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Baby rats in compost bin

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:47

I found a nest of new born mice in an old shed while clearing it out so I picket the nest up on a spade and placed it outside while I decided what to do with it, less than 30 minutes later when I went back to it all the baby mice had died. They don't seem to last long without their mother at that early stage.

Have I killed my hydrangea?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:45

My hydrangea has buds showing in the east mids it is in full sun though I don't know if this makes any difference.

plastic or fabric compost bin

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:36

I noticed that they had some in aldi this week for £17.99 I would think that even these would be better than a fabric one. My plastic ones get realy hot inside when the sun is on them even on a cool day.


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:43

Now there's a good question, the bulbs need a period of cold weather on them before they will flower that's why we plant them in the winter, they need to be stored in a dry cool place so they won't flower this year but if you store them they need to be kept cool.

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 11:54

Saturday morning pictures the horror of the Indians circling the wagon train and the shear exhilaration of the cavalry turning up and winning the day to the cheers and stamping feet of a hundred under 12 year olds. The wonder of rocket man and then running all the way home convinced that we could fly.

Neighbours Conifer

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 17:18

It's not near enough to your house to affect your foundations then?

No More Mower (or any engine) Starting Heartaches..

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 14:01

Not sure about the safety aspect but brilliantly inventive all the same.

Free Council Compost

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:55

If you are that worried why don't you get some and leave it in a heap to see what comes up if you aren't happy with it put it back in the council recycling bin.

spuds in ?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:15

I sowed my first early swift yesterday they are now under eight or nine inches of soil so I doubt that the frost will have much effect. I'll be getting the second early and maincrop in as soon as I can get the ground dug over, the sooner they're in the sooner they will grow.

Cats.........stop them from messing in my garden!!!

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:11

If I had 50p for every time a cat did it's business in my garden I'd be richer.

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mantis tiller

is it worth the cost 
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ridge and greenhouse cucumbers

is it possible 
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