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by BusterG
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Domestic water filter.
Replies: 22
Views: 4924

Re: Domestic water filter.

Hello all. I am in need of recommendations for which filters to use. Our domestic pipes keep getting clogged and causing issues with the boiler. Looking for ones that are easy to install and maintain. I will look to install it before the pump if possible although the pump seems to keep going regardl...
by BusterG
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: From Malaga to Bilbao
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: From Malaga to Bilbao

Sounds lovely! Will certainly consider that!
by BusterG
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: First scout of areas to live
Replies: 23
Views: 7102

Re: First scout of areas to live

I would second Comares area - simply stunning, only 45 min inland from Malaga - gorgeous views, plenty or restaurants, friendly people.
by BusterG
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: From Malaga to Bilbao
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

From Malaga to Bilbao

Hi - we drove from Santander/Bilbao after taking the ferry from UK a couple of years ago, and on the way to Malaga, we stopped at Salamanca (which was stunning!) and did 2 days in Madrid on the way back to the ferry port. We plan to go back to Salamanca en route to Malaga again, but any ideas for th...
by BusterG
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Garden Irrigation
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Re: Garden Irrigation

What does everyone do about pumping the water uphill? My 4 bar pressure isnt enough to get the water uphill anymore. I extended the watersystem down hill. Too may lower outlets on a one tap system are draining the pressure too much to allow the water to an uphill only branch of the water system. If ...
by BusterG
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Garden Irrigation
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Re: Garden Irrigation

Hi El Cid
I cant seem to see the image of your wonderful sounding irrigation system
Is it ok to PM you email address for the picture please?

Thanks
Buster
by BusterG
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Re: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area

Cheers Jim and Peter
My lenador neighbour did the cutting for me and is even going to thresh the branches I dont want with his professional chipper.
All in for 50eur.
And I didnt have to hire anything and I get a nice pile or 2 of chippings for the veg garden.
by BusterG
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Re: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area

thanks Alison
:-)
by BusterG
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Re: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area

Enrique, you speak sense, especially as my neighbour (sorta) is a lenador. My only concern about asking him is (a) i think he would over do it and not leave enough shade for summer guests and me (b) I want the wood for various projects and the woodburner (c) I like power tools. :roll: I have a good ...
by BusterG
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Tool Hire in Velez Malaga Comares area

hello.
I can find lots of chain saws for sale but none for hire.

I need to trim a number of overgrown olive trees before they fall down.
Can anyone direct me to a toolhire shop in the area?

Thanks
Buster
by BusterG
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Water timers
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Water timers

Thanks for the feedback. Sadly it doesn't look like B+Q do their own brand timers any more - probably didn't sell enough as they didn't break. When I am there next in the summer I will look to install a new tap that is both shaded and protected all year round. Hopefully that will help to resolve my ...
by BusterG
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Water timers
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Water timers

Can anyone recommend an automatic water timer that doesn't break? I must have bought a new battery operated water timer every year for the past 5 years. As we rent the property out and don't live there (yet) so watering the garden regularly is essential. I have bought gardenia and hoselock models in...
by BusterG
Tue May 27, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Leylandii
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Leylandii

my Spanish neighbour put some in a couple of years ago along his drive.
similar result as you 50/50 mortality rate. the live ones haven't rocketed up either so they dont yet provide any significant shade.
Good luck.
by BusterG
Wed May 21, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Hi wildside. Thanks for that. I am actually much closer to Malaga - Solano - in the Comares, Riogordo and Colmenar triangle as I like to call it. South facing slope and with pretty dry soil and if there is wind we get it being close to the crest of the hill. I will have a go at finding and planting ...
by BusterG
Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Thanks for the replies wildside and Enrique.
Anyone had experience planting or growing them?
I am hoping they are hardy and vigorous.
by BusterG
Tue May 20, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Berry shrub (on Athletico Madrid badge)

Hi all I am looking to get this berry bush but I don't know what it is called. The fruit is hard apricot like, there a few at the lookout in the Montes de Malaga overlooking Malaga. I believe they are the berry that the bear on the Athletico Madrid fc badge is picking. If you know the name pls let m...
by BusterG
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Plants that hang down over walls
Replies: 5
Views: 13540

Re: Plants that hang down over walls

Honey suckle or jasmine would be my choice. Bougainvillea is also a hardy option but slower growing.
Sorry I dont know the spanish names, we have jasmine and honey suckle trained up the porch beams to help provide shade and are doing well.
by BusterG
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Watering with "grey water", any tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 8086

Re: Watering with "grey water", any tips?

Thanks for the input! Interesting that you are using this for sewerage as well. I am only proposing it for bath, basin and washing machine water. The pozo negro that is installed is now deep under a patio but has a 2 stage feature that flows into the ground unfortunately. As the property is used a r...
by BusterG
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Watering with "grey water", any tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 8086

Re: Watering with "grey water", any tips?

Hi All. I am very interested in putting a a gravity fed grey-water system at my rental property bathroom near Comares. The watering seems straightforward enough but I dont want a tank that will be smelly. Has anyone tried filters or pH neutralisers for the soapy output? Will a sealed tank with under...

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