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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
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    Just tie it down when windy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
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    Just tie it down when windy.
    did you take a shortcut in the dark and get a bit tangled?
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    just go to local nursery type shop they should have the drippers and the soft alkathene pipes. should say how many litres per hour for each dripper at certain pressure or you could get pressure compensating ones. easiest way is just run a line out and put the drippers where you want them turn on water and catch the drips in a cup to work out flow. lines are best run horizontal across the bank as that should give you the most uniform flow and easier if you have to restrict the lower ones to compensate for downhill flow from the higher ones. if you using a constant available water source then a timer would be a good option to prevent overwatering and possible bank slippage. best to have timer water early morning or after heat of the day has gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    SOme good advice so far chaps.

    I am also considering running a liquid fert through the system occasionally..... I am expecting the drippers to clog, but hoping that an inline filter/strainer will stop the large particles getting through to the drippers.

    I am really after flow rates and how many lines I can run off of a 20mm feed, and how many drippers I can run off of those lines.


    Or am I over thinking this?
    I just dont want to do it and have to re do it....
    You are over thinking old chap. If your drip line is a return loop from a Tee it will be fine as far as pressure. If things get really dry like the last week in Jan just use a garden sprinkler or two as a top up over a couple of days. If you want the best results put down the squares of old baleage and the weed mat over the top. Too Steep ? If you can dig holes and plant you can mulch. The baleage has no weed seeds and has been partially broken down during ensiling and works well. What it really does is provide a Carbon feed source for the soil Mycorrhizal fungi which fix nitrogen for the plant - just like the forest litter in a native forest - mimic nature dont fight it. No liquid fert required. If you are desperate to put fert on and cant sleep for worrying about just do it with a watering can and a 20ltr bucket. If you use synthetic chemical fert the soil microbes will be killed and the plants wont grow as fast as with composting mulch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    You are over thinking old chap. If your drip line is a return loop from a Tee it will be fine as far as pressure. If things get really dry like the last week in Jan just use a garden sprinkler or two as a top up over a couple of days. If you want the best results put down the squares of old baleage and the weed mat over the top. Too Steep ? If you can dig holes and plant you can mulch. The baleage has no weed seeds and has been partially broken down during ensiling and works well. What it really does is provide a Carbon feed source for the soil Mycorrhizal fungi which fix nitrogen for the plant - just like the forest litter in a native forest - mimic nature dont fight it. No liquid fert required. If you are desperate to put fert on and cant sleep for worrying about just do it with a watering can and a 20ltr bucket. If you use synthetic chemical fert the soil microbes will be killed and the plants wont grow as fast as with composting mulch
    All sound advice I reckon, except for " If you can dig holes and plant you can mulch" The holes were drilled with a post hole borer and an abseiling harness..... So pretty steep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    did you take a shortcut in the dark and get a bit tangled?
    I can say hand on my heart,”I did not have any relationship with this pivot.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Photo ??
    Will try after these kids are in their barracks
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    too dark now sorry chaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    I can say hand on my heart,”I did not have any relationship with this pivot.”
    ok billy we believe you , doesnt seem to be a soiled garment in evidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Also, there are about 130 plants on the bank.
    you want get away with the excuse it was for personal use you getting up and running before the rush
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    you want get away with the excuse it was for personal use you getting up and running before the rush
    maybe he has the inside scoop as not far to mount albert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    maybe he has the inside scoop as not far to mount albert.
    Is mt albert a green area?
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    Decided against irrigating the bank for now chaps.
    If it needs it later Ill do it then.

    Cheers for the input though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Is mt albert a green area?
    thought you might have been dropping off some of your plant produce to cindy.

 

 

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