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Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:40

What sort of netting is the cage made of - squirrels will gnaw through nylon-type netting and also chicken wire netting.  The cage needs to be made of something sturdier. 

Sweet peas

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:39

You'd have to have allergy testing to find that out.

My OH has asthma and we can't have scented flowers in the house as they make him wheeze, but he's ok with a bunch of sweet peas on the dinner table. 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:30

I'd keep them on the dry side during the winter - they can cope with cold, what they don't like is cold and wet.  


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:23
LesleyK wrote (see)

... Cooked 2 chillies, 3 bolognaise doing cottage pies later (shedload of minced beef) and chicken curry and chicken in mushroom sauce tomorrow. Phew. Bet Dove's doing wonderful classy stuff...


Not really classy  - a fish pie for tomorrow, (cod, smoked haddock, salmon and cockles, lots of parsley from the garden in a creamy sauce - fluffy Maris Piper on top) and a huge Daube of Beef for Saturday - (ox cheek, mushrooms, carrots, shallots, olives and a bottle of red wine)  simmering away in the oven now - it'll take about 4 hours.  There'll be plenty left for Monday and maybe Tuesday too! 

House has had a quick wipe over downstairs and our new rug (delivered today - a real cowhide) looks fantastic on the polished parquet.

Cake and Picnic pie to bake tomorrow for the picnic on Sunday, plus a quick wipe over the bathroom.  Friend isn't leaving Gloucs until late morning I think I'll have time to do what has to be done 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:14

But if he's using rubble rather than buying in shingle, gravel etc for drainage at the bottom of a deep raised bed ...?

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:13

I don't suppose that Lidl  said they would put proper labels on their plants, did they? 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:11

Right, let's think again .................... 

Sweet peas

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:51

Wherever did you find info on the web suggesting that they might be edible?  That's dangerous 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:45

You need shallow 'beaches' sloping down into the water rather than shallow areas

 I know this is a bit bigger than you had in mind, but it's actually a very small pond. 

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