Latest posts by jatnikapyar

Get it off your chest

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 08:39

Here's my 3 pennys' worth.I was treated to a state of the art PULSATING ociliating sprinkler from DOBIES. I need to go on a course to learn to adjust it. Despite SEVERAL E-mails to them and expensive long phone calls for instructions(none on box) I have have had NO joy. Small wonder that they had to be taken over by God TESCO to survive.When will retailers learn that GOOD after sale service is what makes them money. Word of mouth and bad publicity is damaging. One good job that Twitter does do

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:01

I fully understand your problem happycottontail, I have a magnificent 30 odd year old Discovery and it is loaded with fruit every year(except last year). They are early eaters and are usually ready in the middle of August. This year, as you observed they are not ready. But like you, the crows are feasting on them and now they have invited four Green Parakeets who are stripping the tree!!

It is upsetting as the children in the street love going up the tree to pick the fruit and at this rate there will be nothing left.My neighbour has offered to shoot them with his airgun but I'd rather they(the birds) shared the apples with us. The tree is too big to net.So I am just doing an impression of a demented old birdtrying to chase them away and just admiring the shining red apples that are still on the tree.I have given up fighting life, after all, the bird table that the birds feed on daily is under the tree so to them this is just an added autumn treat I suppose! Ho hum.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 09:33

Steephill is right, yuo can use the black tubing as I suggested or hosepipe which is cheaper. The connections are available at plumbing merchants in different widths.They are similar to the connector you must have used to connect up your second butt.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 10:25

Depends on how far the available space is in your garden, from the waterbutts already in situ. I have a few butts by the house and have connected more using corrugated black tubing(the type used to connect pond pumps). It works fine for me. Do give it a try and see.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:19

Ta Zoomer44, even at my age I learn some thing new every day.Not being a beer/larger drinker I have not come across them

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:51

I will try to leave some lavender this year Fidget, I usually use them to deter moths in wardrobes and book cases.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:39

Oh Verdun, perish the thought, never mind cake who wil get your coat eh?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 10:32

What is a widget please,Zoomer44? I do use pingpong balls(cheaper than tennis ones.) I used to use camera film  spool containers but like wine bottle corks they are hard to come by now.But I do agree, I have had quite a few close shaves  over the years but luckily still have my eyes intact! We don't realise how dangerous our gardens are.

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 10:06

Yes Fidget, and it is a very welcome added pleasure when the Gold Finches arrive en mass to do acrobatics on the bare plant as they spend quite a while picking the seeds. Smile inducing I feel, on a bleak winters day


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 09:58

I am usually so busy concentrating on the advice and the colour in the garden that I have not found the background music annoying. And of course, I am waiting to catch the one second flash appearance of Nigel ! Bless

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yet another rude online retailer...

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ididenty please

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