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Baby rats in compost bin

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:43

I'll be as gentle as I can....I'm afraid sentiment is misplaced when dealing with rats, they are vermin and should be treated as such.

A smart blow with the back of your spade would be (for me) the right thing to do.

PS. I agree with setting spiders free.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:19

For Lily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHbS2RCld3o    

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 19:08
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David, there you are, just said i wondered where you were  Thank you very much, very kind of you. 

 

Would I ever leave you?? xx

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:49

Lily....a little bird (or stork) whispers that congratulations are called for, so I'll add mine and wish all of you much happiness. xx

ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:27

Which is what I said.

ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:09

Your pH level (pH = acidity or alkalinity) can be adjusted by using lime or potash. I feel that the insignificant amount of potash present in wood ash wouldn't make much difference. I think applying lime at the rate of about 1.1/2lbs per  sq yd would be required.

Having said that, lime is better applied in late winter, not now.

ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:37

Hi, Bracken - The target soil pH for vegetables typically falls between 5.5 and 7.5, although there are a few exceptions.....so yours seems to be satisfactory for most things.

Wood ash contains a certain amount of potash, this is useful for feeding flowers & fruit.

Application rate of your wood ash (providing it isn't contaminated) isn't critical as it contains only small amounts  of potash....say 1/2lb per sq yd....you'll need to do the metric conversion.

watercress

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:19

I'm feeling a bit guilty now, about highlighting this 'liver fluke' issue.

Be assured that the stuff you buy from supermarkets and other retailers will be commercially grown and represent absolutely no risk...as will that grown in the garden & allotment.

watercress

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:17

Not sure about sheep specifically, Rb, but the parasite finds its way into the water courses where the watercress grows via the droppings of drinking cattle etc.

raspberry shoots in lawn

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:32

Yes indeed, they will make excellent new canes.

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