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Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:13

Great to see this thread back

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:52

FG, when the builders start you may have to be a bit 'Head Prefect' with them so they don't damage your garden. I have spent about 40 years working on building sites and have seen stunning gardens wrecked in minutes.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:46

Cleared out under the kitchen sink this morning and found...a large box of unopened mouse poison that the mice had half eaten! But I know they are still alive as I heard one blundering around in there at 5.30 this morning. The Jack Russell would not go into the cupboard even after I had vacuumed up everything, she just put her ears flat and refused to go in.

Went and got new poison already in containers, put 2 in there. All cloths and dusters have been boiled and will now go into plastic boxes for protection. (I don't look after my jewelry this well!) I can guess where they are getting in; around the pipework, but that is a difficult area to block off, though will try with some MDF I've got.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:45

To be cautious, I would also sow some in a seed tray in a cold frame or greenhouse then prick them out into larger pots, when they are 3 or 4 cm high

mystery plant

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:36

Can you down load to another site and then give us a link?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:35


Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:33

You could use pressure treated timber from a fence supplier; 4"x4" 6' or 8' tall, set into concrete bases. But these would not last as long as scaffold poles, again set into concrete. Fastening chain to the pole would be tricky, Alan is right about sourcing chain from Agricultural suppliers, but you would need some hefty bolt cutters to cut it to size unless the suppliers did it for you.

I guess you would have to drill through the top of the pole, attach a large bolt/hook with a nut and attach your chain.

Dinner time

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:23

mystery plant

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:22

Dove, great minds...

mystery plant

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:21

...Skarlett, to post a photo click on the tree icon above where you are typing and then follow instructions. I find it best to pick out the photos I want to post first so I know where to find them (files and tags etc are a bit of a closed book to me)

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