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Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:49

Flora dog & scroggin, I like the sound of your pvc pipework structures.

Any chance of photos showing them in situ please?

greenhouse advice

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:48

Hi Luubear, I've got into this forum more recently & the advice & experience is terrific to draw upon.

It really is like a 'gardening family'. I just want to know whose on washing up duties next week!!

Good luck with the new construction......

Honda IZY HRG416 PK or Hayter 616

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:20

Have you seen the 'Honda garden' website. The deal for the 416 is excellent, I've kept a note for future reference.

Honda IZY HRG416 PK or Hayter 616

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:07

Hi richhondac, I use a Honda Izy for my job as a full time gardener. I've had it since 2008. I cut 4-7 lawns a day, 5 days a week for 8-9 months of the year.

Its reliability is unquestioned in my case.

I've probably spent about £70-£80 on spare parts over that period on a new blade, a couple of new air filters a year, oil & a new stone flap. I think that's pretty good for 5 years usage.

The Izy is self propelled, I'd go for that over a 'push' any day, but would depend on the size of your 'small' lawns

Can't tell if the Hayter has a roller, which would give stripes, but the Izy's stone guard acts in a similar manner. Possibly not as good an effect as a roller, but still effective.

Hope this helps.

 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 23:43

Good points made folks, thanks for your input.

Roll on spring...................

 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 08:04

Very much appreciated Dove.

Will take on board your advice. Have a good weekend

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:43

Was thinking of toms, runner beans, tagetes & cucumbers from seed.

Have ordered geranium, busy lizzies & begonias as small plug plants.

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:31

If I've been careful with emptying the water butts & cleaning them a couple of times a year with a jeyes fluid solution, would you still use rainwater?

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:18

Phew, not going mad!

Dove, at what stage of growth would you suggest I could introduce the rainwater?

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 00:21

Hi everyone.

I'm sure I've read somewhere that you shouldn't use rainwater on seeds & young plants. Rainwater should only be used on plants that have been growing for 3-4 weeks, because they have more of a resistance to 'stuff'.

Or have I dreamt this?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Tap water v Water butt

What type of water should be used for seed germination? 
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Plant Indentification

Pruning advice 
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Winter work on moss?

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Overgrown Montana Clematis

How drastic a prune can I give it? 
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Plant Identification

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Composting

What type of prunings aren't good to compost? 
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