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Latest posts by Alan4711

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:27
hi iv been using the big blue dairy farmers disinfectant barrels 40 gallon ,cut the top of and leave it sitting on top to stop anything falling in, they never smell and i wash in winter with jeyes fluid as it says on the tin or spray,probs often occur with light coloured plastic they need painting black,im just ordering a new 1000gall but and its a little more expensive to get a black one as they dont green up so much as the others , iv also noticed the farmers here are starting to put these blue butts into the local farm auctions as they are non returnable and fetch about ??12 each but well worth it ,


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:13
Hi dove save a bit of that for us should be 2 weeks max, our buyers needed a very small mortgage and there estate agent so far is without a doubt the worst weve ever had to deal with, our buyer is constantly in their office complaining of the so called service there not getting, anyway be there soon ,now whats this hyperbole please somebody


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:47
Somebody please tell me what Mrs Hyperbole means, Monty said in last nites prog "don't store seeds in plastic bags" ,hes right i checked mine this morning all in plastic food bags all wet and no good,well done monty us beginners need a bit of basics now and again , moving house and all the dictionaries are packed away thats why before anyone asks, 30 miles an hours wind and rain here in Tenby just for a change Ha Ha and yesterday so hot wot is happening avagooden Alan4711


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:38
Hi Zoomer nice one all this info is just what i want so i can try it, probably with peas and beans to begin with,and i watched Monty last nite ,he mentioned not storing in plastic bags so i checked all the seeds id saved ALL in plastic food bags and ALL wet and no good ,but never mind still time to do it all again live and learn they say and iv learnt so much on this site since joining, many thanks for all the time and trouble youv all taken BUT i,ll b back 4 more you see AND bye the way iv just had to take in my this years Fig tree im growing for the new house cus its blowing rain /wind 30 miles an hour here in Tenby feel sorry for the holiday makers, right manyofem Cheers Alan4711
B lucky

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:50
Taff im told if the garlic stays in one bulb its due to not enough cold,we always plant in Oct /Nov colder the better it seems, i even for a laugh planted a sainsburys one last year and it grew just nicely a bit small but very strong (solent i think it was)im trying elephant this winter


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:44
Farmer thats a good download nice one mate cheers all Alan4711


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:01
Nice one Nut this is all wot this sites all about I appreciate this, it all adds to the excitement of growing and trying something new . Alan


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:57
Hi Potty its so strange greenhouse sellers don't give sound advise on bases for there customers, iv decided to slab or grit ours and have removable containers for the growing of, makes it easier to change soils and stuff, I wouldn't use grow bags as theirs some better types of bags available now in G/C and on the net not too costly, iv also saved the big builders bags the timber and builders use for bulk delivery, cut them down and put four 12 inch planks in to make them rigid a few holes in the bottom and have instant raised beds, sounds a nice buy you have there Cedar nice one
Goodluck Alan


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:14
this is good stuff now another daft one how do i know a stable sort, any advise Nut
cus im definitely going to try this


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:10
iv not eaten spam for years,and i used to love potted beef and drippin and corned dog, we were thinking of going on holiday now its a holiday in the shed on our new allotment Paris ah ah i wish

Discussions started by Alan4711

just info

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its here

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Pennesetum I think

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wot to do now

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Fuchsias winter to do

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bubble wrap

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Fat balls in plastic NO

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Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

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New Dralek

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new or old

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solar or not

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Her Poor knees

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Bake off again

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Christmas stuff in shop

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