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david lawrence

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  1. best to prune some shoots off ? or just leave them to it ? also in northumberland inland quite high how often would anyone suggest between cuts ? i was thinking 5 to 6 years for small logs and branch log material also when harvesting existing pollards should i just cut the new stems or cut the trunk just below where all the new shoots are coming from ? any tips ?
  2. thanks for that someone suggested sweet chestnut what with global warming a step too far in northumberland inland and 450 feet up ??
  3. hi going to plant a few hazel this winter only modest numbers about 30 whats the best protection from rabbits can use used full sized tree tubes for free or the little tubes for hedging with a cane also used for free would they tend to make the young plants to grow as single stems aim to get stakes etc for home use any tips thanks david
  4. Hi i have damson to prune as its plum family thinking a summer prune its poking up above a walled garden wall and protruding out over the flower bed so just a trim back to where it has been pruned to previously ? any tips welcome thanks
  5. had a new hip dec 1999 prior to that was pretty much dragging myself about been great just beginning to seize up now after a day logging i mostly just do a few hours at a time and if in doubt have always cut it up no very heavy logs lifted have you a "catcher" on your chopping block ? no bending over saves time and effort splitting with a splitter thou and bought a mini tractor feeding a biomass boiler as you are not as big more like 20 tonnes a year took up cycling and with super low gears went some interesting places..... slowly as with logging feeling it now after a modest ride so look forward to at least 20 years good luck
  6. hi just spent a day hand weeding a rose rosa rugosa ? hedge grass nettles and goose grass mostly it was trimmed back to about 2 foot 6 inch last year and the weeds had outgrown the regrowth of the hedge whats the best plan to prevent weeds coming back or at least slowing them down to help hedge thicken up there is good regrowth both from ground level and top of the trimmed branches mulch with lawn mowings glyphosate on a hand weed wiper sprinkle with weedkiller granules but not sure what they kill any tips ? thanks david
  7. Hi I need some new tyres on my ranger they are 235/75 r 15. 105 s i am after something more on than off road any recommendations ? thanks
  8. find the table a little low i am just over 6 foot tall and try and to set it up a bit higher than where i stand when doing horizontal splitting otherwise all good
  9. Spotted a story in Land Rover owner or such a few years ago lwb land rover knitted out as mobile log splitter. Looked good shall try and track story down www.logrover.co.uk
  10. In the past I was a pony boy using pony to carry stags back to the road on deer stalking estates we could get almost anywhere EXCEPT peat avoid at all costs
  11. Hi i have just pruned some neglected blackcurrants in the past they must have been well weed killed as not much weeds just a few nettles really and a little grass Could i mulch them with fresh cow manure ? give them a little boosts and suppress weeds thanks
  12. should i pile up stuff to awkward to split or getting rotten in one big pile or have a few small piles favouring one big one now ??

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