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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    If you PM me the file, I have a you Tube account and can post it for you.
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    I have emailed the file to you hope it got there. Hopefully not too big to put on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    David
    I have emailed the file to you hope it got there. Hopefully not too big to put on here.
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    Mate, I didn't get it.

    The email server handles data up to 10meg in size

    I wouldn't have thought that a 15 sec video would be more then 10 meg?

    Only other thing I can suggest is if you/your wife has a Line account.

    Line reduces the quality a little, thus the file size.

    If you have access to Line, I'll send mine through our PM

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    David
    The fie was 33Mb but my email would only handle anything under 33Mb so I trimmed a second off each end and got it to 31Mb and it was sent but considering your server only handles 10Mb no show. I think I also sent you a pm, did you get that?
    I think I will pass for now but thanks for the offer to help, maybe I should open a YouTube account.
    Cheers

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    Ootai, ref the garden fence thing. I use the green nylon mesh, bit like really thick fishing net, The twine is about 2mm and the holes are approx 2cm across, Seems to stand up to the sun well, is chicken proof, good for growing Fuk as it'll hold teh weight and if used over delicate stuff butterflies love - its stops then laying their eggs on it. Comes in c10M lengths and can be c2-3 wide. not expensive given it lasts

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    That's the stuff my MIL uses, see third picture post #169.
    It works quite well and it is what I would buy if I need to buy any more fencing material.
    It also seems to be high enough to stop the chickens trying to fly over the top of it.
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    Oota, sorry, didn't spot that - tiz good stuff, I have put up a grid of concrete posts and use the stuff strung post to post and across the top for growing various Fuks (squashes). Earlier in the thread there was mention of some stinky greens that Thais love but it seems its the only thing FOJ doesn't like - its called Cha Om and its a type of acacia and you use the new growing tips - it does stink and my Mrs loves it. Its banned from the fridge and even the Thai kitchen fridge - i kin hate the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    That's the stuff my MIL uses, see third picture post #169.
    It works quite well and it is what I would buy if I need to buy any more fencing material.
    It also seems to be high e
    And the chickens getting underneath? Where does you MIL buy it from and what is it called in Thai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    And the chickens getting underneath? Where does you MIL buy it from and what is it called in Thai?

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    I finally got spoken to this morning after days in the dog house, not the TD Dog House just the one I am regularly assigned to by she who thinks she must be obeyed.

    Anyway it is called "daa kai" that's the best I can do and she bought it from "a shop" in Non Sawan, more details weren't forthcoming but I am assumming it was just a run of the mill general type store that sells all sorts of hardware type stuff. To me it is, or looks like, just a fish net.

    The MIL puts string/ cord through the top and bottom and then strings that between bamboo poles. If you tie the string tight enough at the bottom the chickens don't go under it and because it is about 6 foot high they don't seem to want to fly over the top either. Some have managed to get into the garden when the gate is left open and when they get chased they can definitely fly over the top of it.

    P.S. I am glad I could help you not have a sleepless night.

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    Thanks for your reply on the netting.I suspected it would be from the "net shop down the road". I generally wander around our local DIY shops until I find what I like. Thais do seem reluctant to turn on their lights though.

    WRT to sleepless nights they are starting to become shorter. The weather has changed to rain only in the late afternoon, also a lot less, so early morning is the best time for any "outdoor" work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post

    After a 5 hour Lumyai fruit removal and trimming our friend stopped by to pick up all the clippings.

    JPPR, i put 3 Lamyai in 8 years ago, they did nothing for 4 years, not really even grew. Then spent the last 4 years shooting up. Last year and this they fruited which was great but the fruit has so heavy it bent the branches almost to the ground. I notice your are fairly upright so did you shape yours? as i think i am going to have to lop the lower branches but i've resisted doing it as i like the shape. They are currently covered in fruit which will probably be ready xmas and i think i'll have to prune them then.

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    A bunch of coconuts... quite literally:












    BTW Smegites, notice anything different about the fence?

    You deluded fucks!

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    The fence needs a coat of paint, Ant.


    Just sayin' like, innit.



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    Get on to that after the car...

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    If you pan up there is 3 somchais in various states of decay adorning the top?

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    Saw these in a park on the weekend - first glance I thought tamarillo, wrong I'm told, not edible, but no one knew correct name.

    'fruit' is about 10cm

    Name?




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    Enjoyed reading this thread this afternoon ootai. Picked up a couple of pointers for our fruit tree planting in about a month. Thanks for highlighting it to me. Regards, -BiP

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    I have 3 small Raspberry bushes going now. Started out 2 leaves each. Doing well in the shade area.





    I think my next project is to build a covered garden area. I can use the back wall area and then grow my Raspberries, Strawberries. My FIL prepped this area to grow some various veggies.


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    JPPR

    I posted a question for a while back (Post #158) but I think you may have been busy on your visit back to the US, any way here's the question again

    "Do you use hand clippers to trim your hedge? I have a much, much smaller hedge than you and I went out and bought an electric trimmer to do mine.
    It works like a treat and lets you get a good straight edge or top. I guess I'm just trending to being lazy."

    I then posted some pictures of my unworthy hedge in Post #160.

    Now that I see you have reappeared here maybe you van answer my query.

    As for me I am still struggling to get shit to grow. I thought it would be easier now the weather is a little cooler but it has been very dry and the ground just sets like concrete.
    I was trying to turn some straw into mulch but have burnt out the motor on my wood chipper. Long story but in essence my own stupid fault but too late now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Do you use hand clippers to trim your hedge? I have a much, much smaller hedge than you and I went out and bought an electric trimmer to do mine.
    It works like a treat and lets you get a good straight edge or top. I guess I'm just trending to being lazy."
    Apologize ootai, I missed the post,

    I trim my hedges with a cordless and gas hedger. The sides I use the cordless and the top I use the gas. My Hedges are friggen huge and thick now. I have to hedge them up 3 times a year and its a takes me 3 or so days a few hours a day. I do them in sections. I either do early in AM or just around evening time. I imagine the Electric hedger does a nice job as well.

    Here are the hedgers I use.



    This a 56V EGO cordless hedger I brought back from the US. It works awesome. Can't say enough about their products. I have their weed whacker and leaf blower. My FIL loves the leaf blower. I bring them back in a suitcase if you can believe it. I just tear them apart and re assemble back here.



    I realized that the cordless had limitations so I went out and bought the Husqvarna gas powered 128F (above). Works really good. Not too heavy and can cut through some good sized branches. It has a longer throw (Blades) then the cordless which is why I use it on top. You'd laugh if you saw how I climb up a ladder, tilt the ladder against the hedges and swing that thing cutting them off. My wife and FIL just laugh. Funny story, one time while I was in Korat working my wife hired a guy to come do the hedges. He did them by hand. Took him five days, 8 hours a day and they looked really bad. I came home a few weeks later and my FIL was really upset how he butchered them and showed me. I said "No Problems Pops, I will fix'em up" It took a couple of trims but have them back in top shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Earlier in the thread there was mention of some stinky greens that Thais love but it seems its the only thing FOJ doesn't like - its called Cha Om and its a type of acacia and you use the new growing tips - it does stink and my Mrs loves it. Its banned from the fridge and even the Thai kitchen fridge - i kin hate the stuff.
    I hate everything about those shrubs. The thorns are brutal. Mot Dang love the crap, it smells god awful sour and bitter. I have us down to 2 bushes now and that is 2 too many. I told my wife let me yank'em up.

    She says "No because she uses it cooking".
    I said "So then buy it when you need it. Its not like you cook with it everyday. I see the crap at every market for 5 bht"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I hate everything about those shrubs. The thorns are brutal. Mot Dang love the crap, it smells god awful sour and bitter. I have us down to 2 bushes now and that is 2 too many. I told my wife let me yank'em up.

    She says "No because she uses it cooking". ]


    I said "So then buy it when you need it. Its not like you cook with it everyday. I see the crap at every market for 5 bht"
    555 JPPR good luck with getting her to rip them out. They either use the tips in Nam Prik with other assorted veggies or make them into omelettes, either way God awful. You're lucky you've only got two, we have 20 and yes the thorns are brutal not huge but every time i get caught they persist with a dull pain for upto a day - i may apply Glysophate and just say to her there must be some disease affecting them

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    555 JPPR good luck with getting her to rip them out. They either use the tips in Nam Prik with other assorted veggies or make them into omelettes, either way God awful. You're lucky you've only got two, we have 20 and yes the thorns are brutal not huge but every time i get caught they persist with a dull pain for upto a day - i may apply Glysophate and just say to her there must be some disease affecting them

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    we have 20
    Lord. That is almost grounds for divorce IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    the thorns are brutal not huge but every time i get caught they persist with a dull pain for upto a day
    Occasionally when I am wheedwhacking by them I brush up against a branch. The thorns go right through the shirt and shred your arm. Last time that happened 2 got uprooted and tossed. My wife seldom cooks with the crap because she knows I can't stand the smell. My FIL apparently loves it in fish soup. I even made a concession by saying "Let me tear them all out and when she needs some I will ride my bike down by the river where it grows in abundance wild and save her 5 bht".... No deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I will ride my bike down by the river where it grows in abundance wild and save her 5 bht".... No deal.
    You'll lose. When they sell them, they come in stick like bundles, ready rooted at 5 THB / stick. My real problem is that periodically they need to be heavily pruned and the Mrs just leaves the cuttings on the ground which I have to pick up and burn and i always get stuck. I've just planed 2 Avacado trees near some so hopefully they shade them out.

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