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Latest posts by ColinA

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 16:14

Hello Alan4711

We had 18 Solar panels fitted approx two years ago, our total monthly payment for duel fuel dropped from £105pm down to £69pm so yes I say they are a good investment. Needless to say we take all measures to help keep the bills down ie energy saver bulbs and not leaving lights on etc

Hope this Helps




Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:57

Try Sam Turner and Sons in Northallerton

petrol strimmers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:05

Stihl or Husqvarna are excellent makes with good spares availability also the dealers know how to repair and service them.

Both manufacturers make machines to suit pocket and application.

Deviding blackcurrant bushes

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:36

Thanks for the info i have already started some cuttings as an insurance

Deviding blackcurrant bushes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:47


I have just taken over an allotment and on it there are two very large blackcurrant bushes approx 5Ft high by 6ft wide. I am wanting to move them to a new fruit area on the allotment.

Is it possible to lift and divide large established bushes? Any info appreciated



wire worm in potatoes

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:48

I have a similar problem but they also attack peas beans and the roots of newly planted brassicas, I now water in everything with Jeyes fluid it does not stop them but slows them down to give the plants a chance to establish

Sweet peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 13:52

I think they are called pollen beetles I had them last year if you shake the flowers outdoors to get rid of them you should be ok


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:11

I too am growing cucamelon for the first time.

It is in a small barrel in the greenhouse and has grown many stems to about four foot high, the flowers are very small with minute fruits behind, is this correct any info on correct growing feeding etc would be appreciated

Cherry Problem

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:19

Thanks for that Dave I will bear the info in mind for next year

Cherry Problem

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 15:52

Good Afternoon


I have a Stella cherry tree in the garden planted about three years ago, this spring it was covered in flower which eventually set fruit.

Now all the fruit has fallen off any info would be appreciated


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seed potatos

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