Latest posts by figrat

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 17:54
a quick google search came up with quite a few suppliers, crocus, Thompson & morgan....but it ain't cheap IMHO!

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 16:45
Easy but a bit fiddly. If you make dough now, you could bake them for breakfast tomorrow.

What is this plant or weed?

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:36 will give more info, sorry you'll have to copy and paste link into your browser.

What is this plant or weed?

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:33
Oxalis. It can be very invasive, grows from teeny weeny bulbils.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 21:12
What are those mammary things?

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 21:03
How do you propagate Dutch Gouda?

rat in compost heap

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 19:31
Good plan!

rat in compost heap

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 19:21
Yup agree with above. The first time I got the council round he said 'if you feed birds you feed rats' I ignored his advice. The second time he came I had to admit he was right. So I stopped feeding the birds (but haven't noticed a decline.) Rats like stability, so if you turn the heap regularly, and don't put tempting bits in the bin, they'll move on. I have dalek bins and always kick them as I go by ( also encourage visitors to do same). If you contact your council, they should be able to advise on, or organise FOC eradication. Creepy, but it can be dealt with.

rat in compost heap

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 19:08
Should be OK to use compost, ratty eviction is possible, please give details of compost bins ( plastic daleks, open heap etc)

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:54
It is a problem. Theoretically I could use the entrance to my house for parking, but it would have to be a dinky car with a sunroof so I could get in and out as there wouldn't be room to open the doors. Bloke keeps his motorbikes there though, so maybe that's the way to go?

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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