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    Cabstar tyres

    click the link
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    Cabstar tyres

    I don't think you will find a proper 4x4 pattern that is van rated. Needs to have the "C" rating to carry the weight, will fail MOT with anything else. Had mud and snow pattern winter tyres on mine. I am a farmer and drove it most places you shouldn't be and rarely got stuck. Not pretending they are good offroad though. Often thought about putting an LSD diff out of a Terrano in, said to go straight in but never bothered trying.
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    With the current state of affairs in this country we should be keeping our heads down and hoping America doesn’t come and take it off us.
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    Topping Leylandii

    Below last green branch will definitely kill them, they don’t grow back from suckers. Cut loads down over the years and if you leave a good bit of green they usually survive. The “good bit of green” is more important than height. Have cut 90’ trees down to a few feet and they survived, have reduced 30’ trees by half and some died.
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    Mulch Circles

    Most green waste I’ve seen is full of plastic, glass and foil. Check the quality before accepting it.
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    They won’t fall over, they won’t grow back on the neighbours side either and will look a right mess (in my opinion). Won’t harm the trees particularly. i think strictly speaking the neighbour has a right to cut off overhang but has to offer the cuttings back to the owner. Don’t think the owner has to accept though.
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    Stockpilling for brexit?

    I asked my missus how she was going to cope when baked beans weren’t available. ”Don’t be stupid, they are made in Britain” FFS!
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    Apple branch galls

    Wooly aphid is causing that
  9. Best practice for what? It’s not best for the hedge in my opinion, you certainly wouldn’t be only cutting your garden hedge every three years because it would be a right mess. It might be best practice for berry production but that’s not what they are there for, a point often forgotten or ignored. Birds living and feeding in them is purely a byproduct, it is not their purpose. Historically they would have been cut annually by hand and no higher than a mans chest. At least modern machinery allows them to be higher, whether this is good or bad is debatable. The picture posted is a pic of a badly maintained hedge, bad maintenance has likely always occurred to some degree. The purpose of the hedge is to define boundaries and maybe to keep stock in too. The hedge pictured is still defining the boundary, wire is a lot cheaper and quicker than hedgelaying.
  10. Not drawing the cold air in through draughts like an open fire is the biggest thing imo. Other than that all the things you said
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    Fruit trees and orchards

    There are some that are willing to pay but most would look at it from the “no way will I get £200 worth of apples off it” point of view. Paying someone to prune your fruit trees each year will cost a lot more than the value of fruit they get in return.
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    Fruit trees and orchards

    Which of what I wrote is incorrect? Regarding being dependant on bees, I think that is massively overhyped. I think pollination is far more dependant on insects other than bees. Put a net over a strawberry plant to with mesh that excludes bees but allows smaller insects in and see if you get fruit or not. I do everything I can to look after bees but I do think they get more credit than they deserve. Hoverflies are probably better but not so sexy. In the same way as a nest of wasps will clear more grubs than a pair of feeding birds.
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    Fruit trees and orchards

    You don’t get honey bees in orchards because there isn’t enough nectar in apple blossom for it to be worth their while. Grease bands are for winter moth, not codling and tar oil winter wash is banned now to my knowledge. Codling control in a modern orchard is likely to rely heavily on pheromones rather than insecticides. The latest method is to “blanket” the orchard with pheromones to prevent mating. No mating means no baby codling boring into the fruit. If you only have one or two trees a pheromone trap from a garden centre is probably sufficient control. Better than pulling all the flowers off anyway. The only neonic that is regularly used in orchards is Calypso, that is said not to harm bees and unusually for an insecticide it can be used while trees are in blossom (doesn’t mean I would).
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    Go on then, What was your best Present??

    A granddaughter
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    Do the test so you can buy poison or just buy it off eBay and Amazon instead. Same goes for many other high strength ag chems.


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