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Latest posts by Alan4711

Brian and his Spuds

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 13:12

Hi all im glad somebody asked that question as we have started chitting 3 weeks ago and almost nothing for the earliy Winston or the second Kestrel and main Cara maybe 1/4" or so thats all, there  in the well window lit garage and not frosty at all and i was getting a bit worried But all this info and now no probs just patient thats all i need ,never was much good at them

many thanks for the spud info and by the way iv just returned from the allotment i was there 15 mins just toooooooooo cold, nice cup o coffee and a pint 2nite good luck all 


Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:58

not falling for that one Soto


Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:27

Now Soto i hope your not including me in not replying ,because as you know i always say Tar  And I'm still planning how to get my own back for Valentines day matey    iv had lots of great advise on this G/W site couldnt have got our new allotment ready and looking as it does without it ,its just sitting there in the starting blocks just waiting for a bit-o-weather to GO and today i noticed how much dryer its getting in this wind weve got here in Tenby not long now eh

Good Luck all


MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:15

Grandma we have a close neighbor whose leandali stuff  leans out half way across the kerb at head height, talk about in ya face on dark nights  and its 12 feet high never gets trimmed and is a pain in the AAA Some people seem to go through life in a dream world completely oblivious to others  SO  can you send me that inspector please we need him There i feel better well a bit anyway

 Cheers Alan4711


Downpipe stop end

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:59

Hi Anneon,a friend had a similar prob in Nottingham we could not find a replacement so we cut the end of a plastic bottle that was a similar size put it over the end used a bit of plumbers mate paste and then wrapped duct tape its still there as far as i know , if you dont have any plumbers mate just the silver duct tape will do it unless you need a better looking finish,this was on an allotment so it was ok but worked the tape would also hold the old part in place that you already have,builders or plummers merchants,will have it or sometimes the pound shop

good luck Alan

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:09

Soto ,you have no idea how many of our allotmenteers iv told ,no wonder all the little pellets are still there , and all the Valentines cards i signed and put out for the slugs  on there supposedly  last supper are all still there no wonder they didn't take em if their still kipping,,,,  iv been ad  nice one matey , 



Posted: 24/02/2013 at 14:19

Thanks Colin


Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 13:23

Hi all we also were plagued by the S&S last year, so this year i attacked with pellets on St  Valentines day ,But it looks like the expected massacre didn't happen as no dead enemies anywhere, so was it too wet, too cold or what ? are they still liurking there  just waiting for warmer weather and can i still catch them before they mate, as here in Tenby we have had a full week of no rain,, Honest a full week anybody know when the S&S invasion might start, as  with our planting plans next month i need to do as much damage as poss ASAP  ( Sell- a- gare) ( obviosly i dont speak French but i know it was old Napoleon who said it) i need help not with French with the slug invasion Good luck all Alan4711


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:56

Hi nightgarden,we also use the same or will be this year can you explain the diluting rates you have becouse it depends on what size container your useing to make it, so i can work out the dilute rate for us as we make 40 gallons at a time for our allotment and home plants many thanks


passing on

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:26

Hi all 

I'm just passing on a tip from Tim Underwood

worth a look


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