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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:20

Vinegar (acetic acid) works, but it needs to be 20 percent, not the kind you get at your grocers, which is 5-6 percent. I used it on ivy last year. It needs about three days of sun to work as water washes it away.

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:14

Oooh, I have these protecting my strawberries. Nice!

How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:33

It was quite stuck on there. They probably got rid of this bin because it was a b!@# to open.

How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:23

OOOOOOH! Thank you! I could not find a manual online.


How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:42

Hello. Stupid question here. We received a second hand Blackwall compost bin, but can't figure out how to take the top off. I don't want to break it. Twisting does not work. There must be a place that we have to press, but as we have no manual, we don't know how to open the top.

Organic slug control

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:35

I am not a Betterware salesman, but I looked at their catalogue this week and they have some covered beer traps for sale. I'd recommend those if not a DIYer, but kudos to the trap ideas above. Magpies would attack my traps and pull the lids off so anything firmly attached is necessary for me.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:59

Yes, you have to have more than one plant. I've got 6 plants growing now. None of them are in a greenhouse. Fly pollination helps. I absolutely love these as they are used to make salsa verde. I'll let you know how it goes, but I am a newbie at this. I have 2 in pots, the rest in the ground.

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:55

So, now ya'll know why I refuse to use it, don't encourage others to use it. Googling Monsanto and government ties will get you a lot of answers about why this stuff is not regulated.

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:49

They come up in March/April.


Eating horsetails

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 09:27

Met UK husband while living in Japan. Married, fell pregnant, earthquake, tsunami, Fukushima, came to live here in a bit of a rush. Not able to find a job in the US whilst pregnant to support him as he would be unable to work without a green card. So, Manchester it is...for now.

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How to open compost bin

We have no manual 
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Eating horsetails

Some wisdom from Native Americans 
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