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Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 09:43

Well, I've had a little success. I bought some adustable drippers from LBS at Colne as Daintiness suggested, and restricted the flow to the first two. It took a bit of running up and down ladders to get them balanced, but they seem ok now. I've just got one little problem to sort out today. I have it on a timer, and when the valve opens, a straight connector blows apart. If I push it back on it stays on, but blows again on startup. It is over 25mtrs so I think there must be a sudden surge of initial pressure followed by a steadier stream. I'm going to try cutting the ends off and a new straight connector to see iff that sorts it out

Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:34

That sounds  like a good idea. Thanks for that . The problem without the restrictor is that it blows the joints apart after a couple of minutes

Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:50

As I'm going on holiday shortly, I thought I would ease the load on my long suffering and helpful neighbour, by installing a drip system to the three hanging baskets at the front of the house. I ran the pipe from the back of the house, over the garage roof and along the guttering , putting 'T' pieces in to run down the first two baskets and an 'end dripper' on the last. Took a while as, I clipped it all neatly in place along the ridge of the garage to keep it neat and unobtrusive. The grand turn on - and the pressure blew some joints a few times, so i fitted the pressure restricter that comes with the kit. Problem solved. But, the first dripper is fine, as is the second, but the third, nothing. I disconnected at the 'down' side of the second 'T' piece, and the water continued to drip into the second basket, but all that came out of the supply to the third was a gurgling noise, so it cant be blocked. I'm a bit baffled

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:15

I was bought a pair of folding secateurs a few years ago, and they are the handiest thing. The blades fold inside, and it also has a penknife blade, a 'v' shaped thingy for getting weeds and other obects out of nooks and crannies, a serated tooth blade  AND a corkscrew!! To look at the size of it you wouldn't believe all that was inside. Alas, I recently overstretched its cutting capabilities on a rather large branch and snapped one of the blades on the secateur. My own fault, I was too idle to go and get the loppers. But can I find a replacement? No chance. Despite searching every stall at Southport Flower Show , no-one had seen anything like them. If any-one knows where I can get a replacement, I'd be grateful.

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 11:04

Thanks everyone for the carroty advice. All these years geardening, and never really tried carrots after a couple of failures donkeys years ago. Never grown Cosmos either! Got potatoes, spring onions, beetroot and mooli growing between the fuchsia, pelargoniums and sweet peas etc. ( Real ones, honest -  I sowed them all myself!), and all seem to be doing ok. after a very late start. But then I do live in the frozen North. Lancashire. And its nor raining!!

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 18:57

The time I've spent looking after these  Now what nice young plant can I 'have too many of' I wonder

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 18:39

Ok. It's now a possibility that I haven't been nurturing carrots after all!  The flower is shown below. The stems seem to be  one leaf to one stem though. Don't know what colour a carrot flower is but there you have it. Hmm. Wonder if a certain friend of mine is currently having a bit of a giggle!!

 

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Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 11:23

My garden is used as a  toilet by about three local cats, because a lot of neighbours have dogs. Its also strange that cats never seem to dump in their own gardens! My next door neighbours cat is a regular! Lovely if your not being as attentive as you should when weeding!  Short of buying a Jack Russell any tips would be appreciated. The water filled bottle thing just doesnt work. They lie against it when it gets cooler in the evening! Graeme - that bird has just been over my place and done exactly the same thing. Maybe we could have it arrested for causing criminal damage?

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 11:13

I've never had success with carrots. However, a few months ago, a friend had some young plants left over and gave them to me. I planted them up in  potato sacks, and watched as they slowly grew into lovely verdant leafy tops. A couple just started to flower, so I thought its time to start eating fresh lovely carrots! I pulled a couple, and underneath - nothing!  Just a normal plant root. Healthy enough plant root - but definitely not a carrot! So, before I start again, because, as it was going 'so well', now I' ve bought seed, what did I do wrong? I planted in potato sacks in compost mixed with sharp sand with added vitax fertiliser. Watered as normal and added a bit of pelleted manureas they grew.

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Bay Tree identification

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:02

I've just crushed one and it smells very bay leaf to me. I think your right, its possible they've used a systemic insecticide and it needs time to work itself through.

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Discussions started by Scubydoo

Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Dripper system not dripping far enough!! 
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Wot no carrots?

No carrots under verdant foliage 
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Last Post: 11/07/2013 at 13:34

Bay Tree identification

How do I tell if my bay is edible? 
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