ColinA


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strawberries

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:46

My strawberries also failed this year, they are two year old plants in the garden they put out only a few leaves which started rotting, the fruit has been small and few compared to last year. I take new runners every three years to keep the plants fresh but this year it did not work

Potato Blight

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 08:41

Romano is a modified version of Desiree and seems ok

Problems with germination

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 14:59

Hello


I had an excellent crop of carrots (Autumn King) last year, this year i sowed the same variety with 2000 seeds in the pack and only 6 or so germinated. So i hoed them out and resowed another 2000 seeds this time only 2 have germinated.


That means no carrot for us this year

Glyphosphate

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 15:06

Hello

I have just read in the farming section of a local newspaper that Glyphosphate has been given a seven year licence.

So we have still got a reliable weedkiller

Glyphosphate

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 15:06

Hello

I have just read in the farming section of a local newspaper that Glyphosphate has been given a seven year licence.

So we have still got a reliable weedkiller

EU bans glyphosate

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:39

The sooner we are out of that stupid club the better we will all be

Using Soot

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:13

Hello

I seem to remember my father saying a long time ago that weathered soot was mixed into a paste with water and then Brassica roots were dipped into the mix before planting to help prevent cabbage root fly, has anybody got any more info as to how and if it works.

Robotic Lawnmower

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 10:31

The barrier that Lyn refers to is a sunken wire around the lawn edge that the machine senses and avoids going over the edge, the other information is correct, Husqvarna are the best make.

etesia rotary mower, strimmer

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 15:06

Hi Jay

Check oil and fuel levels each time on the mower, also check underside for any blockages and damage but do not tip machine on its side as this causes oil to get into the air filter and damaging it. either get somebody to hold the handles on to the ground or jam them under the car, garage door etc.

As for the strimmer if its 2 stroke make sure correct fuel/oil ratio, and that handles linehead/blade etc are tight before starting

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 15:26

Hello

I have a large allotment and grow everything from seed to keep down costs, every three years or so I buy in a large load of farmyard manure which is split with another allotmenteer again to keep costs under control.

Supplementary feeding is by chicken manure pellets and a home made Comfrey  liquid manure.

There is also a small compost in which when full the compost is used on half a dozen various fruit bushes.

Hope this is of use.

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Glyphosphate

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Glyphosphate

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