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by Dim
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Salad crops and vegetables
Topic: Free software to plan your vegetable garden
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Free software to plan your vegetable garden

I found this earlier today ....

I'm still playing around with it, but it's the best that I have found that's for free

http://www.mountainplain.com/mykitcheng ... arden.html

the license key code is on the link
by Dim
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rotary Mowers
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Rotary Mowers

kata wrote:
Bosch Rotak electric
But Dim, is it safe to use on wet grass?

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as long as the blade is sharp, it wont damage the grass ...

and the cable won't shock you
by Dim
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rotary Mowers
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Rotary Mowers

speaking of which .... I placed an advert in our local corner shop a week ago looking for garden work in my area .... Yesterday, I mowed a lawn just over an acre in size ... it was fairly long (and wet), and I ad to mow twice (1st time without the grass catcher box), and then again to pick up some o...
by Dim
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Rotary Mowers
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Rotary Mowers

you need an Etesia .... I can mow in the rain and it picks up all the clippings thats why many councils are switching to Etesia (The green and white mowers) I have a few mowers including Hayter, Honda etc and Etesia is tops... mine has the large Honda engine if your lawn is small, get a Bosch Rotak ...
by Dim
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.
Replies: 59
Views: 2094

Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

greendragon wrote:If you want stiff leaves get a chamaerops, at least that will never get tall enough to look ridiculous in this country.
they are not as hardy as a waggy, and grow much slower .... I planted 2 in a garden 3 years ago, and they have not even grown a foot taller yet
by Dim
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.
Replies: 59
Views: 2094

Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

those waggies in 20 years [ Image ] thats a sick one ... and it's been pruned wrong this is what a mature one looks like: http://www.palmsnc.org/photos/sp_70.jpg http://www.calpalms.com/images/product/Dwarf%20Chasun%20Palm%20-%20trachycarpus%20wagnerianus.jpg more photos on this site: http://www.pa...
by Dim
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.
Replies: 59
Views: 2094

Re: In your face winter, new waggies arrive.

nice palms .... I bought 2 from George for a client 2 years ago .... they are growing really well and are the focal point of that garden (a small 100 square meter garden planted in exotic style) I need 2 palms for my front garden in spring .... would love to plant fortunei, but its a windy spot wher...
by Dim
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Overwintering plant VIDEOS EPISODES Dicksonia antarctica POST 1st
Replies: 249
Views: 15627

Re: Overwintering plant VIDEOS EPISODES 1-19 READ 1st POST 1

excellent thread .... thank you! ...

I have bookmarked this
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre - Urban Farm - Urban Homest
Replies: 4
Views: 255

6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre - Urban Farm - Urban Homest

A California dad takes matters into his own hands, after finding out he'd fed one of his kids a gmo corn tortilla. Fruits, veges, eggs, milk, cheese, honey, free bio diesel fuel ( delivered for free from local restaurants ), solar... and a 12.$ a month electricity bill! Dad and the three kids work t...
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

another thing that I will do this year after the last mow in a few weeks time, is add a bag of volcanic rock dust to the lawn

... it has more than 78 minerals, and only costs £5,98 for a 10kg bag from B&Q ... I use this a lot on vegetable patches that I maintain .... it's good stuff
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

I must say that I haven't used it on lawns but it should work if you don't apply at too higher rate. This rain will help wash it in and the grass may well grow like stink ! Every bag should come with a free peg to put on your nose :lol: In South Africa, I used to use a similar product called Guano ...
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

I guess that you were going to use 6X anyway. I have been contemplating using it for a week, after reading a few articles about using a higher Nitrogen feed during the colder months ... its the same price as a small box of Autumn lawn feed by Scotts I was going to buy a bag yesterday, but changed m...
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

They may be right, of course :) but its an american article for may be more suited to their climate. I would be hesitant to put Nitrogen on the lawn now, spurring it into grow with cold weather ahead, and less opportune times to cut it (i.e. when dry, rather than wet) Might suit a young lawn better...
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

Too much Nitrogen I think Dim. Too late now .... I have fertilized with 6X and have watered it in .... :lol: The reasoning of using low Nitrogen fertilizer on lawns during Autumn and winter is a 'myth' according to this article ... (That is what spurred me to use it)... I have read similar on other...
by Dim
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Autumn / Winter Lawn Fertilizer

I recently seeded my front lawn (approx a month ago), and it's done well, is full, and is lush .... I never used a pre-seed fertilizer, it would be good to give it the final application for the year, and am looking at the NPK ratios of the 2 most common (chemical) lawn fertilizers that are marketed ...