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Strange problem....

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:31

Tell the cooker company they're talking out of their bottoms!!!  Of course the smell will go!  We had hundreds of dead mice trapped under the floorboards of the old farmhouse we lived in as children.  They stunk for a while but soon dried out.  When the house was eventually renovated there were lots of little dried-out corpses - not smelly at all. 

Pretty obvious the cooker company think you're gullible enough to believe them and will then buy another cooker from them.

The best thing you can do is use your oven often and speed up the desiccation process, open some windows and use some air fresheners in the meantime.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:25

Good morning DD ((hugs))

Fraxinus angustifolia "Raywood"

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:24

Given that Dr Anne Edwards and the John Innes Institute is just up the road from here in Norfolk

and there are lots of Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' around here as they were introduced to the UK by Notcutts who are an East Anglian firm; if they are resistant to Chalara I'm sure it will soon be noticed. 

However, it should be pointed out that Fraxinus angustifolia is a different species to Fraxinus excelsior - our native common ash.

Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:12

Leave them alone - enjoy them as part of the wonderful display that Mother Nature provides at this time of year.  They will disappear very soon, won't do any harm, will provide invertebrates with food and will help break down organic matter in your soil and so aid fertility.

They are 'a good thing'.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:09

LilyP, so sorry to hear this. 

I used to work for a small charity here in Norfolk which provided a similar service to the community, although it was an Early Music Centre and art gallery, it developed a much wider remit. 

I know several people who run small businesses as a Social Enterprise, supporting the local community and putting any profits back into the business so it becomes self-sustaining. 

I wonder whether looking here

would be the first thing to do.  There may be all sorts of help you can get.

Good luck



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 06:51

Good morning all   G'day and Congratulations Pat and Mr P

I hope a bright day is dawning for everyone, metaphorically if not meteorologically

What's growing by the fence?

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 20:25

Hedgehogs seem to love rootling around underneath acanthus

Fraxinus angustifolia "Raywood"

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 20:18
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
... Everyone should adhere to the regulations ...

Thought that answered the question - not ethical - definintely not.

Fraxinus angustifolia "Raywood"

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 19:56

And that's the information on here too

There are regulations in place in an attempt to save the UK's ash trees.  We are just about to have one of our large ashes felled as it is very poorly and we're really going to miss it.

Everyone should adhere to the regulations - we need to try to save as many ashes as we can and not risk spreading the disease.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 19:37
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

you can have it for the time being. 

Awww Cheers! 

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