Latest posts by ColinA

lawn invader

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 15:34

What colour are the flowers? if yellow it is black medic which is easily removed by tracing the runners back to the stem and then using a knife to cut off under the surface


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 14:31

I chop the leaves and stems into small pieces and as Dave said put them into a container of water  and stir daily, when the bubbles stop I use at the ratio of 1 part comfrey to 10 parts water.

I leave the material in the water and top up with more plant and water as required


Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:30

Sounds like you may have dirt in the carburetor main jet. so the carb will have to be completely stripped and cleaned and also the fuel tank will need to be flushed out as this is the source of dirt in the carb

Fritiallaria Imperialis

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:52


Last year i bought two Fritillaria  Imperialis at a garden show, they were both in flower when purchased, I planted them as instructed by the seller this year both bulbs have put out two shoots approx two foot six inches high but neither has flowered.

Has anybody had similar problems or can give advice to make them flower next year.




Posted: 14/04/2015 at 16:17

Yes I have just sen my first swallows this year in Farndale in North Yorks today also


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:12

Thanks for that obelixx I agree they cover a multitude of items in a short time


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:52


Has anyone heard if Beechgrove is to start new series this year, last years program mes were excellent.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:02

Really good show well presented

Growing Pineaples

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 14:48


I have been trying to grow a pineapple, I saw recently how to twist off the top peel off the lower leaves until small root tips can be seen and then suspending the end in a jar of water.

This I have done several times only for the top to die off after a few days. Has anybody got any tips please

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:08

I ask them to hold the line for thirty seconds or so and then say thank you for holding I have to record and pass all my calls to the police due to abusive calls.

I have never heard a phone put down so quick on so many ocasions

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