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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 18 11:59 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

lots of time
good gloves
eye protection is wise ( pinging clips / glass issues )

bucket dustpan and brush . box ( for any broken sheets )

wd40 ( owt tight get squirty cos brute force breaks glass )
long nose pliers, waterpump pliers,mole wrench, screwdrivers.
hammer, drift, back block ( for punching out rusted bolts )

other tools may include, drill/bolt croppers/angle grinder with cutting disk ( if the bolts are properly rusted solid )

unclip glass, ( there are a few types of clip all of them fun so take a variety of pointy pokey tools ) The clips may try to escape , be vigilant and pop each in the bag as they come off ( replacements might be hard to source ), don't lose the bag

wrap glass in newspaper ,
tape into manageable parcels .
transport parcels layered with cardboard and secured in vehicle

most are easy but go equipped for rusted fixings just in case it ain't good marine stainless

ps use marine quality bolts if replacing any , fertilizers etc are as corrosive as sea water

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 18 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for all that DPack, very useful.

Ahhh that's rubbish not even have a little veg plot Tahir. I feel sad for you.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got my shed up and I've re-felted the roof. I was going to put guttering under where it runs off the felt and attach it to a water butt I've managed to scrag. Will the rainwater be okay with it having run off the felt roof?

Thanks.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1718
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Congratulations on your shed building. I would try to collect the water if you can. I am sure lots of folks collect off felt roofs, someone here will know! And when the advice comes I will copy it!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 9978

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As far as I know it should be all right. The first stuff might have some hydrocarbons from the felt treatment, but not enough to worry about I wouldn't think.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Gregotyn.

Thank you MR. I'll get my guttering sorted and installed.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I planted 100 onions at the weekend and cover them in a garden fleece. Went to the allotment last night and all but nine of them had been pulled up and scattered around the plot, with the fleece ripped in several places. Damn you destructive creature, whoever you are.

I've replanted and thankfully I had some left over but I've now got about 85 onions planted. I've double fleeced with the second fleece sat on top of a bricks, with bricks then on top of the bricks.

I'll be calling tonight to get some corn, so I'll see what, if anything has happened.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34203
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

squirrels
rodents
birds

start at the top

whichever it is chicken wire helps a lot but the first 2 are repelled by chilli powder and the latter by a tangled web of fine threads.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks DPack. I'll throw some chilli powder down if they have all been pulled up again and see how I get on.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

one year i planted my onions 4 times

something that can help is planting a bit low so as nothing shows above ground, a stem stump is a great handle

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahhhh I didn't realise I could plant them underground, I thought so much had to be over the top. Thanks DPack I'll go with that option.

4 times!!! How disheartening. The annoying thing is, they don't do anything with them, just throw them around all over the place.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 9978

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had some fox cubs raised in our buddliea one year and I am sure they played football with the onion sets.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6150
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chilli should work with foxes, it does with dogs n cats.

cats can be an issue(r) if they spot nice loose earth which is a bit nasty among the lettuces

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 18 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't have any chilli around. It does for me too.

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