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01 Jul 2014 14:41
That'll teach me to look before pressing submit, I meant plant 1 not 4
01 Jul 2014 12:02
Curling leaves seems to be a common problem this year,aphids are the cause.
plums falling off is also common,known as June drop, the tree is shedding excess fruit it can't manage, if your trees are heavily laden it's advisable to remove some anyway, to stop weight damaging the branches and then the remaining fruit can grow bigger and sweeter.
01 Jul 2014 11:40
Plant 4 Hypericum
Plant 5 Cotinus(possibly Grace) also known as Smoke Bush
27 Jun 2014 14:41
The urine has killed the grass,it's like using glyphosate,reseeding or patching with turf is the answer,if your dogs keep peeing on the lawn you should follow them with a watering can and dilute it.
27 Jun 2014 14:30
Needs feeding regularly to stop the blooms drooping.
27 Apr 2014 14:36
Or possibly Hornbeam.
25 Apr 2014 18:01
Can't see any pictures.
25 Apr 2014 17:57
I found that Hozelock have 3 different hoses,green,yellow and green/yellow. The green/yellow variety seems to be the best for not tangling or kinking,and obviously the most expensive, and always try to rewind on the spool whilst the hose is full and under pressure, then relieve pressure last.
07 Apr 2014 15:21
I wouldn't put it on if it's going to rain heavy as it can just wash it away,especially if the lawn is well drained.
The instructions can be a little confusing, if the grass is wet when you apply it can stick to the leaves and cause a little burning.
I try to put it on when the soil is somewhat damp and the wind as dried the grass.
19 Dec 2013 13:21
For second Early I opt for Kestrel and Charlotte. Kestrel can be treated as a main crop and will produce some quite large tubers,ideal for baking and store very well. Charlotte will store but tends to lose it's flavour over time.
12 Nov 2013 14:09
11 Nov 2013 13:43
I have one of the White and Orange make as well, wet leaves are not good and soon clog the fan, and it gets worse as the fan gets worn away.
Altough I have found that smaller leaves,silver birch for example, are not too bad even when wet, and don't try to be too greedy when sucking, if you get a large amount of stuff at one go this is when blocking occurs because you are getting less air in to the machine, which is needed to blow through to the collecting bag.
02 Nov 2013 17:28
David, love the autumn shot, if you had not said where, I would have thought somewhere up here in Yorkshire.
01 Nov 2013 17:54
Bankings at their best.
First and second early spuds around the circle.
Hello again David, due to family health reasons I don't spend a lot of time browsing the site anymore.
It's lovely to see other peoples pictures, there are some wonderful photos on view.
01 Nov 2013 12:47
Canon 550D 75-300 lens
Bit of a stretch
We're all a bit nuts.
Early morning visitor, from CCTV
18 Oct 2013 18:13
If it's really cheap, you can buy it and work in to the ground, it might still be a bargain.
17 Oct 2013 12:07
I would not consider buying something that is not readily available in the UK,if you ever needed a spare part it's nothing but headache.
15 Sep 2013 07:23
Two ways of doing it.
I've always done it the first way although the second looks a little easier.
13 Sep 2013 17:15
Stihl again, can't fault mine, 10 years old and starts every time.
None of them like sucking wet leaves though, if you do buy a Stihl I recommend buying a couple of spare fans, they do wear down and then give less power, and buy a torx tool so you can clean the the fan chamber out.
Also useful for sucking up the grass after clipping the lawn edges.
12 Sep 2013 23:25
One problem you may encounter is wireworm in spuds, common when planted after grass. It may benefit being turned over so the birds can clear them away.