Re: [gardeners] Putting it by

George Shirley (
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:24:30 -0500

Penny, I carry a small piece of 1X4 inch lumber with me when I'm doing press on plastic repairs.
Grip the hose or tubing in one hand and press the plastic repair part against the wood. Saves a lot
on fingers and makes it easier for me. The difficult ones I soak the hose in hot water for a few
minutes and that helps it to expand. As soon as it cools down and you put your clamp(s) on it stays.
Hope this helps.

George wrote:
> Hy, Ron -- doesn't it pay to thin out the fruit early on...?
> With the heat wave finally broken, the pros came and
> replanted our front entrance. Seems way too late in the
> season for this, but they assure me that potted transplants
> will not suffer. Of course, now it is up to me to keep
> every thing watered, and that's a jolly good trick with our
> water restrictions!  I am quite totally knocked out!
> And you cannot believe how much damage was done to
> our soaker system -- it wil take us WEEKS to rebuild the
> whole thing!  I am most concerned that Jimmie's
> arthritis in his fingers will prevent him from pressing on
> the plastic repairs..  This is going to be an ordeal, in
> the end.
> I wish I liked lemonade.
> Penny, NY
> .
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