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4 TIER Compact growhouse.

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 01:33
I had mine in a bad spot on grass and slugs and snails ate everything I tried to grow, even though a frog lived in the base. I have now moved it against the house wall and,like others here find this a firm place, it is also on the concrete patio so no bugs, the cat loves to sit in the base in the sun and shelters there in the rain in the summer when I keep the zipp open. I have pieces of paving stone on the lower shelf to anchor the whole thing. I grow all small seedlings in it, tomatoes,cucumbers etc and flowers too This year I am using egg boxes in plastic boxes from vegetables or any supermarket foods that I have saved to grow seeds in especially as the tomatoes are sown and cared for by my 4 year old granddaughter, she has grown them every year since she was two. We start them off on tge window sill as it would be too cold outside at,tge end of February and transfer them to the grow house when they,go onto pots about late March/ April

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 00:46
Nor have I seen one is n years but I live next to a strip of woodland wherever used to come from so I'm hoping you encourage one at least

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:07
Lineria the bugs are tfe judge abd I'm sure they dont mind how much it costs, it's just a case of " build it and they will come " my hedgehog house is a mess but we'll hidden at the end of the garden I made it from a large plastic bin tinned on its side, filled half full of specially for small animals dried grass andcvovered with a heavy plastic bin liner,tge bin liber also projects over a smaller bucket with hedgie food, tgere is a littke water pot nearby too. The hay grass is disturbed and the food eaten so I'm fairly sure it is inhabited. I placed it in a corner where I have seen hedgehogs run from in the summer


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:49
I have heard that tescos lemon room spray works and lemon peel too. I live in an end house near a lot of trees, but tge cats all seem to stop at my garden. It's horrific. If I want to grow vegetables I grow them under a large cloche or tgey would be badly tainted

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 23:01

Which animal does the fleece come from  if it is sheeps wool then it must be boiled  preferably in an old metal bucket  if you boil it; chuck in some wood shavings for pink wool and conkers if you can find any or nettles for green tint etc.  the conkers are to act as a mordant to ;set; the colour so it should run too much

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 22:54

SLOES ARE ERRRGH  but they make beautiful sloe gin, and I dint really drink  They also come from a large bush with vicious thorns. damsons on the other hand as you can see in the great photo above are like small dark plums and grow on small trees. I used to make delicious damson cheese years ago  


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:35
Hope you don't eat beetles. lol seriously though I suppose that's when we should be looking out for hedgie, when it seems warmer then can turn icy suddenly

Bee Hotel

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 01:03
There is a beautiful wall, sounds strange but the structure of an old wall I think is fascinating


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 20:48
That's great. I haven't seen or heard hedgehogs for a,few years now but I think there is one in the hedgie house and rhe hedgie food is going


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:31
I had an improvised cat kennel outside my door a few years ago with a lityke food placed outside. I then had a littke cat who lived to sleep there if it rained. One morning however. The cat had slept indoors and a hedgehog popped out of the "kennel "to ear the cat food. This year I have made a hedgehog house from an old mower grass collector, cleaned and filled with grass hay them covered with strong bin bag
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