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Hozelock Water Timer Instructions

Monday, June 13th, 2011

To regularly water my hedge automatically I am going to use a Hozelock AC4 Water timer.

Hozelock AC4 and AC1+ Garden Water Timers

Hozelock AC4 and AC1+ Garden Water Timers

I have removed my Hozelock water timers for storage over winter to protect them from frost. I also remove the batteries from the units, to prevent battery leakage, and insert new batteries the following year. The only problem is I have forgotten how to program them, and I can never find the instructions , and Hozelock do not have the older models listed on their website anymore, just the newer timers.  Programming is not very user friendly or intuitive, So for myself and other readers (or Googler’s (hi!)), I’ve stored the manuals here, so they can be found. (next year!)

Hozelock Instruction Manuals

Hozelock AC1 Model 2705 (old model) Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

Hozelock AC1 Model 2705 (current model) Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

Hozelock AC1+ Model 2700 - Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

Hozelock AC2 Model 2706 Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

Hozelock AC4 Model 2707 Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

Hozelock AC Pro Model 2701 Timer Instruction Manual (pdf)

What is odd, is that current Hozelock water timer model all have the same model number 2705, as the old model!

Next year, I’ll know where to find the manuals! In the Cloud!

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Privet Hedge maintenance complete

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Finally complete the border for the privet hedge today, the weather held off this afternoon to complete the rest of the border, Lindsey also help me, so it did not take much longer to complete the border for all the hedge and install the Hozelock water soaker. I just need to install the time I have in the fish house, so it can water the hedge twice a day, for an hour each time, and I need to add the fertilizer, and hopefully the hedge will grow and fill in the bare patches.

So if the weather is good tomorrow, cut the lawn and hedge!

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Privet Hedge Maintenance (continued)

Monday, June 6th, 2011

More border clearing today, and tidying under the privet hedge, hopefully tomorrow, the new border will be complete, and I’ll be able to install the water irrigation system that arrived today! (and then it will probably rain!).

Hozelock Soaker Hose 15m

Hozelock Soaker Hose 15m

Hozelock Soaker Hose 15m - unpacked

Hozelock Soaker Hose 15m - unpacked

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Hedge Maintenance using RootGrow a Mycorrhizal fungi

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Lindsey and I have been planting additional hawthorn whips to repair the holes in the hedge, where the hedge has died or where patches have appeared over the years.

I’m using RootGrow - a Mycorrhizal fungi to help the roots and whips grow.

RootGrow - a Mycorrhizal fungi is a once-only treatment that increases the volume of soil explored by the plant by up to 700 times! RootGrow - a Mycorrhizal fungi acts like a permanent fertiliser and ensures rapid establishment BUT does more than a fertiliser in that you can expect healthier plants because the friendly Mycorrhizal Fungi help plants have better growth, vigor, flowering and long term survival via this balanced nutrition system. For a healthier plant anywhere in the garden (beds, borders or hanging basket) or trees - indoors or outdoors, choose from our low cost rootgrow range with the friendly fungi!

Mixing the planet gell before adding RootGrow

Mixing the planet gell before adding RootGrow

RootGrow added to the gel

RootGrow added to the gel

Once the RootGrow - a Mycorrhizal fungi is mixed, then we planted the whips.

Hawthorn whips planted at the entrance to the drive

Hawthorn whips planted at the entrance to the drive

Hawthorn whips planted on the drive

Hawthorn whips planted on the drive

Still have some more todo, when the weather gets warmer and better!

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ALL hedges are finally cut!!!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

ALL the hedges are now finally cut for the autumn/winter, and I’ve put my hedger away for next year!

During Cutting …

hedge before cutting no.1

hedge before cutting no.1

hedge before cutting no.2

hedge before cutting no.2

After Cutting …

hedge after cutting no.1

hedge after cutting no.1

hedge after a tidy-up no.1

hedge after a tidy-up no.1

After the tidy-up, where do I put all those hedge clippings…

hedge after a tidy-up no.2

hedge after a tidy-up no.2

My arms ache!

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Andy’s Day Off!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

YEDL our electrical supplier were fiddling with the electrical supply again today! So I stayed at home to “baby-sit” the fish house, whilst it was on generator power from 8am this morning, supply was back on at 2.30pm.

So I decided to cut our massive hedge, we have a number of hedges that surround the front garden, there are two hedges that border the driveway, a typical hedge-row of blackthorn, hawthorn, bramble etc and a privet hedge, if only I knew someone with stick-insects they would have food for a year! Total length of hedge which needs cutting is approx 300ft, and the driveway has been rapidly disappearing, with the warm/wet weather. Another typical hedge-row of blackthorn, hawthorn, bramble etc surrounds the front garden, this has grown over 10ft in height!

My brother an RHS Qualified Garden Landscaper at Groundscaper recommended I purchase a Stihl HS45 Petrol Edger (West Country slang for Hedge Trimmer!).

Although expensive, it cuts through my hedges like a knife through butter. You have to be a bit careful with the privet hedge, because before you know, you’ve cut two foot off without noticing! Although it weighs approx 4.9kg with fuel, it’s Anti-vibration system and ergonomics make it easier to cut with for long periods of time.

Before Hedge was Cut Pic 1
A view down the drive from house, before privet-hedge was cut

Before Hedge was Cut Pic 2
A view up the drive towards house, before privet-hedge was cut. The hedgerow on the rights has already been cut.

Before Hedge was Cut Pic 3
A view up the drive towards house, before privet-hedge was cut.

Before Hedge was Cut Pic 4
Close-up of privet-hedge before it was cut

After Hedge was Cut Pic 1
Privet-hedge after the hedge was cut taken from the house looking down the drive. Another tip from my brother an RHS Qualified Garden Landscaper at Groundscaper, before cutting, lay a tarpuline under the hedge to collect, hedge trimmings, move along the hedge as you cut, quick and easy to clear-up afterwards!

After Hedge was Cut Pic 2
Privet-hedge after the hedge was cut taken from the house lookign down the drive. In the distance is the green reycycle bin to take to the tip, with hedge cuttings. It’s not difficult cutting hedges, it’s all the clippings you need to tidy up afterwards.

After Hedge was Cut Pic 3
Privet-hedge after the hedge was cut taken from the house looking down the drive.

After Hedge was Cut Pic 4
Privet-hedge after the hedge was cut taken towards the house looking down the drive.

After Hedge was Cut Pic 5
Close-up of the privet-hedge after cutting.

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