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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 06:41

Good morning all

Sharp frost outside Brrrrrrrrrr!  Only -0.02 in the back garden, but I'm sure it's much lower in the front.  Everything sparkled in the torchlight when I went out in my pjs to read the thermometer. 

Lili - just spotted your familiy's news!  How lovely - congratulations

Shame about the greenhouse - fingers are crossed that they'll be ok ....

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 19:32

Sounds good to me Nut - I was having a pre-emptive inspection this morning


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 18:20
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.... I wonder if Dove likes Baileys , don't think it's her sort of thing, thick and sweet

If it's what's on offer I'm happy to drink it BL, and it's very good poured over good vanilla icecream


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:08

BL - I'll have one with you

green house heater

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 15:54

Wills, they're all hardy - they'll be fine. 

A heater will only cause condensation which will provide the perfect breeding ground for moulds and botrytis etc and they will kill your plants! 

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 15:48

I think there may well be some radical changes around here in 2015.  We came here three years ago and got the bare bones in place - but now we're getting to know this patch and how the sun and shade affect it, not to mention the effects of the large trees on the boundary. 

Some plantings will be altered - I think some more shade-loving foliage plants are called for, some beds need to be enlarged (to make room for plants waiting for a home), more structural plants are needed too, and maybe even another bed or two created. 

Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 15:41

I agree with you Gemma - I worded my post badly

However, as you say, " the wrong hands one could easily make a mistake .... the consequences could be quite dire!"

A relative of mine blinded a fourteen year old friend who ran across his line of fire when he was using an air gun.

Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 14:15

Aha - got you -  yes it depends such a lot on whether the council offices and officers are plagued by vermin, or whether it's just a problem that affects the council tax payers

Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 13:50

Cangran   the firearms law is nothing to do with the council - it's English law and is enforcable by the police. 


As I said, an air rifle in the right hands can be a very good solution to a rat problem, but it's a good thing to point out the legalities of the situation.

Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 12:29

Germma, I know you're aware of the regulations etc, but in case someone else comes across this thread in the future I'll just post a word of warning - if you have a large garden and no near neighbours an air rifle in capable hands can be a good solution to a vermin problem

However - if your garden isn't larger than the range of your air rifle, you'll be breaking the law - you are also breaking the law if you fire it within 50ft of a public highway - this  includes public footpaths and bridleways.

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