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by paddy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Shovels and spades!
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Shovels and spades!

If you can get a shovel with a long handle about 4.5-5ft.....so much easier less bending.
by paddy
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Nuts
Replies: 17
Views: 1371

Re: Nuts

You forgot Acorns, supposed to be very good eating when the tanin is removed.
by paddy
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Top 10 Things for my New Allotment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1541

Re: Top 10 Things for my New Allotment.

I would use these tools = digging Hoes/Azadas because after using them myself i swear by them as others do here. You can dig and chop the weeds with them, then give it a rough digging over, then i would cover with horse manure and cover the lot with heavy black plastic that builders use and leave it...
by paddy
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Coop Fencing
Replies: 17
Views: 3971

Re: Chicken Coop Fencing

oops :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: I have never heard that one, we used to use Dock leaves.
by paddy
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Coop Fencing
Replies: 17
Views: 3971

Re: Chicken Coop Fencing

Well you must have lots have money :wink: Vinegar works by making the ground too acid for plants to live in and as far as i know doesntt affect anything else. But after more and more rainfall the acidity of the ground becomes less or you may have put an alkaline there in the form of limestone, in wh...
by paddy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Coop Fencing
Replies: 17
Views: 3971

Re: Chicken Coop Fencing

Sooner or later a Fox will be a problem. As soon as he discovers your chucks he will be there and you will be sorry. A Fox will strike day or night he isnt fussy he will strike whenever he gets the chance, he may even hide under a neighbours shed waiting for you to go out, and yes he is that clever....
by paddy
Sun May 24, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Question for Polytunnel owners
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Question for Polytunnel owners

Thanks.......i suppose i had better hope for a bit more global warming :shock: :shock: :wink:
by paddy
Sat May 23, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Question for Polytunnel owners
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Question for Polytunnel owners

If you were to add heat either by capturing it in the daytime or by heating the polytunnel in some way, do you think you could acheive getting crops in the winter months??
by paddy
Sat May 23, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Question for Polytunnel owners
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Question for Polytunnel owners

Is it true that you can grow veg all year round in a polytunnel and is polytunnel cost effective when you have to replace the plastic every ???? years ?
by paddy
Wed May 20, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Favourite tool?
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Favourite tool?

Yes i think i have seen one of those claw forks, but what do you use it for??
by paddy
Mon May 18, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Favourite tool?
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Favourite tool?

Well i bought 2 of those Chillington Hoes (Azadas), i bought the Heavy Duty Hoe and the Ridging Hoe for making all my seed trenches and potato ridges and i find them invalueable and cant understand why we all havent got them especially with the build of the Chillington ones which are the ones i got....
by paddy
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Azada, good idea or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: Azada, good idea or what?

Yes these hoes are addictive arent they, once used you wont go back to your spade again.
by paddy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Azada, good idea or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: Azada, good idea or what?

I got hold of a Chillington Hoe with the crocodile stamp and they are very very good. The same place had some other brand and i can tell you there is no comparison between the 2, the Chillington Hoe type were far better. I was a bit dubious untill i tried them i have the Heavy duty digging hoe and t...
by paddy
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: How Much Feed
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

How Much Feed

How much in weight or any other kind of measurement do you feed your free range laying hens per day?. Just the amount per hen really i suppose in layers pellets or do you add something extra to layers pellets and if so why and how much per hen? Do you have to feed them more in the colder months in c...
by paddy
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Drying wood
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Wood is easier split when fresh and the smaller the pieces the quicker they dry...........so it should be cut and split to the size you will be burning it at before drying.

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