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Posted: 17/05/2013 at 13:29

I have decided that nothing works!!  It's not the neighbours cats that are a problem it is my own! I have tried everything - I recently tried teabags with muscle ache spray as someone told me this works.  It doesn't.  My two cats just dig up the teabags and move them out of the way.  Also tried the sprinkler. One of my cats now just has a poo on the utility floor and the other just plays chicken with it, waiting for it to move in the other direction and then shooting in the veg patch to do his business.  If he mis-times it he just sits there and finishes what he's doing, has a good shake (a bit like a dog) and then strolls off as though nothing has happened.  My daughter reminded me that when he was a kitten he used to get in the bath with her!  They are now both 16 now so I guess the only thing to do is wait....

20ft screen/conifer ideas please

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 21:31

Another option would be laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus).  It's evergreen, pretty quick growing, doesn't require much pruning and, in fact, if it isn't pruned too much will produce white flowers followed by berries.  Not too fussy either, will tolerate sun or shade and most soils (although I don't think it is keen on chalk?). Better than Leylandii anyway.  

Talkback: Chitting seed potatoes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 19:40

OK- i'll get them done this weekend - weather is suppose to be better then although they are forecasting snow again tonight in the SE - deep joy!

Talkback: Chitting seed potatoes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 17:13

Can you over-chit potatoes? Not grown potatoes before.  Mine have been chitting for ever but it's so cold haven't wanted to plant them.  

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