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Latest posts by Alan4711

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 11:46
can you not just fit a stop end to the gutter ,a connection out to the down pipe into your but just the exact same as you would do a roof gutter into a drain pipe,

Cost of bird food

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 11:40
Hi Bob ,do u mind telling me where you bought from as that sounds a good buy ,,is the bird seed good quality as iv had some rubbish last year from the sup/markets
cheers

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 11:05
Hi Egox,some time ago this was suggested, cut 20 inches of drain pipe, in the middle cut hole about 4 inches square and place bait inside,,now cut 18 inch larger pipe and copy first, place this over smaller pipe and turn the smaller inside pipe so cut hole cant be seen, by turning the inside pipe so both holes are seen you can refill the inside small pipe, no harm to larger animals as they cant get into smaller pipe to eat , works better weighted down with a stone or something.
i cant upload a pic sorry but it does work and also by pulling the smaller pipe out you can discard without touching sort of thing,then re-bait and put back inside again you only have to make it lasts forever,bit sad but needs to be done
Alan

A pair of apple trees

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:34
Hi all iv ordered a Norfolk Royal apple to plant and had good response when enquiring has anyone got one so im very happy with that,,Now the pollinator and mate for it is to be a Red Falstaff as advised by Reads Nursery,im very happy with this but havent actually ever tasted or seen a Falstaff, anyone tried one before or actually grown one fingers crossed. Sunshine is just wonderful here in Norfolk today, hope it lasts. good luck all Al

Create drainage in 1mx40 cm planter

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:13
Hi Chris , i see from the enlarged pics that they seem to sit on corner pads of some kind therefore a half a dozen or so medium size drill holes will allow the drainage to flow out and away from the trough, cover the drill holes same as any pot with crocks or whatever you choose. jobsagooden
Alan

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 12:08
Hi Collin ,im sorry i cant help you but seeing as im very soon planting 4 apple trees what is this wash down for , perhaps i should know about it , cheers Alan4711

Compost accelerator

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 11:55
i found this ,sorry it so long, Fresh human urine is sterile (unless there is a urinary tract infection ??? this urine should not be used) and free from bacteria. Dilute urine 10-15 parts water to 1 part urine for application on plants in the growth stage.
Dilute to 30-50 parts water to 1 part urine for use on potted plants as they are much more sensitive to Fertilizers of any kind. Trees, shrubs and lawn should cope well without dilution, but it???s important not to
Overload individual plants with a consistent nitrogen input. Apply the diluted solution to the soil beneath Fruiting plants and avoids getting it on the fruit and foliage as the high nitrogen levels can ???burn??? leaves.
Stop using urine liquid fertilizer on all food plants at least two weeks before harvesting. Adding undiluted Human urine to your compost heap will help heat it up quickly and will add to the overall nutrient value. I did said sorry

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 11:45
when you go in the pub and your mates ask why are you wearing a contact lens on your ear,,, AHH ! thats where it went to i blame the mirror .

Fruit tree as gift - advice please!

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 13:05
As Dove I also recommend Reads, helpful ,reliable, all top quality trees, give em a call av a chat

newly planted young apple tree

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 13:11
cheers matey ( Reads Nurseries of course ) so helpful as you said,
Alan4711,

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