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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rats, cats and bids

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:42

Every time you walk past the raised beds, bang loudly  on the sides with a stout pole - it gives them a headache and they hate it - they won't want to set up home there if you make it uncomfortable for them. 

Also keep the soil damp - the reason they're in raised beds is because they've found a dryish spot. 

Good luck!

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:47

Trolls, on the corner of your desk in exams - I didn't have one - I didn't see the point -  they all thought I was odd


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:43

That looks over-ripe to me Rinus - I think that looks as if it's ready to dry, for popcorn and Mexican dishes etc. 

I wouldn't wait until the husk is dry and brown if I wanted to eat it as Corn on the Cob - it'll be hard and tough

This article should help


Rats, cats and bids

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:37

If you've got rats established there, rather than just the odd visitor, I'd get professional pest controllers in and sort them out properly.

Tree supplier

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:29

Good luck - let us know how you get on


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:12

Wonky - well done re basement and roast lamb bribery!    We'll come and inspect when we get back

Doesn't the bride look like her lovely mum - she'd have been sooooooooooo proud

Have a good day! ((hugs))


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:37

Oh Clari ((hugs))


Dead leylandii

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:22

I agree with Tetley - you don't like them, they don't look good so get rid!!!

You may not need to grind the stumps out - if you cut them down but leave a 4 ft trunk you can use as a lever, as the ground softens in the winter you should be able to 'rock' them out - they're quite shallow rooted. 

That'll save you money to put towards a fence and new shrubs

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:19

I've never noticed an unpleasant aftertaste with rhubarb - I wonder whether you're picking it too late in the season?


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 07:10

Don't know about a chuckle tho .....................................  here you are, this always makes me laugh

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