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Leaf Mould

Posted: Yesterday at 14:48

I make up my own compost for both seeds and growing on as the bought stuff i found was poor quality. I mix 3 parts sieved soil to 3 parts sieved leaf mould and 3 parts peat. For growing on i add fish bone and blood


Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:36


Has anybody invested in the new tracking device called Trackr that is being advertised at the moment. It appears to be the size of a fifty pence piece and works through an app on mobile phones


Info on Trackr

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 14:55


Has anyone had experience of the Trackr device now being advertised on the net it says its very small and can be used in laptops cars rideon lawnmowers etc and if stolen the items can be tracked on an app on your mobile phone

Colin A

Briggs exhaust valve

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 14:50

When the engine is pulled over very slowly can you see the exhaust valve move fractionely as if the decompresor is working ok, also is there excessive sideway movement in the valve guide?

Colin A

Hayter Lawn Mowers

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 15:58


Hammerite is good so long as the deck is thoroughly clean and dry before application as with any protection used. Also waxoil works very well, either will need to be reapplied every year as abrasives picked up by the blade will damage the coating used.

Hope this is useful.


Hayter Lawn Mowers

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 15:04

As a retired lawn mower dealer and authorised Hayter service agent I used to see this problem on a regular basis with all makes and types of mower with steel decks, the fault is not with the machine but lack of maintenance and cleaning

Does ash enhance the soil?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 14:49


All ash from rubbish burnt on my allotment is bagged when dry and used around fruit bushes every winter as it is a good source of potash, my father was a gardener all his life and used to swear by it

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:26

I am a retired Briggs & Stratton dealer and used to run my own garden machinery business


Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:00

The part shown is a decompressor to lower the compression for easier starting when pulling the engine over

Colin A


Posted: 10/10/2016 at 13:43

I use a jeyes fluid mix in early spring and then hose it down to rinse


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