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ColinA


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Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 10:45

Gardeners Delight I have found this to be good for every way of cooking etc also freezes well for stews and fry ups in winter

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:00

That looks very dry i would water it, and also i tend to shred a lot of my waste I find it rots down a lot quicker that way. An old piece of carpet across the top keeps in the heat and so speeds up the process.

solar or not

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 15:24

I was lucky to get onto one of the free schemes that were about a couple of years ago so the system cost me nothing and i get free electricity during the day for the use of the "airspace" on my roof. so the value to me is excellent

The solar panels are made to last 25 years.

Being retired we are not high energy users but still get a big reduction in our monthly bills.

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

 

ColinA

Shafted

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

Hello

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

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