Dovefromabove


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Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:33

I don't know of any tablets that will do that - don't know if others do - If you need to water anything with rainwater right now I'd dip a bucket into the top to get clean water and avoid the sludge which will be at the bottom.  Then  I'd empty the lot and give it a good scrub - some people use a very dilute Jeyes Fluid, but I'm not keen on using it for environmental reasons - I've just googled and found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Green-WATER-BUTT-CLEANER/dp/B000O5DV52 - - has anyone else tried it?????????? 

Does your water butt have a lid on it?  Mine do and I find that keeps the gunge to a minimum.  

By the way, don't use water from water butts for seedlings and very young plants - use your tap water - it'll help prevent fungal infections etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:26
Fairygirl wrote (see)

I just have grass Dove - mine aren't posh enough to be lawn 

Although maybe the bit I'm putting in the back garden could be lawn....perhaps for a spot of croquet on a warm evening...

Crochet more like 

I didn't say that mine are grass lawns - they're a good mix of fine grass, moss, prunella, wild marjoram, and daisies at the back, and in the front one we have stronger grass, daisies, dandelions and three-cornered leek   The wildlife love it - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

weeding especially grass

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:23

Where's the hole - what sort of hole? 

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:04

I suggest tea and birthday cake this afternoon - 4pm suit everyone? 

Who's going to put the kettle on?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:55

Hurrumph!  Still no reply box for PMs - so more than just a blip this end - I'll send Daniel an email this evening - don't want to ruin his weekend 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:06

Good morning Verdun   We have 'lawns' too (or is that two) 

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:53

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What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:44

What you need is a

 

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Arum lily

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:37

They're pretty tough and will usually survive a UK winter if the crown of the plant is about 6" below the surface of the water - can you lower yours?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:35

Haven't been out for a curry for an age .............

However, plans are afoot to go here before too long http://www.thebelgianmonk.com/pdf/food.pdf - their Moules et frites are wonderful .... and so is everything else - tartiflette to die for 

They sell more than 15 tonnes of mussels per year!!!  And look at their beer menu http://www.thebelgianmonk.com/pdf/beer.pdf !!!

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