Edd


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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 01:02
Pat E says:

I assume you're all well asleep by now. Ill add my best wishes to Clari for getting out of that thankless job. 



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 Sorry hun some of us are always on 24 Hour rescue


Some awkward days


Most working days are quiet. The rest are fantastic


It's nice to be nice and anonymous 

Last edited: 13 May 2017 01:07:56

How to help frogs / toads

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 00:34
Helski says:

We don't have a pond and don't want one for various reasons. However we regularly find frogs/toads in the garden and want to encourage them.


We don't use slug pellets or pesticides on the whole so don't think we're doing anything to annoy the frogs and toads but would like to give them a bit of help if we can.


Any suggestions for what we can do?


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 Are you serious?  


What about the Newts and Cadis https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Caddis+larva/snails&rlz=1C1AVNE_enGB743GB743&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq_ZK5wevTAhWKIsAKHXZVA6MQsAQILwlarver/snails


Just dig a big hole with a large open Oxygen, supply.


Any, size hole with water and watch what happens. I can guarantee it will end in big smiles.  for you. and us.


A bucket full of pond water will greatly increase your chances of success.


An Oxygen supply helps  but that could be only a small trickle.


You have all my luck.


Kind regards


Edd. 

Last edited: 13 May 2017 00:42:44

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 00:02

Just an?, update. It's not perfect.


 We had 2 poo in 2 weeks (that must be better than 2 each per  day!) 


Also trying some cheap granules from a firm called bilko or it might start with a B.


It is working VERY WELL out the front. They hate it and I'm quite suprised


http://www.wilko.com/content/ebiz/wilkinsonplus/invt/0330910/0330910_l.jpg

Last edited: 13 May 2017 00:03:25

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 02:02
Doghouse Riley says:

Edd says:

Doghouse Riley says:

Can't work out why the National Union  of Teachers  should benefit from message board posts.


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 Love you dry sense of humour. right up my street.


I finally found the cure for me, in a spray.


1 Lt water.


as much lemon /orange peel as you can muster into one pan.


Rosemary. I use fresh but dried works.


a touch of Cinnamon.


garlic. 4 individual cloves (4 bits)


and one cup of homemade apple cider vinegar. (cheap white vinegar will do)


and a teaspoon of Vicks Vapour rub (i use the cheaper version from the pound shop) or a pinch of menthol crystals.


Simmer for 15 mins and strain through a coffee filter. 


add one drop of Olbus oil to the spray bottle before spraying.


Spray on the required area after every rainfall . I do a 50 gallon batch at one time and it lasts about a week up here if I'm lucky. 


BUT IT WORKS!!! 


(If you want to be nasty add Cayenne pepper or chilli oil  but that might get you in trouble )


Last edited: 30 April 2017 04:01:34


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 I think part of what you described was one of the early bird menu options, at the Italian were were at the other night. Fortunately, we stuck to the  main menu.


Last edited: 30 April 2017 09:43:17


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 You went for the plain cat  alla carte. NO herbs and spices? 

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 04:00
Doghouse Riley says:

Can't work out why the National Union  of Teachers  should benefit from message board posts.


See original post

 Love you dry sense of humour. right up my street.


I finally found the cure for me, in a spray.


1 Lt water.


as much lemon /orange peel as you can muster into one pan.


Rosemary. I use fresh but dried works.


a touch of Cinnamon.


garlic. 4 individual cloves (4 bits)


and one cup of homemade apple cider vinegar. (cheap white vinegar will do)


and a teaspoon of Vicks Vapour rub (i use the cheaper version from the pound shop) or a pinch of menthol crystals.


Simmer for 15 mins and strain through a coffee filter. 


add one drop of Olbus oil to the spray bottle before spraying.


Spray on the required area after every rainfall . I do a 50 gallon batch at one time and it lasts about a week up here if I'm lucky. 


BUT IT WORKS!!! 


(If you want to be nasty add Cayenne pepper or chilli oil  but that might get you in trouble )

Last edited: 30 April 2017 04:01:34

Novice needs advice

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 03:29

mikzxr.


You have a beautiful area that nature has taken care of. enjoy it. If you don't follow the advise from above then (last resort) cut the brambles down and then insert a pipe cleaner soaked in systemic weed killer ( glyphosate) into the stem. (you may have to push a nail into the stem to make a hole first)


It would be a shame if you have to do this but if needs must then this is the best option and will only kill the one plant. 

Before & after

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 03:16

Looks great. Good job.


I'm sure the  ̶r̶a̶t̶s̶ wildlife will love the professional decking.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 03:08

Is it Autumn for you down there, then pat? We are going to get to the fainting temps of 12 degrees C tomorrow. I'm off to Beamish for a steam rally event with the LO. Bank holiday weekend and they are off school again because they use the school as a polling station! 

Teabag technology

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 02:51

The 'tea bag' are just like degradable plastic bags they take 2 years before they start to compost down. Do not put them in your compost bin!


If the roots are through the bottom of the bag then try to tear the bags, as best you can or cut the bottom off to let it free. They are terrible things.


Good luck.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 02:38

Hi Pat E.


I bet you can't guess who this is? 


Sorry, It says at the top.


"geese" are very expensive when we want one (christmas time) hun.


We have toothpaste up here hun but I would not recommend it as it is for cosmetic purposes only! It's all full of very bad chemicals. Teeth are supposed to be light yellow, not bright white.


How are you anyway.

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