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Quote series1gem Replybullet Topic: Working my 200
    Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 12:09pm

I thought i'd give my old Howard 200 a work out this morning. For a machine that turned 45 years old last week it didnt do to bad a job, turned this from a lawn to veg patch in just over an hour this morning, was great fun too!

 
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 12:11pm
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 12:13pm
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 1:46pm
hi gareth. exellent job with the old girl, looks as if you have some quality soil in your garden to.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 5:41pm
Why is everybody else able to get their ground turned over. Mine is still too wet. Just dug a few parsnips and could make bricks with the soil it is so wet. Time to get the lough out and open the ground up a bit I think.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 6:24pm
My garden does seem to drain well, and has been well dug in the past, due to other comitments it was left to grow over last year, but looking forward to plenty of fresh veg this year, just wish i had more space.
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Quote steve d Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 6:44pm
thats a great looking machine gareth  where did you get the decals?
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 6:49pm
I actually got them several years ago off Ebbayy, however i have forwarded all the art work to forum member titch, send him a pm and he should be able to help and all his stuff is simply fantastic in quality.The machine when i got it was just a pile of rust with a very siezed engine, needed a new fuel tank and airshroud but most of the rest is still original, even managed to clean up the rings.
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 11:35pm
Well Charlie the answer is quite simple,you live within the old coal fields of North Somerset,where ever there are coal measures you will get heavy,wet ground,just like the home lands of Mr Wallingfield!
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 7:01am
hi charlie.sounds like a drainage scheme is required in your garden. possibly construct some french drains under your veggie patch before sowing time.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote owen Replybullet Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 7:15am
I got a garden like Charlie's, our grounds heavy clay I can't start to early. So I was a bit envious of Gareth's patch. Nice little rotavator to.
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 12:02am
Let's hope Simar kid understands what a real french drain is,and doesnot put one any where near a veg patch unless he wants to break his tines on a rotavator.
A french drain is an open ditch,back filled with broken stone to the top,best place to use these are on recreational grounds preferably where there is a turf finish.
Further the best fall to use on these drains or any other type when boning out is 1 in 200
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