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Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:54

I once found a dead mouse in mine which I suspect had escaped from the cat we had at the time. I now put a polystyrene tube in each of the wellingtons and this keeps them upright. The tubing came from some my other half bought to insulate some pipes and this bit was left over. I just cut it in half and it does the job perfectly!

Nesting box

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 17:30

I think you are right Busy-Lizzie. I believe several birds have been photographed snuggled up inside a nesting box. My other half has just put another box up in our garden, I hope the birds make use of it in the cold spell just forcast

Geraniums

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:53
  1. My experience is that geraniums will flower again later in the year if you cut off the dead flowers. Far from weakening the plant it strengthens it as it doesn't have to use energy to make seed . 

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:25

The truth is that no one can police this stupid law but according to ''The Garden'' magazine the thing is to discourage people using their own methods of slug control which may be harmful, Talk about a nanny state.????

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:23

The article definitely said the use of coffee grounds as a slug deterrent was illegal and the fines for doing so we're quite heavy!

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:14

I was wondering if it would harm some kale plants I had just planted,  to put coffee grounds around them so my OH googled it. Imagine my surprise when he found out that it was illegal to use coffee grounds to deter slugs as pesticide tests have not been carried out on coffee grounds! It is alright, apparently, to use them as a mulch or to enrich compost. So now we know!  

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:44

I have been known to cut up margarine cartons when necessary though you have to use black markers on them!

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 16:31

I use pencil on my plastic markers. It usually lasts the season and then is easily rubbed off with an eraser.

Compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:42

Thanks Artjak, I will certainly give it a go. 

 

Compost

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:13

Artjak, what do you use in your homemade compost? I presume you add something to compost bin stuff To get it right. I have recently bought a sieve with good intentions but have yet to use it.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Arrival of frogspawn

 
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Ladybirds are waking up

 
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Global warming

 
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Bird feeders

Cleaning difficulties 
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Monty Don

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Christmas dilemma

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what is eating my Christmas cards?

 
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Winter flowers

 
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Thanks

 
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Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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