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Latest posts by ColinA

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:30

When I took over my allotment several years ago there was eight massive overgown gooseberry bushes like yours, approx six foot high by six foot wide.

My wife works in a local garden centre she asked the plant manager what to do with them the advice given was to cut down totally to approx a foot high. And then prune as required in the future-----It worked

how do I shapen blades on a old suffolk punch 35s

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 13:26

Hello

 

As an ex garden machinery dealer I can say that the only way to sharpen cylinder machine blades is to strip the lawnmower and take the cylinder and bottom blade to your local dealer who will have the specialist grinders for the job. It is the only wayto get 100% accuracy.

Also check the bearings for wear and replace if worn

Heating the greenhouse

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:37

I have been trying for ages to find a method of using used sunflower cooking oil for heating my greenhouse either on its own or mixing it with say parrafin for instance but to no avail.

 

Anybody got any ideas/info on the subject please

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

Discussions started by ColinA

Deviding blackcurrant bushes

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Cherry Problem

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Failed Sweetcorn

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Wash for apple trees

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Garden Bench

Wanting new slats 
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Sweetcorn not Ripening

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Maggots in Plums

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Nettle Fertilizer

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Potato Blight

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soil pests

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Cooking Oil as a greenhouse heating fuel

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Strawberry protection

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