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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 08:44

Happy Easter everyone. Sunny start here in Hornchurch, Essex...............but for how long 

The GH could be my sanctuary when it does eventually arrive. Hope to pot up some geranium plugs that arrived by post during the week. Will listen to talkSport on the radio while I do so.

May begin to thin the carrots if I get a chance.

Have a good day folks.

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?

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