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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:46

Daisym bit of protection from the frost ,i never remove them till it wakes up again,you can tell when, they start to snore ,but that could be Kate 

Insect bites

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:38

Fidg why are you annoying wasps and spiders ??and by the time you get to my doctor the bites gone ! prevention is better than the cure.,now who said that ?

Avagooden all

just my luck

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:49

Morning all,i have a collection of young fig trees that I grew last year and this,also a huge one in the garden (inherited on our move ),i have plans for potting and planting the trees and they are all doing very well,and i give them away to locals,But through this summer i have been making Comfrey Tea which i know can cause problems for some people ,during the summer i had small and large blisters on my hands, for arms and head,(very short grey hair) i worked with the Comfrey with bare hands and found i had no problem,i then did the same with my fig trees trimming back the bottom leaves and such,i awoke this morning to 3 new small blisters,so i looked on the net and found this,im putting it on just in case others might have the same problem now or later ,it seems the sap is really a dont touch,

Quoting from, “Phytophotodermatitis is an acute skin reaction that may be easily confused with other causes of contact dermatitis. It is characterized by sunburn, blisters, and/or hyperpigmentation. The reaction takes place when certain plant substances known as psoralens, after being activated by ultraviolet light from the sun, come in contact with the skin. This report describes phytodermatitis due to contact with figs. 

it could only happen to me as my favorite pastime is growing Figs, Gloves from now on, what a pain in the A (I got the blisters on my head from the big tree when i was taking cuttings last year even though the tree is dormant it seems the saps still protecting it ))  bye for now Bit dull erein Norfolk.

Insect bites

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:40

Cat ,similar type questions come every year on here, so far lots of people recommend  Avon Skin so soft spray,its not sold as a repellent but it has worked for scores of people iv worked with ,last year on the allotment people were getting bitten so much that some of the ladies were really upset and in pain from the bites,we got them to buy the Skin so soft and problem gone,its also used by our troops abroad and one or two people in Scotland said it was what they used for the midge attacks they get up there, better to stop the bite than treat it, not expensive just give it a try, last year we all did and no bites.

Clematis Cuttings

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:08

Cutting queen im the same no luck with clematis and Pieris they all die.

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:03

our house is slowly filling up with nice shiny conkers,it worked for her in the last house it will work here,she also read up about spiders smelling and tasting with there 2 front feet and they dont like Lemon or peppermint SO lemon aromatherapy oil spray all over the house,smells great,Shes hoping they wont walk on it and so stay outside,we have had some monsters this year even im fed up with there webs built over night ,i get them first thing in the morning, 


Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:18

How about taking up fishing

my hormones

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:16

Morning Tootles,my mate Stanley lived on Rossington road ,we all went to Greenwood school,AND i had the Tenancy for the Red Lamp pub on the corner of sneinton and Carlton road near the market now that was an episode in my life i,ll tell you.but that was before it all started to change,we were busy, busy, and before so many people from other countries moved in,its mainly Asian now, and the pubs struggle to pay there way, anyway next year is going to be so bright round here,ill make sure it is 

Right morning all from sunny Norfolk

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:00

Morning all,as i said the Cosmos were free and we were not really bothered about planting them,But now we have seen them in flower I have collected loads of seeds to plant in our local area as so many people have commented on them (we live on a bridle path and its just turned into a nature walk type thing starting to cause dog probs already) anyway the Cosmos im going to spread some around and let nature do the rest,fingers crossed, cheerio from sun coming up now in Norfolk ,wheres my Foster Grants, or was it pound shop

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 16:44

Hi all sorry about your Cosmos these are fed on Comfrey

 Cheers all  these were the free G/W ones 

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