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Adam Woods replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"The seed head is left until the birds have exhausted it... Circa Feb March time"
32 minutes ago
Andrew Midgley replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"In the right setting, they are fine and a good source of food for birds. In the winter the skeletal Frame adds winter interest and the large leaves emerging in the spring are ornamentally interesting. "
9 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Goldfinches will probably be available on Amazon prime by November."
9 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
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John F replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"I like alot of those ornamental weeds too ( brilliant definition by the way )  , even balsam and hogweed have a certain presence , my back garden has become engulfed by borage but it looks amazing in flower and the bee's love it . 
I once spent a…"
9 hours ago
paul watson replied to Andrew holt's discussion Viking Mb4rtp
"Best way is to get a Briggs and Stratton suction pump. Cheap as chips, put the tube into the oil filler neck and pump away. It's best done whilst oil is warm.oil is stored in a large tank
 
 
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9 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"I like the sound of the goldfinches Ben that would be a bonus ."
9 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Thanks Adam . Do you cut the seed heads off or let them burst and hoe any seedlings which appear ?
My concern is the lawn as teasel has a mega root by the looks of it . "
9 hours ago
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Tony @SM replied to Tony @SM's discussion Stihl Backpack Blower
"Update. The Stihl 800.  I've had chance to use this properly now. First, it's an easy starter and the pull while wearing bit is nice to use.  2nd, bloody hell it's powerful! I can clear areas that previously took ages in no time. (A drawback on my…"
10 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Pressure washing your kit/machinery, who does it?
"Great point, Vic. I've always been wary with pressure washing. I find a regular scrape when kit is dirty and a scrub with a bucket of hot water when there is time is plenty enough. Grease and oil are your best friends and I don't like to contaminate…"
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Andrew holt posted a discussion
Is there an oil drain plug on these or do I just tip the mower and drain it through the oil filler cap? Can't see one and can't find any info online.  Cheers
12 hours ago
Billybop replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Like many of these species it's what I refer to as an "ornamental weed". I also like plants like Cow Parsley etc which look amazing in what the garden designers would refer to as "drifts". But be prepared to be tough on them if they run rampant"
15 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to John F's discussion Teasel ( plant or weed )
"Colonises bare soil successfully, is biennial so not too difficult to thin and maintain. Depends on how regular the maintenance is.  They certainly are great architectural plants in yr 2 but are pretty naff in year 1. Flocks of goldfinches dotting…"
18 hours ago
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