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Latest posts by Netherfield

petrol leaf blowers

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 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.

How to clear field

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 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.

What to do with your produce

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 13:25

Turkey- 6 months is long enough, after this time the skin will start going yellow and rancid to taste caused by freezer burn, unless it was cryovacced,vaccuum packed or gas flushed,then possibly 12 months.


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:42

Sharpes Express,which were a poor crop this year,although tasty.

Charlotte,reliable crop and again tasty.

Juliette, amazing crop this year,an early maincrop which is still like a salad spud,tasty and a keeper.

Kestrel, not as good as previous years for size,a second early which can be left in the ground longer and then make lovely Jacket spuds, again a good keeper.

King Edward,old favourite of ours,decent crop,lifted earlier than I would have liked due to wind damage snapping the haulm.

These are the varities I will stick to for the future having tried various others over the last ten years.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 17:45

  i would also suggest that some of your potatoes have been a little too dry as well.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:24

Only problem with the Cabbage whites is this

 Devastated our Swede leaves within 24 hours.

Lots of Peacocks and Cabbage Whites about this year.


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 15:14

Son-in-law bought one of these


Works very well,but he only has 20 feet of privet to trim, can't say how it would cope with Laurel,Beech or Hornbeam.

With your budget in mind I personally would go for something like this though, can't really beat stihl for quality

I would not even consider trying to repair your old machine, if you can still get the parts it will cost more than the machine did when you bought it, sad I know, but we live in a throwaway world now.



Posted: 18/08/2013 at 18:24

Juliette is a nice waxy/salad type early maincrop, I've had a huge crop from them this year, Kestrel amke a good baker if left to get bigger.  Sharpes Express although tasty have been a disappointment this year. Charlotte have done well also.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 08:19


I feel you may be going about this the wrong way though, give people a clue as to the price, then you will get a better idea who is interested.



Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:07

I tried dogrocks and they didn't work,someone on the www suggested tomato sauce in the dogs food,that didn't work either.

Watering after is the best answer, or an artificial lawn.

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