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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:04

No overnight frost here in the east Pat, the lowest temp was 2.3C and it's just damp and soggy.  I could send some dampness your way if you like

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:02

Yes, it'll make the job much easier

population explosion of voles - help

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 06:53

Winter food for barn owls and kestrels - once they find out that they're there


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 06:49

Good morning all  G'day Pat

From my cousins' awful experience the other year, and books I was given as a child, I know that bushfires are terrifying - I applaud your OH and his pals who do their best to keep everyone safe Pat. 

A long time ago I was given a Sunday School prize of a book about courageous girls - one of whom was an Australian lass who had laid down over her little brother on a railway track while a bush fire raged over and around them - after reading that I felt well equipped to cope with anything Australia could throw at me ... .  I'm a Celebrity seems a little tame after that 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:26

Runny - I'm a Bravissimo devotee

Settled down in front of Masterchef now - see you in the morning folks

Sweet dreams.

White bugs infesting compost bin

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:47

Springtails help turn 'stuff' into compost - they're good guys

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:40

That's what I would do - you'll probably have to cut it back when you move in June and forgo fruit for 2016 - but otherwise I'm sure it'll be fine.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:30

I wore mine for a couple of hours this morning before tennis, to get used to it, and by the time I was there I almost forgot I was wearing it. 

orange/brown slime in pond!

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:27

You beat me to it Plant Pauper - here's the thread

Hope that helps

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:18
Fairygirl wrote (see)


hendy wrote (see)

Thick bleach poured directly on the weed if that fails caustic soda.



Fairygirl wrote (see)


hendy wrote (see)

Thick bleach poured directly on the weed if that fails caustic soda.




jo47 wrote (see)

Exactly Fairy ............ 


And it doesn't work anyway - it only kills the part of the plant it touches - it doesn't translocate back down to the roots and kill them - and it kills all the invertebrates in the soil, any small mammals and insects that touch it, and poisons the soil.  Why would anyone ............ ?

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