Berghill


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Talkback: Moles

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 17:34

HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Caught the one in the Island bed, only three or so more to go in other parts of the garden!

Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 21:30

Lithium grease is what they use, so bought some.

Snowdrops

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 21:29

Dug up one small clump last week, finally got round to doing something with them........over 100 bulbs.

I like the species rather than the multiplicity of forms. Things like G ikariae, and G woronovii and G elwesii. I would really like to get hold of some of the other species, but they get more and ore expensive, the rarer they are.

Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:51

The gears are metal.

The grease needs to be a high temperature, resistant to centrifugal force type so that when hot it still coats the cogs and does not run down from the gears into the electric motor below.

Same colour as Swarfega, but definitely not.

We are going to a main dealer on Friday (coincidence) so I will ask there.

 

New Seeds

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 16:49

If it is the one we have grown in the past then they are very nice. Hot and spicy and used by us in Stir Fry meals.

Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 10:40

Had to strip one of these down to replace a part. The part took so long in arriving that the grease in the gear box has dried up. It is a bright green type of grease and no where can I  find the correct type to use when re-assembling the machine.

Anyone any ideas?

TIA

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:34

Bit hard to do that round about an acre of land, surrounded by fields full of mole hills.

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:06

The moles can dig up the grass as much as they like, but the ones in my garden have ruined (killed) the Iris garden. There is nothing left, not even the £250 to replace Daphne Jacqueline Postil.

The have also destroyed the Water Meter bed and exposed the water pipes,so I have to clear out the whole area and put down wire netting and put back the soil, just so as the pipes remain hidden.

They have undermined one area of alpine plants so badly that the rocks have now sunk and in doing so exposed the roots of about £1,000 of plants.

The have now moved into the central island bed and so far all they have done is to tunnel along the edge and covered over a few thousand Scilla tubergeniana, but they will no doubt move inwards and eventually kill the trees and shrubs in there too.

And you say live and let live? Tell that to the moles.

And stones might work for others but the area of the garden they are destroying has only about 6 to 9 inches of soil above a 12 to 24 inch layer of brick rubble and house foundations. It does not stop them, but it makes finding the runs hard.

I have not even mention what they are doing to the Snowdrop Wood either.

 

 

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:35

Self layers too!

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 12:35

Utter waste of time. If you do not pick them with the flower still on, the pod is so stringy as to be completely inedible. Even when picked tiny, they are rather tasteless. Rarely find anyone growing them twice.

 

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