emma lou

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home made weedkiller

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 05:32

The best and safest thing we have ever used is a weed blow torch. They die within 2 days and is the most affective thing ever It is bio friendly and whilst we have to buy the cannisters for the torch it is massively cheaper than buying weedkiller which more often than not does not work.

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:54

Ha ha .....great! Actually I have a local supplier of pallets as we bought 2 last week for 2 euros as we have built a straw lined chicken pen for when it is wet. Hadn't thought of pallets. They weigh a tonne though and only managed to fit a couple in the trailer. Thanks for the idea...superb!


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:24

Thanks Roger. We need to drive back at the beginning of next year so will do some research before we head back. I reckon we will need the trailer though as the car is always full up with english food let alone a polytunnel.

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:23

Wow that is amazing. It is hard to see how you have built it? I would live there if I was an insect . I hadn't thought about the moss and foilage. Well done

Made a Bug Hotel

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 13:37

I have read this with interest as I want to make one for our garden here in France. It has been a good year for bees, and butterflies. Unfortunately it has also been a thriving year for those awful asian hornets and our neighbour has a contraption in the gardn that has caught some. I will start looking around the garden for bits. Is there a good or bad place to position one of these?


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 06:40

Thanks for that. We don't get back to the UK much but will bear that in mind. Did you need a trailer to get it back?mIf we did bring one back we would need to find a supplier in Kent for easy access back to France.

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 15:11

Not to me neither


Last edited: 02 October 2016 15:12:30

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:15

Tanacetum balsamita seems to be a name that my neighbour came up with but wiki does not seem to mention the Chartreuse. I would say it smells like a concoction of Chartreusey herbs if you have ever come acros the drink. It's delicious. 

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:54

It smells wonderful.

Last edited: 02 October 2016 13:56:14

Chartreuse plant

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:35

A neighbour has given me a Chartreuse plant. Now this is a long shot as we are in France and many people may not of heard of it. It comes on the back of a conversation we had about the Chartreuse drink and the fact we had also bought some tea at the distillery as well. Does anyone know anything about it? I know little about it, other than the fact it thrives in sun and spreads rapidly.mI am hoping I can make tea with it?

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Chartreuse plant

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Instant foilage for a pergola

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Dead fir

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