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Keyser Soze


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Where are YOU?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:54

I'm from Northumberland. Lived in Australia for a couple of years but have worked all over the world since I was 21 (a long time ago). I've been to Nigeria twice as it happens and it was a bit hot for me! Saying that I'm in the middle of the North Sea now and by the time I get home it'll be raining! Probably.

Ants

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:59

We were inundated a couple of years ago and tried a number of deterrents. We were advised to try the bait boxes and they worked a treat.

These little round tubs are filled with food laced with insecticide which the ants take back to the nest.

Would highly recommend!

Fence Colour Dilemma

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:54

We moved into our recent house 6 years ago and the whole fence was stained in a gaudy orange which was crying out to be covered!

Rather than re-stain it we covered all the panels with brushwood screening and has yet to be replaced. We used netting staples to fix it to the posts and horizontal rails where the wires crossed and this kept it level and well supported.

It is a haven for insects and birds are always foraging through it. It is very natural looking and an ideal backdrop. Any climbers needing minimal support whilst weaving their way through it.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:07

Sorry should have read "quite right"

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:01

Hi Mike, Pleased to see you back safe and sound from your op and I hope the road to recovery is short.

My Step-Dad has a lot of problems associated with his irrigation and has been going for tests for some time now. I can appreciate greatly what you've been going through.

On the subject of religion you're quite, it's not appropriate. I have always been of the thought that it's the person that matters not what football team they support!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 07:33

I've just come across this book which seems quite apt!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Is-That-Cat-Dead-Questions/dp/1846244250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398580279&sr=8-1&keywords=that+cats+dead

Having been to the poison garden at Alnwick a few times myself it looks like it may be a good read.

Removing Horsetail

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 06:57

I agree with artjack, you will get some seedlings but because they can't get a foothold they are easily done away with.

Any plant denied light will eventually die. It all depends how persistent the plant is in getting through the barrier in the meantime!

It is best to start with no weeds before putting down the ground cover. You could say that otherwise it's like closing the stable door after the "horse" has bolted!

 

Removing Horsetail

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 06:06

They're a bit like Mare's tails but more stable

LILY BEETLES

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 05:49

I found one yesterday, I thought it was a ladybird at first, sunning itself on my Mona Lisa!

 I've been growing lilies up here in Northumberland for nearly 25 years and this is the first time I've ever even seen one!

After reading the forum I will be out again today looking for signs of eggs or grubs.

 

silly quotes

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 06:02

When our Daughter was little she would send a note to the tooth fairy with the tooth and put it under her pillow.

We had a right old time constructing replies to her from "the tooth fairy" and seeing the delight she had in receiving a response was priceless!

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