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Keyser Soze

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Poisonous Plants

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 07:33

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

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


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!

silly quotes

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 05:58

When the In-laws were starting a family our children were very inquisitive as to what the sex of the new baby might be.

I used to say to them "We don't know if it's a boy or girl so I'm not sure if I'm going to be an Auntie or an Uncle"

They never twigged!

Does anyone know a proven way to rid my allottment of mares tail?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 05:50

Funny you should say that, I remember going into the chemists as a kid and asking for all sorts of gunpowder ingredients.

It was ok as long as I said "It's for my chemistry set"!

It wouldn't happen now although the youth of today would probably be more interested cooking up more mind bending recipes!

Does anyone know a proven way to rid my allottment of mares tail?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:04

Sodium Chlorate would have done the trick but I haven't seen it for years, banned maybe?

Does tend to sterilise the garden for months afterwards so best left alone!


Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:58

Going to train mine up a totem pole

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:55

Awful news, wishing you a comfortable and speedy recovery.

All the best and take care.

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