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Feeding birds.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:31

Bumping up

Automatic Plant Watering System Design Feedback

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:23

Bumping up

Formatting Problems

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:22

If you're having problems finding threads, access them via Forum topics and then bump them up or post on them, that way they'll appear above the rogue thread again


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:20

Very blustery here now

Bonfire ash

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:18


Formatting Problems

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 11:16

Hi Folks - there's a problem with the thread about acidic chicken manure and it's throwing the formatting out.  Daniel and team are aware and are trying to fix. 

I think it would help if we avoided posting on the thread about Chicken manure being acidic for the time being, so that it moves back down to the bottom of the page.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:56

Gemma - in my experience with SAD it is important to control your body clock rather than let it control you - so you're on the right track.  Daughter says one of the most important things in her life is her alarm clock!

Autumn turf deteriorating fast....Help!!!!

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:53

I think I'd leave it alone for the winter - I wouldn't use a fertiliser at this time of year.  If more wormcasts appear scatter them by 'sweeping' them with a long bamboo cane.  Worm casts indicate lots of worms down there which is a good thing - they'll pull some of the remaining leaves down into the soil below the turf over the winter.

In the spring some sunshine and a light feed, coupled with regular cutting (and a fair degree of patience) will work wonders

PS.  Try to avoid walking on it, particularly if wet, frosted or when covered with snow

Companion plants and their opposite

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:47

Hi Lol   - Some plants give off chemicals that prevent some other plants from growing nearby - black walnut is a well known example.  This is called allelopathy - there is some information here but there are more plants involved than those mentioned on that site.

funny forum format

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 09:37

I think you've put your finger on it Nut

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