to be ok remember to drill dead center,pilot first a little deeper than the plugs Or you can do what my neighbors do and shout "" Alan avyagotaminint """
good luck Alan


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 10:57
Julie this year we had Winston as early and they were a good yield of spuds that fall to pieces and tasted horrible, Kestrel were our seconds and are being dug up from 2 weeks ago and are a good yield and great tasters, Cara as main and already coming up huge and great tasting, some had really good flowers some hardly any, I believe the flower timing for digging up is not really foolproof but a little teasing away at the end of the row shows ready or not and ours are all ready no need to dig it right up just have a looksee, best on our allotments so far are Atlantic ???? (Jersey Royals) and Charlotte are being bragged about by a good few of them,
good luck Alan4711


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:41
Hopefully people will now take notice and try it ""Avon calling"" imgon


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:43
Hi Dove ,you,v dunit again iv just joined what a great idea for our move to Mundsly as im told its pronounced, going to be hedgehogs everywhere and im glad to see they can swim ( good sized pond planned) keep all the advise up gel manyofem


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:02
Hi Welshonion thats good to know,many thanks ,i wonder if i might ask will these side shoots turn into new branches and will i be able to train them as well as the 4 main ones as i like the idea of a more fuller fan i think they look much healthier or will i have to pinch them out next year,hope im not being too cheeky asking all this



Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:58
Hi Fairy, its all ( The proof of the pudding again) same as last year and the year before all people have to do is try it and they will get an ice surprise Cheers Alan


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:47
nodlisad your supposed to give it to the dogs


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:46
Hi all ,im taking a chance of upsetting people here but im reading again about people getting bit by horseflies and all that stuff, last year and this year most of the allotmenteers i know have again used AVON Skin So Soft don't laugh and please don't anybody say im an agent for Avon cus i aint im just an allotmenteer who got bit very badly when i first started on the allotment and as said before many off our troops abroad use it. Im also told it now gets supplied to them for this purpose because sure as wotsits they dont need it for beauty purposes . So its cheap and works, the fact that you will smell nice and not like a citronella or lemon is a bonus,it works for us allotmenteers and their children, i promise not to mention it again this year .Alan4711 buzz buzz


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 19:44
Hi Dave,im thinking of having one when we move to Norfolk very soon and did a good bit of searching for info on and off the net, the results were going for a tougher plant for this country and its called Musa Basjoo,apparently Cornwall council who use them on traffic islands and around the towns (and wrap them up in winter) use them, also other councils im told use them,maybe your local council garden dept will help, they usually are very good if you get passed the person on the phone kind of thing, ok Dave good luck


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 19:27
hi Welshonion, when you say all pinching out are you talking about figs in general or everything as these have only just started to grow in the last couple of weeks

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