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Latest posts by ColinA

greenhouse heater problem

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 14:29

Have you a local Calor Gas service centre? They may be able to help

Ride on mower suitable for large garden

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 13:16

Aluminium decks corode badly as well it turns the alloy to a white powder. I had lots of walk behind machines scapped due to the alloy failing albeit after a few years

Ride on mower suitable for large garden

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 10:39

Yes Toro are a good make I never sold any but serviced alot in the time I had the business.

Its a pity you specified that you wanted to collect the clippings, because we sold lots of the Husqvarna rider range these are rear wheel steering and the domestic version will cut round and round a 12 inch tree. They do make a mulching deck but you would have to make sure that there are no protruding roots etc as the blades are timed and striking any solid object puts the blades out of time and is expensive to repair.

Ride on mower suitable for large garden

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 15:26

With ref to your estimated price was that for a complete deck or is it possible to buy the shell and transfer all the parts over?

Also you may be able to buy pattern parts from a local dealer as there are companies out ther that supply them especially if the rest of the machine is in good condition and the spares are readily available.I am speaking as an ex garden machinery dealer

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:47

I have heard that creosote cannot be purchased for domestic use now, there is a local farming supply company who sell it in 205Ltr drums but only for farm use.

Yet another ban by the EU i think

feeding

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 13:03

Hi Alan4711

You can get all the rates by typing in to google the title eg how to make nettle fertiliser etc

 

Colin A

feeding

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:45

I'm also going to try nettles this year as a result of a Gardeners world article last season showing someone growing tomato on nettle  liquid as a result the plants looked superb. I have also read that it is really good for leafy veg as it has a lot of nitrogen in it

Lets hope it works

potato problem

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 15:21

I have had this problem with wire worm also

They attacked the roots of all my brassicas last year as well. I have found that peircing a potato with a cane then burying it for a week will attract them, the potato and worms can be dispossed of safely and the trap can be reinstalled all over again.

bolting seedlings

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 15:15

One way to counter the light level problem is to put cooking foil upright and  shiney side to the plants to reflect the light back onto the plants

The uses of rainwater

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 11:33

All done and dusted

Discussions started by ColinA

Deviding blackcurrant bushes

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 14:36

Cherry Problem

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 16:19

Failed Sweetcorn

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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 17:53

Wash for apple trees

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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 18:03

Garden Bench

Wanting new slats 
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Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 12:17

Sweetcorn not Ripening

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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 22:14

Maggots in Plums

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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:44

Nettle Fertilizer

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Last Post: 29/08/2013 at 22:27

Potato Blight

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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 15:28

soil pests

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Last Post: 25/06/2012 at 13:43

Cooking Oil as a greenhouse heating fuel

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Last Post: 11/06/2012 at 15:17

Strawberry protection

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Last Post: 22/06/2012 at 14:55
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