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Take care where you put the mouse traps

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:34

Lynn, the trick is to use lots of traps at the same time. I did once have a frog caught in one of my mouse traps in my garage!

But over the time I've been using them I've caught lots and lots of mice, heres a tally Ive kept on my garage wall...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/IMG_6630_zps4bf5efef.jpg

 

Nuclear option for weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:29

Heres some photos I took when my block paved drive was installed 2 yrs ago...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/Untitled-7_zpsf2e31b65.jpg

 

And heres a photo a few weeks later after applying Resiblock sealant...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/ResiblockNextDay1_zps607699e9.jpg

 

The weeds have never appeared. In fact I have a regular oil leak from my car and I can simply wash the oil away without leaving any stains...

Before..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/IMG_7219_zpskdobqh25.jpg

 

After...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/IMG_7228_zpsvs4ukwsb.jpg

 

Heres the Resiblock I used...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/ResiblockKit5-001_zps8c2c83d6.jpg

 

Nuclear option for weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 01:16
On my block paved drive I sealed it with Resiblock sealant. It's not cheap, but it stops the weeds dead. It works by setting hard the sand between the pavers. It does darken the clout of the pavers though. It also repels oil, which is useful as I park my LR Defender on the drive which likes to leak oil.

To drench or not to drench a rhoddie

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 23:50

If by drench you mean giving it lots of water then I think the time to do it is when its forming its buds, which I think is around Autumn to October time?

Clay soil, digging it out

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 21:34

A good point, thanks GemmaJF

Clay soil, digging it out

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:20

Im on heavy clay also. In my front garden I recently had to dig a hole 4ft deep and it was still clay. I have nowhere to drain water to either. Any soakaways I've made have just held the water, and the problem returns. 

Im relaying a new lawn this year and I shall first remove the old turf, rotate the compacted soil, add more top soil and sand, and rotate this into the existing soil. By rotating the area and raising the lawn a couple of inches I hope this will improve the situation.

Spring Bulbs leftover from Autumn

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:46

I have a collection of tip bulbs that I threw into an empty plant pot (no soil) last autumn, and they remained there over winter as I never got around to throwing them out. A few weeks ago I noticed they had sprouted and so I've planted them up.

Honeysuckle or Clematis?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:35

Christine, yes that clematisis the pink flowering plant and is called 'Piilu'. Heres a close up..(click on it to enlarge)

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsd8e151c7.jpg

 

Its my second favourite clematis, my first being Dr Ruppel which you can see here growing up my archway..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps37424126.jpg

 

 

 Have a look at this great website about Clematis plants  http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk

Clematis fall into different groups which relate to their pruning times - Group 1, Group 2 etc. You can also get evergreen Clematis.

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 15:46

I think they always start off with half hour episodes, then part way through the series they change to one hour episodes.

Lawn sand or dressing

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:52

Im also on heavy clay, and there is nowhere to drain excess water to. The clay is so deep that soakaways dont work, they just fill up with water and remain full. 

 

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