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Keeping Chickens

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 16:17

Hope that solves your mire situation, sotongeoff. My plastic tent-top works really well and is fixed down with a guy rope arrangement which has held out in some pretty hefty winds. Even on rainy days the girls make dust baths in the run!

Is this early for red mites or about usual? I have a plastic doodlehouse and a wooden run, presumably mites will lurk in the wood for preference.

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:58

Thanks for the suggestion, sotongeoff. Will make a point of going next time I have an expedition to Salisbury.

Happy Bear :- D

Save our bees

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:12

Me too.


Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:54

My mum used to grow them on London clay. They seemed very happy.

raised beds

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:53

Hi welshkatt (you're not a manx, are you? I know two welsh manx cats!)

Have you tried using the search facility on this site? If not, give it a go. Click on the Plants tab, put in your requirements and find pics and info about plants that will suit your situation.

Of course, it's always nice to 'talk' to people as well.

Techie question

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:37

That worked for me. (-;

Searching the site?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:03

Also, Dipadee, try the Search box at the very top of the page which Daniel explains on the fifth message above this one.

best way to clear grass and brambles under trees?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:52

It does help, though, to remove much of the brambles' top growth before attacking the roots. Even the little bits fight back )-:   I am working through my big bramble patch just now and, though a reluctant poisoner, am applying glyphosate to any new growth.

Searching the site?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:47

Just did a search for my rhubarb query. Very easy to use. Thanks for the info. on how to do that, Daniel. As Green Magpie said, it will save the same questions being repeated (as long as people think to use it.) Perhaps your post above could be in the Help section.

Green Magpie (like the name, btw) I didn't spot the search box at the top of the page, so it's not just you!


Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:39

I have two rhubarb problems.

One is a variety - forget what now but only just appearing this last few weeks - that produces lovely thick dark red stems which only ever grow to about 10cm long (if I'm lucky). I had to move it last year so took care to plant it at the correct depth.

The other is an earlier variety that seems to have two growing points. One is producing decent thickness and length stems, the other is producing quite spindly ones.  This plant was an offcut of the thriving, nay rampant, rhubarb that grew in our school garden and it has been in place 5 or 6 years. 

They are both in a fairly sunny spot in soil that is slightly alkaline.

Sorry to ramble on. Grateful to those who read!


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