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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 17:22

 Filled the knapsack spray with Glyphosate, upon pumping up the pressure I found the trigger leaking, so I went back to the shed for some o rings and tools.

About a week later footprints appeared on the lawn, I'd never given it a second thought I'd been stood in the leakage.

Monitor spray and blowtorch spares

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 13:51

Depends what sort of seal you are looking for, O rings can be found quite easily, and sometimes I have used silicone sealant to replace parts no longer available.

Buying plants on ebay

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:58

Although strangely he does have a good feedback rating.

You would think the seller would be more sympathetic,most would like to keep the 100%.

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:47

Then a few weeks later you will think ' where did all that lot come from' , happens every year.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:16

6 to 8 inch is recommended, I usually dig the depth of my spade,then place sheep pellets in the bottom,put a light covering of soil over,plant the potatoes and then 2 inch of soil on top,wait for the tips to show through and then cover back to level ground.

After that it's a case of earthing up as needed.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:37

Main crop went in today.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:38

First and Second Earlies are planted, in containers.

Main Crop will have to wait, the soil is too wet to work with.

Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:10

I can appreciate the fence looks an eyesore, but as above, not really your responsibility whoever owns it.

Diesel is not a good idea, it will contaminate the soil for years, and take as long as a stump killer to work.

Even with a very good axe those roots will take some getting rid of.


rotten potatoes

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:40

Brassicas i.e cauli,cabbage,sprouts,broccoli,swede.

I'd be tempted to have a good dig around or you could end with more potatoes growing.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:00

Mirabelle is self fertile and does not need a partner, our plums took 3 years before fruiting, it means it could be growing a root system instead of producing fruit.

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